IN PICTURES – The 4th Guangzhou Triennial

Today was the opening of ‘The Unseen’, the Fourth Guangzhou Triennial at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China, curated by Jiang Jiehong (Joshua Jiang, also my PhD’s Director of Studies) and Jonathan Watkins (Director of the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK). I’ve been working with them in a curatorial assistant capacity and also as copy editor for the rather grand and plush exhibition catalogue. I’m holding it quite proudly right this second in all its yellow, embossed cover, open spine bound glory. I was very kindly flown down, all expenses paid, for the weekend’s events…this doesn’t happen very often so it’s been a real treat before I leave China to start work in the UK. The past few months have really felt like a turning point in my professional career with so much more to come this Autumn, and it is opportunities like working with the Triennial that have got me there, so I’m incredibly grateful for the experience. Here’s the first day in pictures…with a relaxed, sunshine, music, dance, festival, global feel and a diverse international crowd. I met some fantastic gallery directors, artists, curators, academics, creative professionals, volunteers, and people today…people that make you believe in the industry you are working in…at the same time, making me realise how much I’m going to miss living in China.


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