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Humanizing contemporary art: Johnson Jesuthason in conversation with Phoebe Greenberg

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Humanizing contemporary art: Johnson Jesuthason in conversation with Phoebe Greenberg

On the occasion of DHC/ART’s 10th anniversary, Founder and Director Phoebe Greenberg met to chat with Johnson Jesuthason, DHC/ART’s Gallery Visitor Experience Officer. Johnson is one of a rare group of current staff members who have experienced all of DHC/ART’s exhibitions since 2007. Throughout these ten years, he has constantly deepened and enriched his engagement towards contemporary art. This has nourished his rapport with the exhibition visitors, some of whom return time and time again to specifically engage Johnson in a dialogue about art.

Johnson has the chance because of his position to experience works of art day after day, week after week, month after month. Guided by his profound sensitivity and insatiable curiosity, he takes the time to meditate on the artworks. For him, meaning is always questioned, never exhausted. To our great happiness, his thinking is destined to be shared with us. For all those who enter our spaces, Johnson is the welcoming face of DHC/ART, and it’s with kindness and generosity that he invites visitors to be at ease and stimulated, to feel and think contemporary art by themselves, or in conversation with him.

Phoebe has taken the time to meet with Johnson so he could address the way his passion for contemporary art has developed, the exhibitions and artists that have made a mark on him, to share some anecdotes from visitors and to bear witness to the renewed pleasure he takes in interpreting contemporary art through his exchanges with the public. Johnson has, in return, asked Phoebe some questions inspired by visitors, to get to know her better. Here is the audio recording of their conversation.

Marie-Hélène Lemaire
DHC/ART Education

Photos: Dahlia Cheng

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