Just back from the Curatorial Intensive seminars in Beijing, titled “The Museum of the Future?: Curating Institutions”, organized by Independent Curators International in New York and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing between August 4-11, 2012.
Over the course of a week, we discussed how to build infrastructures for contemporary art that respond to the changing needs of artists, cultural producers, and new audiences. The case studies we talked about ranged from San Art, an artist-initiated exhibition space and reading room that aims to create a hub for local practitioners in Vietnam, to M+, a mega museum with 20,000 sqm exhibition space that is scheduled to open in 2017 in Hong Kong (which has already received a remarkable gift of 1,463 works from collector Uli Sigg with an estimated value of $165 million). Check out the program here.