Vasif Kortun is director of Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center in Istanbul. He co-curated the 9th Istanbul Biennial and will curate this year’s Taipei Biennial. Between 1994 and 1997, he was Director of the Museum of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and was the recipient of its 9th annual Award for Curatorial Excellence (2006).
‘Detours’ is a series of talks introducing views from elsewhere by leaders in the visual arts. Speakers discuss the relationship between practice and context: how institutions and professional practice develop in response to specific situations, both geographic and cultural.
Commencing in 2008, the series will run over three years, with ‘seasons’ of talks in March-May and October-November.
The ‘Detours’ project is a collaboration with the Centre for Art in Social Contexts, Glasgow School of Art.
20 March 2008
The Trades Hall of Glasgow