'InFlux: Contemporary Art in Asia brings together essays by leading critics and curators to examine modern and contemporary art practice and its discourses in Asia. Covering diverse regions spanning China, India, Thailand, Iran, West Asia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Tibet, and Cambodia, the book examines their multiple modernities and the arrival of many Asias upon the contemporary art scene. 
Some centers have become celebrated in the international exhibition circuit and the art market, but there is also an Asia beyond their ambit, and the book throws light upon major and minor, established and emergent geographies of art. Asia’s own internal minorities fracture any unified sense of place, and representing this diversity has become a major challenge for today’s curator. 
What is the impact on contemporary art of state power and burgeoning economies, or the persistent stereotypes of Asian craftsmanship, exoticism, and religiosity or the new ones of terrorism and tourist paradise? The book aims to challenge some of these perceptions by viewing modern and contemporary Asian art not as a given field but as a project in flux, constantly under revision via art practice and curatorial interventions.' - from publisher's website.
Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.MUP2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2013

No of pages

260

ISBN / ISSN

9788132115977

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Section 1
Contested Terrains and Critical Reimaginings

- Parul DAVE-MUKHERJI

The Elephant and the Ant: Chinese and Thai Art in the 1980s and 1990s

- John CLARK, 姜苦樂

Worlding Asia: A Conceptual Framework for the First Delhi Biennale

- Arshiya LOKHANDWALA

Cartographic Necessities: Contemporary Practices and the Making of a Brave New World

- Gayatri SINHA

Curating Barbarians: Descriptions of a Visual Practice

- Marian PASTOR ROCES

Section 2
Tropes and Places

- Naman P. AHUJA

Miniature, Monster, and Modernism: Curating Terror or Terror of Curating

- Quddus MIRZA

An Honest Engagement with the Pitfalls (and Perks) of the Ethnic (Rubric)

- Negar AZIMI

Retrieving the Far West: Toward a Curatorial Representation of the House of Islam

- Ranjit HOSKOTE

Interrogating the Sacred: Storylines for the Self

- Nancy ADAJANIA

The Art of Kazakhstan as a Political Project

- Valeria IBRAEVA

Section 3
Interventions in the Public Sphere

- Kavita SINGH

Curating across Agnostic Worlds

- Geeta KAPUR

The Untold (the Rise of) Schisms

- Shaheen MERALI

Mapping the Trajectories of Minoritarian Aesthetics and Cultural Politics

- Santosh SANTOSH

Excavating the History of the Present: Caste as Pictorial Sign in the Works of Savi Sawarkar

- Y.S. ALONE

Curatorial Work as Collective Fabrication

- HO Hingkay Oscar, 何慶基

Archival Malpractice and Counter Strategies

- Charles MEREWETHER

InFlux: Contemporary Art in Asia
Share
Citation
Rights statements

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

InFlux: Contemporary Art in Asia