‘Know-How and No-How’: Concurrent Systems of Knowledge and Their Respective Contexts

March Meeting 2013
‘Know-How and No-How’: Concurrent Systems of Knowledge and Their Respective Contexts
Paulo Herkenhoff
Photo by Jamal Shanavas

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‘Know-How and No-How’: Concurrent Systems of Knowledge and Their Respective Contexts
Patrick D. Flores
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March Meeting 2013
‘Know-How and No-How’: Concurrent Systems of Knowledge and Their Respective Contexts
Paulo Herkenhoff, Patrick D. Flores
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Overview

Knowledge and practices are produced within increasingly globalised networks and any cartography corresponding to this reality recognises development not as a linear phenomenon but as a process of concurrent systems developed through appropriation, assimilation and resistance. From this perspective it is possible to explore how different systems of knowledge are contained in, but also contain, global and local contexts.

Paulo Herkenhoff (Director, Museu de Arte do Rio, Brazil)

Paulo Herkenhoff is Director of the recently opened Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From 2003–2006, he was Director of the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro. Previously Herkenhoff served as Adjunct Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (1999–2002), and Chief Curator of Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (1985–1990). He was also artistic director of the 1998 São Paulo Biennale, Brazil (1997–1999), and curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Italy, in 1997. Herkenhoff recently co-curated Brasil: desFocos (O Olho de Fora), Paço das Artes, São Paulo (2008), and contributed to the publication Psycho Buildings: Artists Take on Architecture (Hayward Publishing, London, UK, 2008). Herkenhoff has also published texts on artists such as Raul Mourão (2007), Guillermo Kuitca (2006), Rebecca Horn (2005), Julião Sarmento (2004), and Louise Bourgeois (2003).

Patrick D. Flores (Curator, Vargas Museum, Philippines)

Patrick D. Flores is Professor of Art Studies in the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, which he chaired from 1997 to 2003, and Curator at the Vargas Museum in Manila. He is Adjunct Curator at the National Art Gallery, Singapore. He was one of the curators of the Gwangju Biennale Position Papers (South Korea) in 2008, and Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art (Tokyo, Japan/Manila) in 2000. He was an Asian Public Intellectuals Fellow in 2004 and a Visiting Fellow at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in 1999. His published works include, Past Peripheral: Curation in Southeast Asia (NUS Museum, Singapore, 2008); Remarkable Collection: Art, History, and the National Museum (National Art Gallery – National Museum of the Philippines, Manila, 2006); and Painting History: Revisions in Philippine Colonial Art (National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Manila, 1999). He served on the Advisory Board for the exhibition The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989, organised by the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany (2011). He is a member of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Asian Art Council (2011) and a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council (2010), both located in New York, USA. He co-edited Third Text’s (London, UK) Southeast Asian issue with Joan Kee in 2011.

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