Influential curator and museum director David Elliott will speak to the title Follow Us!!! How Chinese Art Embraced the World, the speaker will look at the development of art in China from the 1920s to the present, examining the different international connections that have influenced it as well as the initiatives and exhibitions – both public and private – that have strongly impacted on this.
Elliott has held several important positions in high profile museums including Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) in Stockholm, first Director of both the Mori Museum in Tokyo and Istanbul Modern, Rudolf Arnheim Guest Professor in the History of Art at the Humboldt University, Berlin and Guest Professor in Museum Studies at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, he was appointed Artistic Director for the 17th Biennale of Sydney, THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age and was inaugural director of the Kiev International Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2012. His exhibition Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between heaven and hell in contemporary Japanese art, opened at Japan Society, New York in March 2011 and was judged by the American Branch of the International Association of Art Critics [AAICA] as ‘the best exhibition in a non-profit or public space in 2011′. He is currently working on two travelling exhibitions for the UK and USA as well as on a number of writing projects.
David Elliott recently acted as an advisor to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charitable Trust on the artistic development and programming of the Central Police Station Heritage Site at the eastern end of Hollywood Road in central Hong Kong.
This event is kindly being hosted by Pearl Lam Galleries.