Panel Discussion/Talk

Curators at Work: Curatorial Calibrations—Carlos Quijon, Jr. in conversation with Ahmad Fuad Osman

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
6:30 – 7:30PM

For this Curators at Work, ISCP curator-in-residence Carlos Quijon, Jr. will present on his curatorial practice and lead a conversation with the artist Ahmad Fuad Osman, who is the subject of a current show at ISCP curated by Quijon. On view through April 26, Ahmad Fuad Osman: Archipelagic Alchemy addresses the history of colonial empires by looking at relationships between seas and islands.

Reflecting on the curatorial process, Quijon will begin by posing the following questions: what does curatorial work accomplish as curators move between different formats and scales? How do curators navigate the various anxieties, demands, and burdens that impact exhibition making? Quijon’s talk attempts to shed light on various calibrations of curatorial practice and the different expectations about curatorial labor and modes of working—from regional imaginations, historical speculations, an ongoing exhibition series on archipelagoes, and an upcoming national pavilion at the 2024 Venice Biennale. Quijon’s presentation will be followed by a conversation with Ahmad Fuad Osman.

Carlos Quijon, Jr. is an art historian, critic, and curator based in Manila who is currently a curator in residence at ISCP, and curator of the Philippines national pavilion at the 2024 Venice Biennale. He was a fellow of the research platform Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia (MAHASSA). He writes for Artforum and CNN Philippines; his essays are included in SEA: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia and Writing Presently; and his exhibitions include Courses of Action, Para Site and Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong; Minor Infelicities, Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul; and In Our Best Interests, NTU ADM Gallery, Singapore.

Ahmad Fuad Osman lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has presented work internationally at venues including the Vargas Museum in Manila, Philippines; Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Sharjah Biennale, United Arab Emirates; Singapore Biennale, Singapore; The Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Silverlens Gallery, Philippines; and Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan, among others

This program is supported by Asian Cultural Council; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; James Rosenquist Foundation; van Beuren Charitable Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.