Wang Dong

Mphil Student
Academy of Visual Arts,
Hong Kong Baptist University

Wang Dong is dedicated to the curation, critic and research of overseas and Chinese contemporary art as well as culture management.

In 2015, he was invited to the seminar Visualising Chinese Borders Project, Hong Kong. In 2014, he was invited to the curator-talk and international symposium of the show Open Museum Open City at MAXXI Art Museum, Italy. In the same year, he also was invited to the symposium of the show Slant of East Longitude: In Searching of Belongings and Positions of North and South through Visual Dialogue at Tainan National University of the Arts. In November 2013, he was invited to the Curator Residency Program in Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (Taipei).

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In August 2012, he was invited to the Young Curator Visiting Program of dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel organized by Goethe Institute. In 2010, he was invited to the Global Young Curator workshop “Real Players” (13 in total from different countries) organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and happening on the occasion of the opening of the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.

In 2009, he was invited to the Advanced Training and Study Program on Culture Management Culture Management in China, which was organized and developed by Goethe-Institute Peking, Freie Universitat Berlin’s Institute for Culture and Media Management and provide the participants with universally applicable management tools for cultural organizations as well as to enhance their understanding and capability for international exchange or co-production projects.

It is admitted that the curator, artist and museum played different roles in the whole process of art production. The audience, to some extent, indeed was ignored for their participation in the art events and activities. It seems that their most important value is to “be there” for a visual evidence to show the others how success and significant the exhibition is.  In China, very few studies and research had been done with regard to the audience. It is quite certain launch such a study could be and will be very pioneer. Nevertheless, as a matter of fact, the audience issue in Chinese contemporary art field could not be evaluated effectively without the consideration of the new global art, cultural and economic context. The museum space in the He Xiangning Art Museum will offer a concrete case study in terms of its own establishment and naming, its curatorial practice, cultural identification, art production and power symbolique.

My research “Considering the Audience in Curatorial Practice – A Case Study of the Exhibitions held in the He Xiangning Art Museum” will start the discussion and re-examination of the concept of Space and its relationship with art, power and capitalism in