Wednesday, April 25, 4:30pm, B13 Center for the Arts
Juliette Yuan’s research centers on curatorial practice in China, with a cross-disciplinary focus on art, science and technology. Influenced by the combination of a rapidly expanding Chinese economy and Western concepts and artistic currents, Chinese curators develop their practice within an unusual and complex social context where a market economy is led by “capitalism characterized by governmental policies,” and within which art and culture are simultaneously tools for political propaganda and evolutionary stimulus for creative industries. Under this kind of political environment and economic system, living within a society administrated by autocracy, curators working in Chinese contemporary art must endeavor to pursue their research and survive professionally on their own.
Juliette Yuan received a Master’s Degree in General and Comparative Literature from Paris III University (La Sorbonne Nouvelle) in 2002, and is currently a PhD candidate in the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth (UK). She has been curating new media art and organizing related conferences since 2004. Curated exhibitions include “PLAY(S) International Digital and Multimedia Arts,” Changzhou, and “Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition,” Beijing. Conferences have included “Digital Art & Architecture,” Shanghai Jiaotong University, and “Transcultural Tendencies/Transmedial Transactions International Research Conference on Media Arts,” Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Fudan University/University of Plymouth. Juliette Yuan has published articles on new media in journals throughout China and in the U.S., Italy, and the Netherlands.