Asia Triennial Manchester 08 (ATM08) was the UK's first Asian art triennial and was conceived and initiated by Shisha, the international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts. Launched in spring 2008 in partnership with some of the city's leading galleries and academic institutions, ATM08 explored the theme of 'protest' through an inclusive programme of exhibitions, residencies, talks, screenings, workshops, outdoor performances, teahouse discussions and a symposium. Newly-commissioned work was produced by artists from across Asia — including mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

This publication is an essential guide to the entire triennial, including the Rusholme Project — ATM08's spectacular trailblazer — which took place during summer 2007 and featured site-specific interventions that engaged with Manchester's urban architectural vernacular by artists Rashid Rana and Subodh Gupta. Biographies of participating artists are included.
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Preface: Protesting Through Art - Alnoor MITHA
Introduction: Of Common Grounds and New Cultures - A Short Reflection on the Educational Legacy of ATM08 - Jacques RANGASAMY
THe Rusholme Project: I want to be an artist when I grow up! - Fareda KHAN
This, Too, Is Us - Girish SHAHANE
Rusholme Education Project - Fareda KHAN
Connections and Collaborations: ATM08 Education and Community Programme - Caroline BRADLEY
The Teahouse Discussion Series: Social Discourse, Community and Art - Kuljit S. CHUHAN
ATM08 Symposium: Protest: Reflections and Revolutions - Alnoor MITHA
Reflections and Revolutions - John HYATT
TT: Tactical Turmoil - Video Art and Cultural Resistance - Johan PIJNAPPEL
The Revolution Stripped Bare: Reflections on the Idea of Revolution and Contemporary Art Practice - Gilane TAWADROS
Labelling and Assembling: Histories and Challenges for an Asia Triennial - Leon WAINWRIGHT
Asia Triennial Manchester 08
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