Frost Art Museum. January 18th, 2008.
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University presents The Life of a Globe-trotting Curator, a lecture by Lance Fung, on Friday, January 18th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Green Library, Room GL 100 on the University Park Campus. Fung's lecture is part of the Steven and Dorothea Green Critics' Lecture Series, and is free and open to the public.
Fung is an internationally acclaimed independent curator known for developing daring shows in unique environments. He is best known for such cutting-edge exhibitions as Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2002 and The Snow Show Preview at UNESCO's Palazzo Zorzi for the 2003 Venice Biennale. The Snow Show exhibition became a destination for art lovers who journeyed to frozen Lapland, Finland in 2004 and to Torino, Italy for The Cultural Olympiad of the XX Olympic Winter Games in 2006.
He is the curator of the first international large-scale exhibition of public installations in China for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. Fung was also chosen as curator for the 2008-2009 SITE Santa Fe Biennial exhibit, which begins in the summer of 2008 and runs until early January 2009. That show includes artists from 15 geographically and culturally diverse institutions from Egypt to England. When asked about his professional life in the arts, Fung humorously describes it as "total dedication, chastity and poverty.” A native of San Francisco, Fung is an independent curator based in New York City. Prior to his career as a globetrotting curator, Fung had his own gallery in New York City. Before that, he was director of the Holly Solomon Gallery also in New York City.
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