ART AND ITS PUBLICS – WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC PLACE?
Tam Wai Ping, Lukas
Lukas Tam Wai Ping (b. 1967, Hong Kong) lives and works in Hong Kong. He is the chairman and one of the founders of Art Map, and works as an independent curator. He serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts in Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tam works in various media, and is notable for his photography, installation and environmental art works. His works often concern the relationship between “Individuality and Land”, and explore in the areas of “Home and Identity”, “Public and Private Sphere”, and “Reality and Imagination”. His works has been exhibited in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Macau, Japan, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, France and the USA. Past exhibitions and projects include M+: Inflation, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong, in 2013; Echigo-Tsumari Art Trienniale 2006, Echigo Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, Niigata, Japan, in 2006; Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival, 2001, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 2001; Simply Reality Spells – Exhibition of Chinese Conceptual Photography since 90’s, China, Taiwan & Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Tamsin Dillon is a Curator. Current projects include Curator, 14-18-NOW and Curator, Kings Cross Partnership. She is committed to an innovative and challenging curatorial practice; developing opportunities for artists to create new work for diverse audiences to experience art both within and beyond the confines of the museum and gallery. She developed Art on the Underground through a series of project strands that has enabled its growth across the network in London, including permanent and temporary projects as well as participatory projects that engage stakeholders, partners and a wide range of publics. Public events, publications as well as on-line and digital platforms ensure that the programme reaches audiences globally.
Merete Røstad is a visual artist and curator whose projects are rooted in examinations of publics, collective memory, remembrance, and archives. Frequently engaging with public space and communities, her process-based practice explores our everyday exchanges with the histories inscribed in our surroundings, and how we come to read the traces that are left behind. Each of her works is developed through an on-going commitment to the inherent potential of spatial and temporal constructs to serve as catalysts for a deeper engagement with history, identity, and memory. Røstad lives and works in Oslo and Berlin and is currently an Artistic Research Fellow at the department of Arts and Crafts at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Tamsin Dillon will present on behalf of SUPERFLEX about the project Superkilen.
SUPERFLEX was founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Bjørnstjerne Christiansen and Rasmus Nielsen. With a diverse and complex practice, SUPERFLEX challenges the role of the artist in contemporary society and explores the nature of globalisation and systems of power. They are known for art works with wit and subversive humour that address serious social and cultural concerns. SUPERFLEX describe their works as tools - thereby suggesting multiple areas of application and use.
Artist, art critic, graduated form the Kunstakademie Münster. He is currently a researcher at the shanghai public Art Collaborative Innovation Center(PACC) Theory Studio and Ph.D candidate at the China Academy of fine Arts and Peking University.