Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Merewether on the move

Charles Merewether is the new director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS), the curatorial division of the LASALLE College of the Arts. ICAS runs LASALLE's gallery, which has 1500 square metres of exhibition  space dedicated to exploring new and experimental art from Asia. 

Following a ten-year stint as collections curator at the Getty Research Centre in Los Angeles, Merewether was the artistic director and curator of the 15th Biennale of Sydney, Zones of Conflict. His lineup of artists included Auckland-based artists Stella Brennan and John Reynolds. 

Merewether's most recent publications include Under Construction: Ai Weiwei (2008) and Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan 1950-1970 (2007).