New Models for International Cultural Collaboration
Insights, Best Practices and Future Recommendations
Museums can play a far more robust, nuanced and educational role in cultural exchange today. Our panel will address the ways that Indian and foreign museums can strengthen and extend the reach of their arts programming by looking beyond their nations' borders, by seeking out transnational collaborations. Asia Society is releasing a special report which condenses the findings of our recent conference on this subject, the Asia Society Conference on Indo-U.S. Cultural Exchange, which worked to identify known challenges and barriers, recommend best practices, and suggest specific changes to procedures and policies that would enhance the development of future exchange. For more information, visit www.indiaartfair.in.
Yuko Hasegawa is the Chief Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo (MOT) and Professor at Department of Art Science at Tama Art University, Tokyo. She has recently been appointed as the Curator of the Sharjah Biennial, which opens in March 2013. She is also the Founding Artistic Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art at Kanazawa and has curated the Istanbul Biennale 2001, Shanghai Biennale 2002, and the Seoul International Media Art Biennale, 2006. Since 2008, Yuko Hasegawa has been a member of the Asian Art Council of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and a board member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong (2009-2010).
Kimberly Masteller is the Jeanne McCray Beals Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. She has published in many scholarly volumes and has curated or co-curated several exhibitions, including: ReVisions, Indian Artists Engaging Traditions at the Peabody Essex Museum and Indian Drawings from the Stuart Cary Welch Collection at the Harvard Art Museums, where she served as an Assistant Curator of Islamic and later Indian Art. Masteller has taught at the Art Institute of Boston, Ohio University and Denison University and is a recipient of research grants from the Fulbright programme and the Social Science Research Council.
Melissa Chiu is the Director of the Asia Society Museum in New York and Vice President of Asia Society’s Global Arts Programming. She was previously Founding Director of the Asia-Australia Arts Centre in Sydney. As a leading authority on Asian contemporary art, she has organized nearly 30 exhibitions of artists from across Asia, including a retrospective by Zhang Huan. She is the author of numerous articles and books including an anthology, Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader. She is also on the board of Association of Art Museum Directors and American Association of Museums.