Curator and artist SHU Yang from Beijing has been actively involved in the performance art scene in the last few years. In this talk, he will give a subjective analysis of his practice as an independent curator of contemporary Chinese art and performance art, as well as his vision and strategies for an unconventional art form. He will also give an overview of the development of independent curatorship in China since the 80s with a focus on performance art, drawing examples from events that he and others have previously organised.
About the speaker
Born 1969 in Xi'an, China, SHU Yang is an artist, independent curator and critic who now lives in Beijing. He is the Founder and Director of DaDao Live Art Festival, China. In 2001, he worked as the Executive Editor for Chinese contemporary art magazine Next Wave. In 2003, he was the Curator of China-UK Arts Management Placement Programme at Visiting Arts in London and Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. He was also the Coordinator of 798 Biennale 1 in 2005.
The talk is part of the June Art Action - In Memory of June Fourth of the Hong Kong Performance Art On the Move project. Performance will take place on 3rd and 4th June in Para/Site Art Space and Causeway Bay Pedestrian Area (MTR Exit D) respectively. For more details, please visit the project's website: http://www.hongkongperformanceart.org/