Wayfaring Exhibition | Curatorial talk

In this talk, the Wayfaring exhibition co-curators, Dr Shuxia Chen and Dr Olivier Krischer examine the photography and visual cultures of Taiwan in the 1970s-80s.

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About the curators

Shuxia Chen is an art historian and curator of Asian art. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese photography and artistic collaboration. Shuxia's research has been published in books, peer-reviewed journals, exhibition catalogues and art magazines. Shuxia is working on two book projects: A Home for Photography Learning: the Friday Salon, 1977-1980 (Shanghai, 2022), and Chinese Toggles: Culture in Miniature (Sydney, 2023). She is currently a curator at The University of Sydney Chau Chak Wing Museum, as well as a lecturer at UNSW Art and Design.

Olivier Krischer is a historian of Asian art and visual culture interested in the creative navigation of social, political and environmental transformation. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University and an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, where he is a sessional academic and convenor of the Sydney Asian Art Series for the Power Institute Foundation for Art & Visual Culture. From 2018-2020, he was Deputy and Acting Director of the University of Sydney China Studies Centre, and in 2017 was a Visiting Fellow in the Institute for Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. His publications include the special issue journal ‘What’s in a Name? After Orientalism’, JOSAH 52 (with Meaghan Morris, 2021); Shades of Green: Notes on China’s Ecocivilisation (with Luigi Tomba, 2020) and Zhang Peili: From Painting to Video (2019).

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