CURATING: SHANGHAI


New Chinese Film and Photography - in the USA

American Experimental Film - in China


2010 - Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

“FOCUS SHANGHAI: Lu Chunsheng and Birdhead”

Co-curated with Michelle Loh

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2010 - The Gershwin Hotel, New York

“Longing Alive and Well: Chinese Video at the Gershwin Hotel”

Co-curated with Michelle Loh and Denis Zhu (Zhu Haijian), an independent film/video curator from Shanghai,

with
Lu Chunsheng, Song Tao, Cao Kai, Qiu Anxiong and Zhou Hongxiang

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2009 - EXiS International Film Festival, Seoul, Korea

“Walks, Pathways and Other Film Trajectories: Daichi Saito and Tomonari Nishikawa”
film screening, interview and catalogue essay.

Daichi Saito and Tomonari Nishikawa Interviewed by Katy Martin,” EXiS Asia Experimental Media Issue, edited by Hang-Jun Lee, Seoul, Korea: Common Life Books, 2009.
(These interviews were also published in Korean and Chinese).

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2008 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

“Vincent Grenier, 12+ at MOCA, Shanghai”

sponsored by Yishu Shijie (Art World Magazine) which published (in Chinese) an in-depth interview with the artist

Also published in English in 2011 by Millennium Film Journal

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2008 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

“Su Friedrich, 12+ at MOCA, Shanghai”

sponsored by Yishu Shijie (Art World Magazine) which published (in Chinese) an in-depth interview with the artist

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2008 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

“Saul Levine, 12+ at MOCA, Shanghai”

sponsored by Yishu Shijie (Art World Magazine) which published (in Chinese) an in-depth interview with the artist

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2008 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

“Leslie Thornton, 12+ at MOCA, Shanghai”

sponsored by Yishu Shijie (Art World Magazine) which published (in Chinese) an in-depth interview with the artist

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2008 - Anthology Film Archives, New York

“FOCUS SHANGHAI: New Video from  China”

a three-program series, May 23-25, 2008

Co-curated with Denis Zhu (Zhu Haijian)

with Tang Maohong, Song Tao, Qiu Anxiong, Lu Chunsheng, Yang Fudong,

Zhou Hongxiang, Cao Kai, Sun Xun, Yan Yao and Liang Yue

— Selections traveled to Pacific Film Archives/UC Berkeley and The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City

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2006 - Dashanzi Art Festival, 798 Gallery District, Beijing

“ART AS A FORM OF CONVERSATION: Avant-garde Film/Video from the USA”

a three-program series, May 2006

presented by Shulin Zhao, Chief Curator, Art Museum of the Forbidden City, and Beijing artist, Huang Yan

with
Peggy Ahwesh, Louise Bourque, Bill Brand, Abigail Child, Scott Drapeau,
Larry Gottheim, Vincent Grenier, Lewis Klahr, Andrew Lampert,
Saul Levine, Elyse Montague and Leslie Thornton

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2006 - Anthology Film Archives, New York

“CHINA′S CUTTING EDGE: New Video Art from China”

a four-program series, May 19-21, 2005

Co-curated with Denis Zhu (Zhu Haijian)

with
Liang Yue, Liu Weijian, Lu Chunsheng, Ni Hui, Qiu Anxiong, Sun Xun,
Yang Fudong, Zhou Hongxiang and Denis Zhu

 Except for Yang Fudong, this was the first exhibition in the USA for all of these artists. Several have gone on to achieve major careers.

 Selections traveled to Pacific Film Archives/UC Berkeley Art Museum; Mass College of Art, Boston

(as a two-program lecture series); and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore (lecture).

PROGRAM NOTES


NOTE: Elena Sorokina wrote about the Anthology series:

Elena Sorokina, "Terrain Vague as Setting: Chinese Video in New York."

Performing Arts Journal (PAJ), MIT Press, September 2006, pp. 60-65, ill.

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Here is where my curating projects began:

2005 - The Shanghai Duolun Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

“KATY MARTIN: Forget About Doing Art”

The Shanghai Duolun Museum of Contemporary Art

Curated by Zhu Haijian (Dennis Zhu)

I was given a solo film show by ZHU HAIJIAN, who was curating the 12+ series for The Shanghai Duolun Museum of Contemporary Art.
Zhu and I began collaborating after that.  In 2008, the 12+ series moved to MOCA Shanghai.

Yishi Shijie (Art World Magazine), January 2005

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