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[April 16, 2014]

UK's Curator Beccy Kennedy to Give Talk at NCKU

TAINAN, Taiwan --(Business Wire)--

Dr. Beccy Kennedy as the curator of Asia Triennial Manchester (ATM) invited by Professor Ming Turner from the Institute of Creative Industries Design (ICID) at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, will talk about issues related to European museums and global art market.

Taking place at Institute of Creative Industries Design (ICID) Open Space, NCKU on Thursday, April 17, at 9 am, the talk, "The Pacifying to the Participatory Gallery," is free of charge and open to the public.

Dr. Kennedy will reveal why art museums were established in 19th century Britain and Europe and consider some of the changes to the gallery space which have occurred in the 20th and 21st centuries. How have these changes impacted upon the allery visitor?


Also, the concept of "the alternative" in relation to countercultures in late 20th and 21st century fashion, art and design will be examined.

Dr. Kennedy will share her experience of co-curating an exhibition in a digital laboratory as part of ATM 2011.

ATM is a festival of visual culture that not only celebrates Manchester's diverse communities but also explores cultural, artistic and political debates of the 21st century, according to Dr. Kennedy whose research interests include Biennialisation, global art, and postcolonial art.

Dr. Kennedy is lecturer in Art History and Curating and route leader for the MA Contemporary Visual Culture at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.

Her MA was in Art History and Archaeology of Korea and Japan from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and her PhD, from Manchester Metropolitan University, examined Korean diasporic art in Britain.

She is also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and has written scholarly articles for Third Text and Open Arts Journal.

She is co-editor of the forthcoming book: Triennial City: Localising Asian Art, publish in May 2014.

She is currently doing curatorial and other research on Korean diasporic art, North Korean refugee art, the DMZ border and the divided Korea and ATM 2014.


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