Wednesday, November 4 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Charlotte Street Foundation has a new Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow! Are you curious as to who they might be? Join us for a live stream presentation from our new curator, Kimi Kitada, herself.
On Wednesday, November 4 from 5:30-6:30 PM, watch from home on Zoom as Kimi presents an overview of her curatorial practice and speak about the conceptual framework of recent exhibitions. She will discuss her curatorial work on Xu Zhen: In Just a Blink of an Eye at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2019), where we came from & where we are going at Transformer DC (2019), and Postscript: Correspondent Works at artQ13, Rome (2015).
The event is FREE to attend and live streamed over Zoom and Facebook. You can RSVP for through Eventbrite for a link to the Curatorial Talk.
As a curator, she envisions her role as an exhibition-maker: that is, providing artists with greater visibility in the public sphere and crafting an interpretive lens through which audiences will perceive the works. A curator conceptualizes an exhibition by developing its initial seed of an idea, selecting artists and artworks to be included, and writing exhibition texts such as wall labels and didactic panels. Overall, the curator guides a viewer through the physical space of an exhibition in order to acknowledge the presence of individual artworks, connections between works, and the collective experience of the exhibition.
Most recently, Kitada’s exhibition where we came from & where we are going was selected from an open call for the non-profit art space Transformer in Washington D.C. This exhibition featured artists Eliseo Casiano, Dhanashree Gadiyar, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Keisha Scarville, and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, and considered the precarious status of immigrants in the United States. Exploring immigration through the mining of family histories and personal narratives, where we came from & where we are going asked viewers to consider the complexities of immigration reform, nationhood, and migration through the artists’ perspectives.
In this presentation, Kitada will discuss her curatorial thinking for where we came from & where we are going. She will also speak in-depth about her exhibition Postscript: Correspondent Works in Rome, as well as presenting performance art in the context of a large-scale museum with Xu Zhen: In Just a Blink of an Eye.
Charlotte Street looks forward to seeing you online!