Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lost in Stuttgart

After two days, a jealousy-free zone and clean air & ocean have been lost.

"Jealousy-free zone"

"An ocean that we can swim and the air we can breathe"

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rich. Streitmatter-Tran

International Curators’ Talk Series
Public Lecture -
“Curatorial engagements in the Mekong Subregion of the Southeast Asia”
by Rich. Streitmatter-Tran

Date: Friday 17 April, 2009
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Room C01, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 14/F, East Warwick
House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Hong Kong.
Seats: Limited Seats: 60

Para/Site Art Space is honored to present a Public Lecture by Rich.
Streitmatter-Tran, Co-curator of Asia Pacific Triennial (APT6).

Streitmatter-Tran is going to introduce some of the conditions in the
Mekong sub region that affect contemporary arts practices with a particular
stress on the curator-artist relationship. He will draw upon his previous
research with the Mediating the Mekong Project, which is a connection to
his current curatorial research with the development of a Mekong-based
platform for the upcoming Asia Pacific Triennale. He will attempt to
provide some insight from the perspective of an artist working with
curators and what an artist might consider a “good curator” as opposed
to an art critic, institution, and the public at large.

Rich. Streitmatter-Tran is an artist living and working in Ho Chi Minh
City, Vietnam. He received his degree in the Studio for Interrelated Media
(SIM) at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. His work, solo and
collaborative, has been exhibited in several cities in the United States,
Europe and Asia including the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007 Shenzhen and Hong
Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, the Singapore Biennale
2006 and 2008, the 2004 Gwangju Biennale, 2005 Pocheon Asian Art Festival,
ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, Asia Art Now at Arario Beijing, the Hugh Lane
Gallery in Dublin, Kandada Art Space in Tokyo, the Blue Space Gallery in Ho
Chi Minh City, the Asiatopia Performance Art Festival in Bangkok, Art Tech
Media 06 in Barcelona. He is an Asia Pacific correspondent for the
Madrid-based arts magazine Art.Es and Ho Chi Minh City editor for
Contemporary. He was awarded the 2005 Martell Contemporary Asian Art
Research Grant in 2005 with the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong for his
year-long research project, Mediating the Mekong. He was Teaching Fellow at
Harvard University (2000-2004), conducted media arts research at the MIT
Media Lab (2000), Visiting Lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University
in 2003. Currently he is a lecturer at RMIT University Vietnam and serves
as academic advisor to MOCA China and the co-curator of Asia Pacific
Triennial (APT6).

Para/Site Art Space
G/F, 4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan Hong Kong
Hours: Wed-Sun; 12-7
Tel: (+852) 25174620 │Fax: (+852) 25176850


日期:二零零九年四月十七日 (星期五)

Pacific Triennial (APT6) 聯合策展人﹣Rich. Streitmatter-Tran。

the Mekong Project 」。這研究計劃跟講者現時為來屆Asia
Pacific Triennale

College of Art 的 Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM)
二○○五年Pocheon Asian Art
Festival、德國卡爾斯魯厄的ZKM、Arario Beijing 的
Asia Art Now、都柏林的Hugh Lane Gallery、東京的Kandada Art
胡志明市的 Blue Space Gallery、曼谷的Asiatopia Performance
Art Festival、巴塞隆那的 Art Tech Media 06等展覽。Rich.
Contemporary的胡志明市編輯。講者與亞洲藝術文獻庫的研究計劃「Mediating the
Mekong」於二○○五年獲得Martell Contemporary
Asian Art Research Grant。講者是二○○○至二○○四年哈佛大學MIT Media Lab
(2000)的媒體藝術研究教學助理,二○○三年Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts
University的客席講師。講者現於RMIT University Vietnam任職講師、MOCA
China的學術顧問及Asia Pacific Triennial(APT6) 聯合策展人。

Para/Site 藝術空間
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Michael Lee

(photo by Qinyi Lim)
Singaporean artist Michael Lee Hong-hwee was based in Hong Kong for the last 30 months and has just bidded farewell to his first loft-studio in Fo Tan and moved back to Singapore. He talks about his artistic practice and Hong Kong experience. English, 53 min.