Watch Now: Overseas Institutional Visit | Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila
Join us for an exclusive online tour of MCAD Manila’s current exhibition, “Haegue Yang: The Cone of Concern”, with Director and Curator of the museum Joselina Cruz. The exhibition is Yang’s first solo exhibition in the Philippines, presenting works completed between 2002–2020 that attest to the artist’s incredibly rich aesthetic language. Cruz will be taking us through the exhibition live from Manila whilst introducing Yang’s varied practice and works as well as the especially exigent premise of this ongoing exhibition. Additionally, Cruz will also be sharing insights into curatorial and museological work amidst the pandemic, discussing the complexities of operating a contemporary art museum alongside prevailing social restrictions.
About the speaker
Joselina Cruz is currently Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Manila. Cruz has worked as a curator for the Lopez Memorial Museum in Manila (2001-2004) and the Singapore Art Museum (2005–07). She was a co-curator for the 2nd Singapore Biennale (2008), and a networking curator for the 13th Jakarta Biennale, 2009. She curated the Philippine Pavilion for the 57thVenice Biennale in 2017. From 2012 she has produced exhibitions with artists such as Michael Lin, Paul Pfeiffer, Lani Maestro, Manuel Ocampo, Tiffany Chung, Michael Lee and Maria Taniguchi at MCAD in Manila (Philippines). She has been invited for curatorial visitorships and residencies amongst which include Asialink, the Mondriaan Foundation, Office for Contemporary Art, (OCA), Norway. and the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA ) in Singapore, and is a Fellow of the Nippon Foundation’s Asian Public Intellectuals Grant. She is currently an Asian Cultural Council Fellow 2019-2020.