Join Esther Lu, Director of Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC), in conversation with Artspace Director, Misal Adnan Yıldız.
Esther Lu is a curator based in Taipei, and the director of Taipei Contemporary Art Center. She received her MA from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and participated in Konstfack University’s CuratorLab program in Stockholm. Lu’s practice focuses on creating different interplays with institutions and visibility, and her conceptual projects often address the agency of art and initiate alternative artistic productions in-between social scenes and artistic platforms in order to investigate the critical role of art today.
Since 2015, she joined TCAC and embarked a series of institutional transformation for organizational structure, program contents and space together with her team and other professionals to explore and re-conceptualize space of art in relation to diverse art production, presenting a few key projects including Remastering Under the Banyan Tree (2015), Black Market White Paper (2015), etc. Her curatorial projects include Never Odd or Even (2014), This is not a Taiwan Pavilion (2013) — collateral event in the 55th Venice Biennale, Don't Brush Off What You See: 10 Ideas from Artists on Energy and Disaster (2011), Turntable Series II: Idea Generator (2009), Good Gangsters in Town (2008), etc. She co-curated Big Family Business (2007) and organized MITTing: Art and Cultural Network Forum (2014) for the Open-Contemporary Art Center to initiate a Southeast Asia art network, and is the editor of their ThaiTai project publication. Her recent articles are published in art magazines, including Artco Journal, ArtReview Asia and Pipeline.
Esther Lu is a guest of Artspace NZ in Auckland, during the Chen Chieh-jen exhibition Realm of Reverberations, 1 July – 27 August 2016. Artspace acknowledges the Asia New Zealand Foundation for supporting this project.
Easy Listening Talks in Contemporary Art and Culture is a collaborative project by ARTSPACE, Elam School of Fine Arts and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
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