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Mami Kataoka

Mami Kataoka has been the Chief Curator at the Mori Art Museum (MAM) in Tokyo since 2003, where she curated Roppongi Crossing (2004), Ozawa Tsuyoshi (2004), All About Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art (2007), Ai Weiwei: According to What? (2009), Sensing Nature: Perception of Nature in Japan (2010), and most recently, Lee Bul: From Me, Belongs to You Only. Meanwhile she is extending her curatorial practice in many international projects including 9th Gwangju Biennale (2012) in South Korea as the Joint Artistic Director, Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past (2012) at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco as guest curator, and Ai Weiwei: According to What? (2012) at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, which will tour other North American venues. She was the International Curator at the Hayward Gallery in London between 2007 and 2009, and curated Laughing in the Foreign Language (2008) and co-curated Walking in My Mind (2009). She was Chief Curator at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery from 1998 to 2002. Kataoka also frequently writes and gives lectures on contemporary art in Asia.

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Thinking Contemporary Curating

Touring Lecture Series: Terry Smith in Conversation with Boris Groys, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU Wednesday, October 22, 2013 ICI Curatorial Hub Closed-door session Past Events: Book Launch & Reading with Terry Smith Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7–9pm New York University Department of Art History 300 Silver Center, 3rd floor 100 […]

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TCC: Terry Smith in Conversation with Mami Kataoka

Terry Smith in Conversation with Mami Kataoka Saturday, August 3, 2013 2–4pm Mori Art Museum Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (53F) 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan FREE & open to the public This is the sixth in a series of conversations with Terry Smith and prominent curators, during which they will discuss his recent publication, Thinking […]

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Curator’s Perspective: Mami Kataoka

Sunday, September 23, 3–4:30 PM New Museum Theater 235 Bowery New York, NY 10002 Into the Equilibrium: Understanding the Changing World From an Eastern Perspective Today the world seems to be changing as radically as ever. One of the fundamental ideas of Buddhism is “impermanence,” according to which everything in this world is seen as […]

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