Contemporary Curating Rethink: In the Context of Asia and Beyond is the main theme that runs through the CIT19 international conference. Centering on Taiwan’s cultural heritage, geographical location, and historical background, the conference not only explores the history and methodology of curating as well as the role and responsibility of a curator within the Asian context, but also stimulates reflections on how “curating,” while simultaneously in researchful, exhibitional and pedagogical roles, can lay out brand new contexts as effective as creative in face of the trends towards cross-cultural fusion and exhibition-based educational turn.
A total of 15 groups of speakers headline the CIT19 international conference, and its agenda consists of three interconnected threads: “transdisciplinary curating, the institution of art, and the educational turn,” “cross-regional/cross-cultural curating and geopolitics,” and “curatorial practice and the formation of art history.”
The keynote speakers include Raqs Media Collective, David Teh, and Pi Li. The other speakers include Yoann Gourmel, ruangrupa (Ade Darmawan and Mirwan Andan), Kenjiro Hosaka, Zoe Butt, Eileen Legaspi Ramirez, Jo Hsiao, Feng-Rong Hsieh, Yu-Ling Chou, Manray Hsu, Raimundas Malašauskas, Pei-Yi Lu and Francis Maravillas. In addition, scholars including Hong-John Lin, Jau-Lan Guo, Fang-Tze Hsu, Yi-Hsin Nicole Lai, Ming-Jiun Tsai and Nobuo Takamori are invited to the round-table discussion.