It's the same every year. Before Chinese New Year, I've nothing planned for the rest of the year. No exhibitions. No schedule. and Bam! Right after Tet, I'm shoveling food down the hatch with both hands. So, here's what the spring schedule is shaping up as:
March 12-April 12
NEW YORK: I'll be flying in to help CET gain her bearings in New York City where she is an artist in residency at ISCP with the Asian Cultural Council. We'll be staying in Chelsea while her studio space is located in Brooklyn. Most of our time will be spent familiarizing ourselves with the New York art community, meeting curators and friends, visiting galleries and museums, and sweating out work in the studio.
BOSTON: We must make the obligatory trip to my home city, Boston. Nothing solid planned but most likely making rounds to some schools, namely MassArt, The Museum School, Harvard and MIT. Spaces might include ICA Boston and the MFA. Hoping mainly to meet up with friends and colleagues. We might try and catch the Transcultural Exchange happening in Boston in early April.
CHICAGO: Chaw Ei has been invited to speak about her work at the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) and Northern Illiinois University at DeKalb. We'll be meeting Nora Taylor and other great folks in the city.
CAPE COD: We'll be heading to the Cape for some relaxation and to visit my family.
HONG KONG, PART 1
If things work out, I'll touch base in Vietnam for two days before departing to Hong Kong to work with Para/Site to deliver a presentation and workshop to students in arts curatorial studies. I hope also to connect with the good folks at the Asia Art Archive.
BRISBANE (April 22-27) I'll be meeting Queensland Art Gallery curator Russell Storer to discuss the Mekong-based platform that we are developing for the upcoming Asia Pacific Triennial (APT6) launching in December 2009.
MELBOURNE (April 27-May 2)
Engaged in meetings for RMIT University related activities. Hopefully we will also have an opportunity to see some arts personalities and spaces in Melbourne. We're up for suggestions!
HONG KONG, Part 2
May 7-17, 2009
Will be installing new work at an exhibition conceived by curator Zoe Butt (of the Long March Foundation) and artist Dinh Q. Le, of San Art, at the 10 Chancery Lane Gallery.
May 21-31, 2009
Installing new work at the TransportAsian photography exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum, curated by Patricia Levasseur.
Scheduling as dense as this isn't the norm for me. I have a semester off from classes at the RMIT University Vietnam for winning a teaching award. So, it's something like a sabbatical and it's my aim to accomplish and see as much as possible during the span of the few short months. Hopefully I'll have good internet access wherever I am, so I'll be receiving and responding to emails, and checking Facebook. The evolving schedule will always be posted on my dopplr account.
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