ASIA NOW Panel Discussion Curated by Thanks for Nothing

Oct 21, 2021 7:33AM

Sights to listen © Rojin Shiafei

Friday, October 22nd from 11am to 7:30pm


At the invitation of ASIA NOW, on the theme of art, the awakening of consciousness, ecology and solidarity, on the ground of Asia, Thanks for Nothing is organizing 4 panelsthat highlight the committed practices of the Asian art scene.

The speakers wish to raise awareness among the general public on themes and current events that affect our societies, in order to give the keys to new forms of commitment.

Aiming to deepen the understanding of the cultures of different regions of Asia,they question the historical and geographical approaches, putting forward the curatorial practicesand the social commitment of actors of the art world.

Friday, October 22nd 2021

Panel n°1:

Nature challenged by capitalism as a source of creation

11am - In French

With: Kathy Alliou, Head of the Fine Arts Departement of Beaux-Arts de Paris, Nicolas Bourriaud, Curator, Writer, Art Critic and Theorist, Natsuko Uchino, Artist, My-Lan Hoang Thuy, Artist. Moderator: Victoria Jonathan, Curator, Co-founder of Doors Agency 门艺

This panel sheds light on 2 special projects of ASIA NOW 2021: Making World Exists, curated by Kathy Alliou and Shun, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud.

Kubra Khademi, A Woman with Red Words & her head, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and of the gallery Eric Mouchet

Panel n°2:

Focus on the Afghan art scene

2pm - In French and in English

This panel gives voice to the artists and personalities who alerted civil society on the situation of culture in Afghanistan following the arrival to power of the Taliban.

With: Guilda Chahverdi, Franco-Iranian Actress and Director,Curator of the exhibition Kharmohra, Afghanistan at the risk of art, MuCEM, Marseille, 2019-2020, Maria-Carmela Mini, Founder and Artistic Director, Latitudes Contemporaines, Kubra Khademi, Artist.

The participation of 2 other Afghan artists is also planned.For security reasons, their identity will only be revealed on the day of the event.

Panel n°3:

Focus on the Iranian art scene

4pm - In French and in English

With the artists: Elika Hedayat, Rojin Shafiei, Melika Shafahi, Shiva Khosravi, Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi. Moderator: Odile Burluraux, Chief Curator at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Curator of the exhibition BURNING WINGS for ASIA NOW

Panel n°4:

Social practices in Asia: new cross-regional approaches

6pm - In English

Pre-recorded session, broadcast on screen on the fair

With: Ilaria Conti, Independant Curator, notably of Cosmopolis, Centre Pompidou, 2017-2019, Mari Spirito, Independant Curator, Founder of Protocinema, Istanbul, Yang Yeung, Independant Curator, Founder of soundpocket, Hong-Kong

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019