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28 Aug 2007

The 2008 Biennial: Lecture by 2008 Biennial Curator Lance Fung

Aug 28, 2007 At SITE Santa Fe

In his appointment as the curator for SITE’s 2008 Biennial, Fung wants more than just another big group exhibition. He states, “I want to redefine the paradigm of a biennial through collaboration, to offer an alternative and new approach, one in keeping with the history of SITE’s own biennials. I want to find other like-minded organizations that share the same energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to mission as SITE does. Through collaborating with the right match of global partner organizations-some perhaps well-known for idiosyncratic, specialized, or strong programming, others more radical or grass-roots-oriented doing great work-it is my goal to raise awareness of SITE’s own strengths, to showcase the distinctive flavor of each collaborator, to inspire learning, and to bring people together to foster a broad sea-change in visual arts presentation.”

Formerly the director of Holly Solomon Gallery, as well as having his own gallery in New York, Fung has worked with a number of leading artists of the Fluxus, Minimal, and Conceptual movements, including Nam June Paik, Sol LeWitt, and Robert Barry, among others. As an independent curator, Fung has created a number of important exhibitions in this country and abroad: Crossing Parallels, at the SSamzie Space in Seoul, Korea; Going Home, at the Edward Hopper Historical Museum in Nyack, New York; and Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark, at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2002. He was the curator of The Snow Show: Lapland 2003–2004; The Snow Show Preview at UNESCO’s Palazzo Zorzi, Venice Biennale 2003; and The Snow Show at Torino Winter Olympics 2006. Currently, Fung is curating the first international large-scale exhibition of public installations in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

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