Autonomy and Interdependence: working with artists who work in public sphere
Talk by Marko Daniel, Curator of the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale and Convenor of Public Programmes at London’s Tate Modern

The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, organized by OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) will officially open on 16 May, 2014. This year, Marko Daniel, convenor of Public Programmes at London’s Tate Modern, is invited to be the curator of the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale. Dr. Daniel has extensive experience in curating and, with his exhibition concept based on in-depth research of art practice in China and Europe, he proposes ‘We Have Never Participated’ as the title for this biennale. To give the public and art lovers a better and more comprehensive introduction on the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, the British Council will collaborate with OCAT and Fangsuo Commune on 8 May to invite Marko Daniel to share with us his rich and unique experience in international curation with artist working in public sphere, and also to herald the highlight of the event.

Time: 8 May, 2014 (Thursday) 19:30 – 21:00, entry begins 18:30
Venue: Fangsuo Commune (MU35 TaiKoo Hui, 383 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou)
Organisers: British Council, OCAT Shenzhen, Fangsuo Commune
Notes: No admission fee, limited seats.

Marko Daniel is convenor of Public Programmes at Tate Modern and Tate Britain and was co-curator of Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape (Tate Modern, April – September 2011, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona and National Gallery of Art, Washington). He was curator of a solo show by Taiwanese artist Chen Chieh-Jen at Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester (October – November 2010) and vice-chair of the London Consortium, a unique collaboration between the Architectural Association, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Science Museum, Birkbeck College and Tate that offers interdisciplinary research programmes in humanities. Marko Daniel is a member of the Academic Committee of OCAT Shenzhen. He was invited to the 2012 OCAT Residency programme. He has also lectured and participated in various events in OCAT.