Art over Lunch – Cocktails Edition: Why Not to Dream AloneVIEW EVENT DETAILS
[MEMBERS ONLY] A Conversation with Asia Society Triennial Curator Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe and New York Magazine’s Editor-at-Large Carl Swanson
Launching a triennial dedicated to contemporary Asian artists in New York City, this central hub for international contemporary art, is one thing – to do it in the midst of a pandemic another. Initially designed over five years as a multi-venue exhibition spanning across the city, the triennial “We Do Not Dream Alone” had to be reconceived in the year of its inaugural edition into a single site-specific exhibition, split into two parts, with artists creating and joining remotely, and complete virtual access to the art works and programs for a global audience.
What has this pandemic changed for cultural workers – artists, curators, critics? What role does artistic representation play in times of increasing anti-Asian sentiment? And how can art contribute to counter marginalization as well as isolation?
In this cocktail edition of Art over Lunch Bergos’ Aurelia Rauch will talk to Asia Society Triennial Co-curator Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe and Art Critic and Editor-at-Large of New York Magazine, Carl Swanson, about their perspectives on this moment in history and the case of the Asia Society Triennial.
About Asia Society Triennial
The Asia Society Triennial continues the institution’s trailblazing legacy by strategically harnessing its unique platform in order to create a recurring multidisciplinary exhibition program dedicated to Asian artists, the first of its kind in the United States. The Triennial’s mandate to champion contemporary art from and about Asia, as much representative of a state of mind as a geographical basis, engages a historically underrepresented demographic and ensures an ongoing and regular platform for artists to articulate nuanced complexities related to the Asian experience in a global context. The inaugural edition, titled “We Do Not Dream Alone”, features more than forty artists, ranging in age from 35 to 83, working across disciplines, from more than twenty countries.
Carl Swanson is Editor-at-Large at New York magazine, where he writes and edits.
Aurelia Rauch is Head of Communications at Bergos & Senior Consultant, Bergos Art Consult. After her training in museum education at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld and the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster, Aurelia Rauch received her Magistra Artium in Art History at the University of Münster in 2010. Until 2018, she lived and worked in New York City and played an important role in New York's vibrant contemporary art scene, alongside her work in commercial and non-profit art organizations. Most recently she worked as Creative Director at Sperone Westwater on projects with artists such as Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Long, Tom Sachs and Ali Banisadr. Bergos is a Corporate Partner of Asia Society Switzerland.
About Art Over Lunch
Art Over Lunch is a monthly event series for members of Asia Society Switzerland. In pandemic-free times, we visit an exhibition or a special part of a collection with artists, curators and experts for 45 minutes followed by a small lunch. The tours are designed to give members a different view on the vast troves at the museums and galleries in the city of Zurich and provide an opportunity to mingle and discuss. We're currently focusing on digital tours and talks until circumstances permit physical visits once again.
Art over Lunch is made possible with the support of the private bank Bergos.
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