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.
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