Together Esche and Steeds will reflect on ‘Project 1: Pause’ of the fourth Gwangju Biennale in 2002. For Charles this will be retrospection, given his curatorial role – with Hou Hanru – in this exhibition. For Lucy the talk will expose and extend her research into the exhibition. More broadly they will address their editorial work for Afterall’s” Exhibition Histories” series of books, demonstrating and analysing some of the processes this work demands.
Charles Esche is the director of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and co-director of Afterall research and publishing at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. In 2014, he is curating the 31st Bienal de São Paulo with a team of four. He has co-curated a number of major international exhibitions including 2007 and 2009 Riwaq Biennale, Ramallah; 2005 Istanbul Biennale and 2002 Gwangju biennale.
Lucy Steeds is Editor of the Exhibition Histories research and publishing project of Afterall at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and she is Pathway Leader for the Exhibition Studies MRes course at CSM. Currently she is working on a book, Exhibitions, for the ‘Documents of Contemporary Art’ series (Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press, 2014).
This talk is given as part of the lecture series The Visitor Talks : Pre-ambulation and Retrospection.