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Urgent Talk 019:
What Is the Purpose of Contemporary Curatorial Thought and Practice?
Terry Smith in Conversation with Kataoka Mami

Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

In his recent publication Thinking Contemporary Curating (Independent Curators International, 2012), Terry Smith analyses the concept of “Contemporaneity” and outlines the recent history of contemporary curating, while exploring diverse issues arising in the process of both thinking about contemporary art and practicing it. For "Urgent Talk 019," after giving a presentation concerning this publication, Terry Smith will have a conversation with Kataoka Mami about the changing dynamics of the contemporary curating and its purposes as well as specific issues seen in Japan and Asia.

Date & Time
14:00-16:00, August 3 [Sat], 2013 (Doors Open: 13:30)
Terry Smith (Professor, The Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh)
Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Terry Smith
Terry Smith, FAHA, CIHA, is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. In 2010 he was named Australia Council Visual Arts Laureate by the Australian Government, and won the Mather Award for art criticism conferred by the College Art Association (USA). He is the author of Making the Modern: Industry, Art and Design in America (University of Chicago Press, 1993; inaugural Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Book Prize 2009); Transformations in Australian Art, volume 1, The Nineteenth Century: Landscape, Colony and Nation, and volume 2, The Twentieth Century: Modernism and Aboriginality (Craftsman House, Sydney, 2002); The Architecture of Aftermath (University of Chicago Press, 2006), What is Contemporary Art? (University of Chicago Press, 2009), Contemporary Art: World Currents (Lawrence King and Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2011), and Thinking Contemporary Curating (Independent Curators International, 2012).
Booking Period
2013.8.3 [Sat] - 8.3 [Sat]
Mori Art Museum
60 (booking required)
Free (exhibition ticket required)
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