Twain Conversationalists
Friday, October 8, 2010

Dr. Jill Bennett is founding director of Australia’s National Institute for Experimental Arts [NIEA] and previously founded the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics at the University of New South Wales. Jill has published widely on visual culture, contemporary art and new media and has a particular interest in transdisciplinary, experimental methods and their application to art, exhibitions, theory and everyday life. Her previous books include Empathic Vision (Stanford UP, 2005), a study of art and traumatic events, and two new media monographs. She is currently completing a book and ARC funded research project titled Practical Aesthetics on the application of creative thinking and practice to world events.

York Chang
is a conceptual artist and painter who manipulates the cultural projection of ideology, fanaticism, and political power. He creates immersive "total" installations, exploring the exhibition construct's potential for literary fiction writing and turning forensic and archival information systems into supports for poetic gestures. Select exhibitions include ARCO Madrid with g727, Madrid, Spain (2010); ZOOM at the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (2009); The Search for the Visceral Realists at the Federal Art Project, Los Angeles, CA (2009); and Asian New Media, at the Center for Democracy at Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles CA (2008).

Clara Kim is the Gallery Director & Curator at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles. She was formerly curatorial associate at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has also worked in curatorial departments at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The Renaissance Society in Chicago, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Her exhibition, Lee Bul: Live Forever organized at the San Francisco Art Institute with the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia, traveled throughout the United States including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and the Power Plant, Toronto.



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