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Lecture: Aric Chen of M+

September 26, 2016
Fullerton Hall

Aric Chen is lead curator for design and architecture at M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, scheduled to open in 2019. The museum’s Herzog and de Meuron–designed building will be a centerpiece of Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District. Chen, as lead curator, is charged with developing a design and architecture collection and related programming for a multidisciplinary museum that will also include 20th- and 21st-century art and moving image.

Previously, Chen served as creative director of Beijing Design Week, a large-scale event that he helped successfully launch in 2011 and 2012. Prior to moving to Beijing, he was an independent curator, critic, and journalist based in New York, organizing exhibitions and projects at venues including the Design Museum Holon, Design Miami/Basel, the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennale, Center for Architecture (New York), ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam, and the Gwangju Design Biennale. Chen is the author of Brazilian Modern (Monacelli, 2016), and has contributed to dozens of publications including the New York Times, Wallpaper*, Metropolis, Fast Company, Architectural Record, Fantastic Man, and PIN-UPHe is originally from Chicago.

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