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Brendan Cormier

In Conversation with Bess Williamson
Tuesday, October 03, 4:15 pm5:45 pm
LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S Wabash
Chicago, IL,
United States
Rendering of ‘Values of Design’ exhibition design by Sam Jacob Studio

Curating China’s First Design Museum

China has one of the fastest growing design economies in the world. As the country strives to shift from a ‘made in China’ to a ‘created in China’ mode of production, new cultural institutions are being planned to support the country’s design turn. Brendan Cormier will discuss his experiences curating a V&A Gallery in China, in collaboration with Design Society, a new cultural hub which will open its doors in December of this year in Shenzhen.

Still from ‘Show and Tell’ from the Values of Design exhibition, V&A Gallery at Design Society

Brendan Cormier is lead curator of 20th and 21st century design at the V&A, working to open a new design gallery in Shenzhen, China. In 2016 he curated ‘A World of Fragile Parts’ at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Prior to working at the V&A, Brendan served as managing editor of Volume magazine.

Presented with the Department of Art History, Theory & Criticism