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Resistance and Rebellion in Contemporary Asian Art
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Resistance and Rebellion in Contemporary Asian Art

Nico Heller in Conversation with the Taiwanese Curator Erica Yu-Wen Huang.

This episode tackles the pressing challenges facing politically engaged artists and curators in an era of eroding artistic freedoms. We explore how the global rise of illiberalism reshapes creative expression, resistance, and critical practice. And we dissect the evolving relationships between art, politics, and audience engagement, offering insights into navigating these turbulent waters. The dialogue confronts the big questions: How can critical voices persist and adapt? What role do curators play in supporting provocative art? And what strategies emerge as artists and institutions grapple with new forms of censorship and control?

Joining us to explore these critical issues is Erica Yu-Wen Huang, an independent curator based in Taipei. With a Master's in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, Erica brings valuable experience as former Curator at Hong Kong's Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile. Her curatorial research on hybrid cultures, migration, and geopolitics uniquely positions her to dissect the complex interplay between art, politics, and societal change in our current global climate.

Further information about Erica Yu-Wen Huang is available via LinkedIn. Her blog can be found at ericayuwenhuang.tumblr.com. To ensure you never miss an Annotations Dialogue, do subscribe to our YouTube channel and our newsletter below. If you are already a free subscriber and like what we do, please consider upgrading to a paid subscription.

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