SSW Talk June 16-3


During the months of June, August and September, SSW are hosting a series of open talks to accompany our Summer AiR programme. Each month an invited artist/ curator, based in Scotland, will visit SSW to share their practice with us and the wider community. This is an opportunity to share this space and to meet our artists in residents.
These talks are free of charge.
7pm – 8pm, Friday 24th June, 2016.
Independent Curatorial Practice from North East Scotland: The Case of Naoko Mabon’

Naoko Mabon is a Japanese independent curator based in Aberdeen. With over a decade of experience working for both public and private sector organisations in Japan and the UK, she established her own curatorial initiative WAGON in summer 2014 and has been working nationally and internationally since. Recent and on-going curations include among others: A to/from B, a year-long cultural interchange project between Aberdeen-based and Japanese artists; a contribution to Between the Lines, the first comprehensive publication of the late British artist Roger Ackling; Ilana Halperin: Geologic Intimacy (Yu no Hana), an art-science project between Scotland and the Japanese island of Kyushu; and Leaves Without Routes: 根も葉も無い (ne mo ha mo nai), an exhibition featuring work by four Japanese contemporary artists at a Japanese styled house within Taipei Botanical Garden.

In this talk Naoko will share her view and approach to the curatorial practice as an independent curator in Scotland, a country to which she is foreign, based on her experience and perspective through her recent, on-going and upcoming curatorial practices in the city, region, nation or beyond.

For further information, please contact: 01464 861372



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