About what? The profile page leaves a question mark behind the About for guidance information. But it is empty.
So, about what?
If it is about me, I am a Chinese student holding Tier 4 student visa to study curating at this art school. It could be easy to say that I am tired of curating within the frame of art institutions, tired of overusing the so-called “collaboration,” “participatory,” “social engagement,” or even “the curatorial” to decorate the ivory tower rooted in capitalism. While wondering if outside this frame, can my independent voice, as raw as vulgar, as fragile as broken, be loud and certain enough to claim other practices activating relations as curating.
If it is about my graduate project in RCA, “To Be Here With You recognises a desire to reconnect through a series of five free public workshops led by artists. ” (More info below)
If it is about the collective practices that I did with my classmates Cindy He and Wanlan Chen outside the course during this two-year education, “as a research-orientated curatorial collective, Backitchen is devoted to establishing an ongoing platform to explore the potential of Asian art, its social intervention and care by facilitating art creation, collaboration and communication.”
If it is about my previous education, I studied history as my major for 7 years. The most precious lesson I learned was: If you want to criticize something but the parrhesia will put you in danger, criticizing something similar that happened long long ago will probably work.
If it is about other things, such as my own website, published writings, scholarships, awards, working experiences in big international galleries, achievements in academic areas, or all the unspoken and unspeakable, I have nothing to say.