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Filmed on Monday October 14, 02019

Suhanya Raffel

World Art Through The Asian Perspective

Suhanya Raffel is the Executive Director of the M+ Museum, located in Hong Kong. M+ is the highly anticipated museum of Asian visual culture and art from the 20th and 21st centuries, which will be opening in 2020.

Previously, Raffel held the positions of the Deputy Director and the Director of Collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, from 2013. She also led the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Gallery of Art, where she had been since 1994.

Coming to the fore in this century is Asian perspective on everything. A thrilling place to watch the shift is in art.

Extraordinary contemporary art from all over the world, especially Asia, has been collected for the new world-class museum in Hong Kong called M+. The massive museum won’t open for a year or two, but a rich sample of the collection as well as insight on why it was collected for display in Hong Kong, will be offered by Suhanya Raffel, Executive Director of M+.

Before her appointment in 2016 to run M+, Suhanya Raffel was Deputy Director and Director of Collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, and Acting Director of the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art. This SALT talk was arranged as part of the partnership between The Long Now Foundation and the Asia Society Northern California.

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