WOO HOO FOR WUHAN!
It has been announced that the five Latin-American exhibitions commissioned by CDC’s Alasdair Foster for the 2013 Pingyao International Photography Festival will tour on to the acclaimed Wuhan Museum, this October. The five exhibitions were selected by the museum authorities from among several hundred shows of work by over 2,000 artists programmed for this year’s festival.
With a population of well over ten million people, Wuhan is the principal hub for the political, economic, cultural and educational life of central China and the region’s largest metropolis.
Wuhan Museum opened in October 2001. Centrally located on the Qingnian boulevard, the grand four-storey building presents both traditional and contemporary exhibitions of Chinese and international art.
THE EXHIBITIONS have been curated by Gilma Suárez (Director of FotoMuseo, the National Museum of Photography of Colombia); Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde (Director of Fototeca de Cuba, the National Gallery of Photography of Cuba), Cristina Chavarría (Cultural Affairs Director, Fototeca and La Fototropía [school], Guatemala), Patricia Mendoza (Director of Zul Ediciones [publishing], Mexico) and Sandro Oramas Maza (President of the National Centre of Photography, Venezuela).
The project commissioner, Alasdair Foster, will oversee the installation of the exhibitions, and represent the artists and curators at the opening events. The exhibition will run to mid-November.
Images (from the top):
Wuhan Museum [photo: CDC]
One of the galleries in the Hubei Provincial Museum [photo: 湖北省博物馆]