For a second year running, ArtAsiaPacific hosted a series of Guerrilla Talks live from the booth at Art HK in late May. Joining us in short, casual conversation, were over 30 artists, curators, collectors, museum directors, archivists and architects, offering a window into the diverse practices and interests that intersect at such events today.
On day 2 of AAP’s Guerrilla Talks, editor at large HG Masters spoke to Dr. Gene Sherman, owner of one of the first galleries dedicated to contemporary Asian art, both in Australia as well as on a regional and international level. With almost no professional background in art, Sherman— who was originally a French literature professor — embraced the political change occurring in Australia in the late 1970s and started her adventures in art. Today Sherman is the founder of the nonprofit space Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Sydney.