Special Talk
Morgan Quaintance
A New Wave?

Date and Time:April 24 2018 (Tue.)17:30-18:30
Venue:Lecture Room 5-213, Building 5, Department of Music, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts

Speaker:Morgan Quaintance (London-based writer, musician, broadcaster and curator) Chair:Yoshitaka Mori (Tokyo University of the Arts)

Language: English. No translation available
All welcome.


In the UK a strikingly similar selection of discourses, debates and controversies are circulating through the mainstream art world. What was innovative and iconoclastic in the late 1980s and early ’90s, has today become grey orthodoxy. By briefly surveying the historical and institutional factors contributing to this condition, I’ll explore artists and organisations who represent an alternative to the status quo and try to explain how I use my curatorial practice in support of that cause.


Morgan Quaintance

Morgan Quaintance is a London-based writer, musician, broadcaster and curator. Born in South London, he is a regular contributor to Art Monthly, and has written for The Guardian, The Wire, Art Review, Frieze, Rhizome.org, and a number of curatorial sites and blogs. He is a contributing editor for E-Flux’s online publishing portal Art Agenda, is a founding member of the curatorial collective DAM PROJECTS, and was the 2015/16 curatorial fellow at Cubitt Gallery, London. As a presenter he has worked with BBC Television and Radio, Channel Four, Artfund, the Royal Opera House, National Theatre and Roundhouse, and is also the producer of Studio Visit, a monthly hour-long interviews-based programme, broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM, featuring international contemporary artists as guests.


Faculty Room, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts