Chin-tao Wu in conversation
Chin-tao Wu is one of the liveliest and brightest writers on contemporary art and its institutions. Following her first book, the acclaimed Privatising culture: corporate art intervention since the 1980s (Verso 2002 and numerous translations – ‘Buy this book’ Louise Bourgeois), she is now turning her attention to globalisation with ‘Worlds apart’, Third text, 21:6, 2007, and ‘Occupation by absence, preoccupation with presence’, Journal of visual culture, 6:3, 2007 and papers such as ‘Catwalks and artworks: showing and selling on the global stage’.
Chin-tao Wu is Research Fellow at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.
What makes a transnational practice or perspective in art or curating? TrAIN Conversations are informal conversations with invited artists and curators, followed by round-table discussions with the participants.
Speakers have included Gayatri Sinha, curator and critical writer on art, based in New Delhi, Paul Domela, curator of the Liverpool Biennale, Ingrid Pollard, photographer based in London, Judy Freya Sibayan, artist and curator based in Manila, Charles Esche, curator and Director of the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven; and Jonathan Martin, filmmaker based in London.
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I studied in the UK (Edinburgh and London) and I have worked in the UK, the USA, and in Europe, where I am now at the University of Amsterdam. Following my PhD I have written extensively on art in Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth century with two books, Painting Women (1994) and Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture (2000) along with exhibitions such as ‘The Edwardian Era’ (co-curated 1987).
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