A Curators' Exchange From Switzerland to Hong KongVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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A conversation between Yasmin Afschar, the first recipient of the Young Curator Residency Program by Asia Society Switzerland in collaboration with Tai Kwun Contemporary, and Eunice Tsang, curator and manager of Current Plans (formerly Present Projects) art space, Hong Kong. Personal experiences, observations and ideas in curatorial practices traveling from the visual art scene in Hong Kong to comparisons from the rest of the world.
Join us at Asia Society Hong Kong Center for our fireside chat between Yasmin Afschar and Eunice Tsang to discover current practices in curating.
Yasmin Afschar (she/her) is a Swiss-Iranian curator, editor, and producer for contemporary visual and discursive arts, who is normally based in Zurich. She studied Art History, Persian Literature, and Visual Anthropology in Zurich and Berlin. She is the former curator at Aargauer Kunsthaus and together with Giola Dal Molin and Gabrielle Schaad, she has been running the discussion platform LE FOYER – IN PROCESS since 2018. She was recently appointed as a mediator for German-speaking Switzerland by the international initiative New Patrons supporting public art projects commissioned by citizens. Exhibitions Yasmin organized include “Emma Kunz Cosmos. A Visionary in Dialogue with Contemporary Art” (Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau 2021 & Tabakalera, San Sebastián 2022) as well as solo exhibitions with Denise Bertschi, Cédric Eisenring, and Marie Matusz, among others. Recent edited volumes include “Emma Kunz Cosmos” (2021) and “Denise Bertschi. Strata. Mining Silence” (2020). Her curatorial interests lie in how exhibitions can create events of knowledge that question the structures in place. Recent research includes how notions and concepts of healing are used by contemporary artists to address current societal and political concerns. She is the winner of the first Young Curator Residency founded by Asia Society Switzerland, administered in partnership with Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong.
Eunice Tsang (she/her) is a curator, artist, researcher and journalist based in Hong Kong. She founded and curates Current Projects (previously known as Present Projects), an experimental art space that encourages cross-disciplinary dialogues through exhibition-making. Previously, she set up the Asian Artist Book Library in Tai Kwun Contemporary, focussing her research on independent publishing and modes of creative distribution. Her curatorial interests lie in how artists develop new languages and symbols in times of political change, and how to maneuver the liminal space between legal and illegal, fact and fiction - using magic-realism, sarcasm, humor and myth-making.
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