Upcoming Talks

September 27, 2011 - filed under Past Events   

Sunday, October 2, 2011

2011 Asian Art Biennial: Medi(t)ation, “Asian Art and Curator’s Forum,” National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, 9am – 5pm

The Forum will bring together scholars from Japan, Philippines, Korea, Afghanistan, and India to present research, exchange ideas, and investigate the impact of new cultural trends on contemporary art.   The presenters will analyze how current trends affect countries across Asia with specific respect to their regional history, traditions, aesthetics, cultural backgrounds, and relationship with regional counterparts in the 21st century. The forum aims to foster a mutual exchange of views and to deepen reciprocal understanding as the basis for further interaction and connection.

Leeza Ahmady’s presentation within the framework of the “Asian Art and Curator’s Forum” aims to engage professionals and encourage artistic exchange between Central Asia and the larger Asian contemporary art world.  Ahmady will offer a broad-spectrum analysis of the arts and culture in Central Asia as related to recent developments in contemporary art.  The presentation will showcase locally active artists and organizations, as well as those who are visible in the international arena, while addressing the lack of artistic dialogue between Central Asia and the surrounding Asian continent, the United States and Europe, thus making a case for the importance of further global artistic engagement in this region.

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Auditorium Gallery

Taipei, Taiwan

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Roundtable discussion “Contemporary Art: World Currents,” with Terry Smith, Independent Curators International, New York, 2pm – 5pm

This roundtable will bring together a number of emerging and mid-career curators who are actively engaged in the global art community for a collaborative discussion based on each curator’s theoretical and practical approach to navigating contemporary art.  The conversation will center on the idea of testing definitions of contemporaneity, re-modernism and global.  Participants will exchange ideas and opinions that explore the applications and implications of these terms.

Participants include:  Leeza Ahmady, Kalia Brooks, Doryun Chong, Sofia Olascoaga, Terry Smith, and others.

Independent Curators International (ICI)
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

Thursday, November 3, 2011

“The Taste of Others: Art in Central Asia,” as part of the CU Art Museum and Art History Program fall Lecture Series “CRITICAL POSITIONS: Perspectives on Art History, Curatorial Practice, and Art Criticism,” University of Colorado at Boulder

Leeza Ahmady’s project “The Taste of Others” was first launched in 2005 as an ongoing curatorial, educational, and archival initiative to connect the artists and art practitioners of Central Asia (Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan) to artists and art professionals in other parts of the world. The project has been presented in a variety of formats (exhibitions, lectures, panels, screenings, interviews, articles, essays) at numerous venues in the US and abroad.

318 UCB, Visual Arts Complex (VAC)
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309

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