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Taiping Tianguo curators Doryun Chong and Cosmin Costinas in conversation

Taiping Tianguo curators Doryun Chong and Cosmin Costinas in conversation  | Events Calendar
From left to right: Tehching Hsieh, Tehching Hsieh 1978–1999. Frog King Kwok
, Reconstruction and adaptation of Mid-Nite Bags Party at Bamboo Corner Restaurant, New York, 
1980s. Photo: e-flux.


E Village / LES

e-flux | 311 East Broadway

Join us Thursday, January 30 at 8pm for a conversation with curators Doryun Chong and Cosmin Costinas, introduced by Anton Vidokle. Chong and Costinas will speak on the work of Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong, and about exhibition-making methodologies—the ways in which exhibitions use their own language to write histories and how this can be done across multiple institutional contexts.

Taiping Tianguo explores connections between four Chinese artists—Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong—who lived and worked in New York during the heady days of the 1980s and the early 1990s. During that period, New York was welcoming a diaspora of creative people, while at the same time experiencing the critical early years of the AIDS pandemic. At the same time in China, the contemporary art scene was battling against authoritarian censorship and repression.

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator of M+ museum of visual culture, Hong Kong.

Cosmin Costinas is the Executive Director and Curator of Para Site, Hong Kong.

Anton Vidokle is an artist and editor of e-flux journal.

For further information please contact program@e-flux.com.