[ISEA2014] Curator Statement: Woodman Taylor & Carlos Guedes – ISEA20124 Performances

Curator Statement

PERFORMANCES where staged at:

  1. The American University in Dubai (AUD)
  2. The Fridge  thefridgedubai.com
  3. Zayed University Dubai

Performance and Electronic Music Programme Team:

  • Woodman Taylor: Chair. Dr. Woodman is an art historian, curator and musician whose scholarship and curatorial practice explicate visual cultures of both West and South Asia. As a curator, Dr. Taylor trained at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum and later was recruited to be curator for South Asian and Islamic Art at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts where his new initiatives included exhibiting contemporary Asian artistsHe teaches Art History, Asian Art, Islamic Art and Architecture, Curatorial Studies, Cultural Memory, World Musics at Zayed University, Dubai, UAE.  zu.ac.ae/main/en/colleges/colleges/__college_of_arts_and_creative_enterprises/faculty_and_staff/_profiles/Woodman_Taylor.aspx
  • Carlos Guedes: Co-Chair. Carlos is a Portuguese composer with a multifaceted activity in composition. His work comprises music for contemporary dance, theater, and film and interactive installations, aside from traditional instrumental music. Research Enhancement Fund grant from New York University in Abu Dhabi (UAE) for project “Crossdisciplinary and multi-cultural approaches to musical rhythm”.   carlosguedes.org

support: Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation