Thursday 11th January, 5-6pm
Dechenaux lecture theatre
School of Creative Arts (Hunter St)
+ wine & cheese
Visual Bulk invites you to a public talk by visiting curators/artists, Vanessa Kwan from Vancouver, Canada, and InYoung Yeo from Seoul, Korea.
VB Co-Director Theia Connell met InYoung and Vanessa in November 2017 in Seoul during an Asialink residency, and invited them to Tasmania. To her delight, they accepted. Both Vanessa and InYoung are involved in running and curating the programs of artist-run spaces in their respective cities, whilst sustaining their own creative practices and managing international collaborative projects.
Please join us at the Dechenaux lecture theatre at the School of Creative Arts (Hunter St) for an introduction to their practices as both artists and curators. We'll be starting at 5pm, then going on for drinks and further chats before the Constance ARI 2018 Program Launch @ the Bris: https://www.facebook.com/events/136529717138138/.
'InYoung Yeo (1979) is an independent artist, curator and director. With a background in English Literature, Illustration and Fine Art in countries including UK, US and Korea, she started an artist-run space -Space One- in Seoul 2014. Since then, she has put together various collaborative exhibitions, working and experimenting with artists and art spaces from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, UK, US, Canada among others. Some of her projects and exhibitions include 'a three-way dialogue' with the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017, a three-part project including a series of performance interviews in three cities along with an exhibition, a public performance and a panel-talk; East Asia Goethe-Institut project 'A Better Version of 人' programs in Korea: Exhibition, Panel talk and Workshop; Group Exhibitions 'A Free Breakfast', 'Multitude', 'Bare'; and Solo Exhibitions 'Space', 'Visual Interview' and 'Self'. www.inyoungyeo.com / www.artspaceone.org'
'Vanessa Kwan is a Vancouver-based artist and curator with a focus on transdisciplinary, site-specific and community-engaged practices. As Performance Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, she produced Fuse, the gallery’s premiere performance event, from 2008-14. She has been a guest curator of exhibitions/ performance at 221A Artist Run Centre, The Richmond Art Gallery, the Powell Street Festival and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. She has produced significant public works in Vancouver and Toronto, and is currently in development for curatorial projects in Sydney (AUS), Haverford (US) and Seoul (KR). She serves as an active member of Other Sights for Artists' Projects curatorial collective, and is a founding member of the performance collective Norma, who were honoured with a City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for Public Art in 2011. She writes and publishes regularly on art and culture, and teaches sessionally at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She has worked at grunt gallery as a curator since 2014.'
Hope to see you there!
Thursday 11th January, 5-6pm