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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 constantly changing and never the same. Because we think of things as permanent, the fact that they are constantly coming into existence and disappearing gives rise to suffering. On the other hand, while there are simultaneous productions of art and culture in different social, political and historical contexts and value systems in every part of the world, Asian traditional philosophy of yin and yang or Wu Xing—which shows the universal diagram that different forces absorb each other and give rise to a state of equilibrium—is something worth revisiting. In this talk, Kataoka will reveal her view on contemporary art practices from some of the traditional Eastern perspectives. Mami Kataoka speaks at the Curator’s Perspective, an itinerant public discussion series that features international curators who distill current happenings in contemporary art, including the artists they are excited by, exhibitions that have made them think and their views on recent developments in the art world. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to rsvp@curatorsintl.org with Mami Kataoka in the subject field. For more information contact Misa Jeffereis at misa@curatorsintl.org.

September 23, 2012- - September 23, 2012 @ New Museum


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Mami Kataoka on ARTonAIR.org. Originally aired on January 28, 2013. Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, presents a lecture, Into the Equilibrium: Understanding the Changing World from an Eastern Perspective, for the fourth Curators Perspective of 2012. This event was produced by Independent Curators International and was held at the […]

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