Asian Curatorial Forum - from February 9-11
Bengal Foundation's Visual Arts Programme, Britto Arts Trust and the National Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, in partnership with the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts and the National Culture and Arts Foundation (Taiwan) are jointly organising the Asian Curatorial Forum – A discussion on contemporary curatorial practices, from February 9 to 11. The event will take place at the auditorium of the National Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka, and will gather art professionals from 12 Asian countries.
A press conference in this regard was held yesterday at the Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct. Head of Operations of Bengal Foundation Visual Art Programme, Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury and co-founder of Britto Arts Trust, Mahbubur Rahman spoke about the details of the Forum.
The Forum aims to bring fresh perspectives on shared issues in the field of art curation across the continent. The variety of the roles of the curator across distinct institutional systems in Asia – public or private; non-profit or commercial – will constitute the point of focus of the discussions. It aims to devise a better integrated ecology of the visual arts sector on the continent.
The panelists at the forum will include Sangeeta Thapa, Founder of the Kathmandu Triennale and owner of the Siddhartha Arts Foundation (Nepal); Pichaya Suphavanij, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (Thailand); Jingeun Cho, Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art (South Korea); Tayeba Begum Lipi, Founder, Britto Arts Trust (Bangladesh); Feng Feng, Course Director, Guanzhou Academy of Fine Arts (China); Vidya Shivadas, Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (India), Nien Pu (Alice) Ko, independent curator (Taiwan); Haema Sivanesan, Curator, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Canada) and Bengal Foundation (Bangladesh) and Nobuo Takamori, Curator, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), among others.