Previously at the ICA - Events
18 Feb 2015
Where Theory Belongs is a series of ten lectures programmed and chaired by Dr. Stephen Wilson as part of CCW’s General Theory Forum, which places the excitement of theory back into the hands of the speaker and the audience. In an increasingly resistant culture of auto‐regulated art-speak, art theory is in a constant need for reflective governance.
This series will offer a platform that brings together art theorists, anthropologists, sociologists, humanists, queer theorists, artists and political economists. Theory will be addressed by those voices that write and speak it thereby suggesting Where Theory Belongs.
In this session, Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo will be in conversation with Chris Wainwright, artist, curator and Pro Vice Chancellor of The University of the Arts London and Head of Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges of Art.
Yuko Hasegawa is Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2006–present) and is also a Professor at Tama Art University, Tokyo, where she teaches curatorial and art theory. Previously, she was Chief Curator and Founding Artistic Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (1999−2006).
Hasegawa has worked on many international biennials, and has held such positions as: Artistic Advisor of the 12th Venice Architectural Biennale (2010), Co-Curator of the 29th Sao Paulo Biennale (2010), and Co-Curator of the 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (2006). Hasegawa has curated major thematic group exhibitions, and solo exhibitions by such artists as Matthew Barney, Marlene Dumas, Rebecca Horn, and Atsuko Tanaka. She has served on advisory boards for the Guggenheim Museum and the Venice Biennale, and has authored curatorial essays in publications for museums including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
Chris Wainwright is an artist and curator whose practice is located in environmental photography, performance and installation.His recent exhibitions include: ‘Troubled Waters’ Kuandu Museum of
Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013; A Catalogue of Errors, the Daiwa Foundation, London, 2013: Futureland Now, the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK, 2012-13; Between Time and Space, Heijo Palace, Nara, Japan, 2010; The Moons of Higashiyama, Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan, 2009; Between Land and Sea, Box 38, Ostende, Belgium, 2008; Trauma, Cultuurcentrum, Brugge, Belgium, 2008. He has a major forthcoming solo exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan in 2015. He recently co-curated a major international touring exhibition for Cape Farewell entitled U‐n‐f‐o‐l‐d which profiles the work of 23 artists addressing aspects of climate change.
The exhibition has been shown in Vienna, London, Newcastle, Newlyn, Liverpool, Chicago, New York and Beijing, 2009-2013. Presently he is involved in a three year project with Future Lab Tohoku, to establish an arts-based contribution to the rebuilding and the cultural enhancement of the Tohoku Region of Japan, which was devastated by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake. Chris Wainwright’s work is held in many major collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Arts Council England; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Polaroid Corporation, Boston, USA and Unilever, London.
He is a Professor and Pro Vice Chancellor of The University of the Arts London and Head of Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges of Art, and previously a member of The Tate Britain Council and currently an advisor to Cape Farewell, an artist run organisation responding to climate disruption. He has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Today Art Museum, Beijing.