118 Ideas

Being Minorities
Collection Spotlight

Item of the Week | Being Minorities — Contemporary Asian Art

Ha Bik Chuen's documentation of the 1998 Hong Kong exhibition curated by Oscar Ho

Hsiung Shih Art Monthly

On Periodicals, Exhibition Materials, Personal Archives, and Approaching Issues from Multiple Angles

Peggy Wang discusses her process and the materials that inform her scholarship

The Horrors Home List
Collection Spotlight

Item of the Week | Frog King's Oil Street Album Number 6

A look at Frog King's documentation of The Horror by Kacey Wong, from the Oil Street Archive

Letter from Rasheed Araeen to Joanna Drew, 26 Jan 1986.
Collection Spotlight

Item of the Week | Letter from Rasheed Araeen to Joanna Drew, 26 January 1986

A look at an important request regarding the seminal exhibition The Other Story

The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture
Collection Spotlight

Item of the Week | The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture

A look at the publication related to a 2002 exhibition from the Library Collection


Back to the Future: Contemporary Art and the Hong Kong Handover

What two Hong Kong exhibitions reveal about the handover, identity, and contemporary art


On Ha Bik Chuen: Collection and Collage

Leo Li Chen explores how Ha Bik Chuen’s collection opens up new ways to understand Hong Kong art history

Collection Spotlight

Picks from the AAA Collection | Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Vancouver

A collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery

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Collection Spotlight

Indonesia Visual Art Archive and Asia Art Archive Translation Project

The circulation of exhibitions and their histories in Indonesia from the 1980s to 1990s


17 Lost Art Exhibitions

Jack Persekian documents a global pattern of loss for Palestinian art

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44 Tonnes

Clare Butcher on reconstructing the histories of the dehistoricised


Elision, Excess, Parody, Disavowal: Justine Frank in the Museum

The challenge of allowing fiction to overwhelm through its excess


In Defence of the Art Mall

Seth Denizen explores the art in art malls and competing claims to public spaces


Notes from the Field: Navigating the Afterlife of The Other Story

Rasheed Araeen's critical challenge to art historical narratives through art curation


Resemble Reassemble

Rashid Rana complicates the curatorial framing of exhibitions

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Sites of Construction and Political Dissent: Central Asia Pavilions in Venice 2005–2013

A critical overview of the politico-economical context of Central Asian art history


The Armory Show Focus Group

An installation that plays with the relationship between market forces and artistic production

FieldNotes04_Ahyoung Yoo

The Problems of Digital Utopia: Young Hae-Chang Heavy Industries on the Web

The playful masking and unmasking of potential digital utopias


The Unsettled Pleasures of Viewing: Exhibition as a Meeting Point Between Our Bodies and Artwork

Images as intimate, fragmented readings of exhibition experiences

Mai Chi Thanh, Vu Dan Tan, and Natasha Kraevskaia in Salon Natasha
Collection Spotlight

Salon Natasha Archive Overview

Nora Taylor reflects on the history of the Vietnamese independent art space, which was active from 1990 to 2005

16 Past programmes

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Mon, 17 Oct 2016

Past Disquiet: From Archives to (Speculative) Exhibition Histories


Image: Shilpa Gupta, That photo we never got for 15 Invitations, 21 Mar–21 May 2016. Photo: Kitmin Lee 2016.
Mar–May 2016

Shilpa Gupta | That photo we never got

15 Invitations | Exhibition

Image: José Maceda, from the CD cover of Archival Sound Series:
Dec 2015–Feb 2016

Inti Guerrero | Udlot–udlot

15 Invitations | Exhibition

Aug–Oct 2015

Ingrid Chu | a short history of the art book bag (and the things that go in them)

15 Invitations | Exhibition

12 Resources

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

Sarah Victoria Turner | From Ajanta (India) to Sydenham (South London)


Fri, 4 Nov 2016

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Grants Presentation | Chen Shuxia and Lu Mingjun


Mon, 17 Oct 2016

Kristine Khouri: Past Disquiet: From Archives to (Speculative) Exhibition Histories


Sat, 24 Sep 2016

Through the Lens of the Document: Exhibition Histories in 1980s and 1990s China

Claire Hsu | Ecologies of Art: A Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art Debate | Panel : Space and Display of Contemporary Art

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Olivier Krischer: Japan and Chinese Contemporary Art 1989–1993


Sat, 16 May 2015

Publics, Histories, Value: The Changing Stakes of Exhibitions

Talk Series

Wed, 25 Jun 2014

Katherine Grube | Image and Phenomena: The Development of Video Art in China, 1988-1998

Research Grant | Talk

Tue, 11 Mar 2014

Magiciens de la Terre and China: Looking Back 25 Years


Tue, 1 Jan 2013

Image and Phenomena: The Development of Video Art in China, 1988 to 1996

Katherine Grube | The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2013 Report

Wed, 21 Sep 2011

'Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode': Curatorial Reflections on the India Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, by Ranjit Hoskote


Thu, 21 Oct 2010

Action Script: Symposium on Performance Art Practice and Documentation in Asia


Wed, 7 Oct 2009

Celebrating Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art