TCC2_ShopFriday 29 Jul 2016, 6.00- 8.00pm

Terry Smith, Rebecca Coates & Tara McDowell

In 2015, Terry Smith launched his second publication, Talking Contemporary Curating, as part of ICI’s series Perspectives in Curating.

To accompany the Melbourne launch of this important publication, Terry Smith will be speaking with Rebecca Coates (curator and writer, Fellow, School of Culture and Communication, UoM, and Director, SAM, Shepparton Art Museum) and Tara McDowell(Associate Professor, Curatorial Practice, MADA, Monash University). The conversation will be moderated by Professor Charles Green.

Talking Contemporary Curating offers timely reflections by curators, art historians, critics, and artists on emergent debates in curatorial practice around the world. Featuring arts industry professionals and theorists deeply immersed in reflecting upon the demands of their respective practices; the contexts of exhibition making; and the platforms through which art may be made public.

The dozen searching conversations conducted by Terry Smith in Talking Contemporary Curating – with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Claire Bishop, Zdenka Badovinac, Mami Kataoka, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Okwui Enwezor, Germano Celant, Jens Hoffmann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Maria Lind, Zoe Butt, and Boris Groys––provide a vivid sense of contemporary curatorial discourse at work. Read together, they present a fascinating picture of how curating can contribute toward a broader understanding of our contemporary world.

Date:6-8pm Friday 29th July 2016

Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Free, RSVP online