Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Steal now has become only because the .net domain has been cancelled, of course not at my own will. A month ago I got an expiration notice from my web host that the auto renewal of my domain registration was rejected. Immediately I fixed the payment method and and thought everything was fine then as I noticed they have been receiving my hosting fee. Then no more warning, I received a cancellation notice of my .net domain which said they couldn't help at all, After a few email inquiries, I only got the same answer. Being so frustrated, I followed a few links and found out who bought my domain. The evil is now the same web host can help me to negotiate buying back this domain at a commission plus service charge. So, you see this is how the domain business works. I don't think my .net would worth much. However, instead of buying it back, I decided to spend the money (and more time) to register another domain (.com) and to print new business cards. Maybe I'm silly but I feel better.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Para/Site Art Space seeks a new Executive Director / Curator

Para/Site Art Space is the leading non-profit contemporary art organization producing, exhibiting and communicating local and international contemporary art since 1996.It is located in Sheung Wan, close to the center of the city. Our main activities include presenting a programme of 10 exhibitions a year in our main exhibition space together with a variety of local and international venues outside of our space. To compliment our programme, seminars, talks and workshops are regularly organized. We also manage Para/Site Central, the smallest exhibition venue in Hong Kong, which is hosted by Hanart TZ Gallery. Para/Site Art Space was involved in various overseas exhibitions such as the Gwangju Biennale 2002 and the Venice Biennale 2003, Guangdong Triennial 2005 and organized Pearl River City – a touring show that traveled through Europe from 20006 – 2008 .Para/Site Art Space also hosts the Para/Site Art Space – Hong Kong Jockey Club Curatorial Training Programme.

Para/Site Art Space is run by the Executive Director/ Curator assisted by a curator and an office manager and governed by a Board of Directors. Apart from receiving support from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council as well as vital contributions from patrons and sponsors, our space also raises funds through an annual art auction.

A suitable candidate should have experience as a curator and a profound knowledge of international, especially Asian contemporary art and curatorial practice.

A potential candidate should have a clear vision to further develop Para/Site Art Space and the Hong Kong art scene in relation to the changing world of the contemporary art. The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operation, the planning and realization of the yearly program as well as budget planning. It is essential to liaise with the art community as well as the funding agencies and sponsors. Experience in publishing, drafting proposals, fundraising and book-keeping are essential.

The Executive Director is responsible to plan, lead and develop the Para/Site Art Space – Hong Kong Jockey Club Curatorial Training Programme.

Applications close 15th July 2008
Please apply via email including a CV and an application letter with your visions and goals for Para/Site Art Space to Tim Li, Chairman of the Board of Directors –

For more information please contact Tim Li.