This June we welcome Sydney-based independent curator Tian Zhang as part of AGYU’s Visiting Curator’s Series. A like-minded kin, Zhang is a socially-engaged curator and creative producer whose research into non-European / Asian diasporic cultural forms of curating and leadership serve as a means and methodology to deconstruct social issues and facilitate change.

During her secondment at AGYU, Tian will work in dialogue with AGYU’s year-long inquiry into the role hybrid identities might play in constituting new forms of cultural kinship and survival. AGYU looks forward to this opportunity to share learnings of diasporic forms of curating in Australia and Canada as well as set up a robust schedule of studio visits with Toronto-based artists and cultural workers with the hopes of further reciprocal exchange.

 

Curating For The Future
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7 pm: Public Presentation and Conversation
Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw Street, Suite 101

AGYU and Critical Distance Centre For Curators are pleased to co-present a curatorial talk by Tian. A presentation of Tian’s work in conversation with Critical Distance Founding Director Shani K Parsons and AGYU Interim Director/Curator Emelie Chhangur, (additional conversationalists will be announced). Tian Zhang is a curator and cultural producer interested in socially-engaged, alternative and activist curatorial methodologies. Tian Zhang would like to acknowledge the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body for support for this project.

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