Carol Yinghua Lu and Liu Ding
Artistic Directors, 8th Yokohama Triennale, Japan
Carol Yinghua Lu is an art historian and curator based in Beijing. She currently serves as the Director of the Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum. She has served as Artistic Director and Chief Curator of OCAT Shenzhen (2012-2015) and Co-Artistic Director of the Gwangju Biennale (2012). A former contributing editor for Frieze magazine (2008-2018), she has been a recipient of the ARIAH East Asia Fellowship (2017) and a visiting fellow at Tate Research Centre (2013). Carol has also been a jury member for major art awards such as the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (2019-2022), Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (2019), Hugo Boss Asia Art Award (2019), and the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale (2011).
Curating Across Borders: Insights from the Yokohama Triennale
In this bonus episode, we go behind the scenes of the 8th edition of the Yokohama Triennale with artistic directors Carol Yinghua Lu and Liu Ding. Discover how they draw inspiration from the famous Chinese writer Lu Xun's "Wild Grass: Our Lives" to explore themes of resilience and adaptation amid global challenges in their curation. This discussion includes their curatorial methods, the process behind selecting artists and artworks, and their intentions for audience engagement at the Triennale.
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Bonus episode / 42:52 / 9 March 2021
Liu Ding is an artist and curator based in Beijing, known for his multidisciplinary works that explore the interplay between art, culture, and politics in modern and contemporary Chinese history. He has participated in biennales such as Busan Biennale (2018), Yinchuan Biennale (2018), Istanbul Biennial (2015), Asia Pacific Triennial (2015), and the Chinese Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). Liu Ding's work has also been featured in major group shows including "Discordant Harmony" at Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2015-16), "By Artists: From the Home to the Museum" at Castello di Rivoli (2019), and "Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War" at HKW Berlin (2018). In 2015, he participated in Tate's online festival "BMW Performance Room" in London.
*This episode is conducted in both Chinese and English. For better understanding, please refer to the transcript.
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