Equilibrium and Engagement in the Age of Uncertainty
Lecture Theme: Equilibrium and Engagement in the Age of Uncertainty
Speaker: Mami Kataoka
Host: Sun Qidong
Time: 1 pm — 2:20 pm, May 18th, 2019
Location: Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum
Address: Building 3, No. 210 Wenshui Road, Jing’an, Shanghai
Seemingly accelerating disproportion, inequality and uncertainty of the world has been caused by the impossibility to coexist among multiple interpretation of the history, politics, belief system, ownership and other value systems. In this lecture, Mami Kataoka will share an overview of multilayered society through practices from 21st Biennale of Sydney which she served as artistic director. Taking Sydney as a starting point, where we could consider as microcosm of the world, she will look at overlapping perspectives of cosmic orders, ideas of nature, human history and condition as well as art history, which also responded to the historical, architectural and conceptual specificities in the biennale.
Mami Kataoka is curator and writer. Kataoka has been at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo since 2003 and currently she is Deputy Director and Chief Curator there. She was Artistic Director of 21st Biennale of Sydney (2016-2018). She is a board member of CIMAM (International Committee for Museums and Collection of Modern Art) since 2014, and professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduate School Global Seminar.