BOOK BLOG: "Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia"
South Asia is described by many in the art world as being “the next big thing.” With more and more artists and museums popping up, increased attention has been focusing on the rapidly emerging Asian art scene. However, can curatorial practices and ideologies keep up with the new trend? Hong Kong’s Para Site Art Space curator Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya sees Asia as being like “a curatorial Wild West,” where the continent’s multi-role curatorial practices deconstruct all his European preconceptions. Influenced by the lack of publications that focus on curatorial practices in Asia, Fominaya and artist Michael Lee compiled a selection of 16 essays that address this issue, inviting contribution from artists, curators and critics, including Hans Ulrich Obrist, Russell Storer, Cao Weijun, Héctor Rodríguez and many others.