'Things Artists Do' is an exhibition/publication series by Studio Bibliotheque. It aims to address the gap amidst the onslaught of survey, thematic art shows and books by focusing on the being, consumption and activities of artists. So far, three exhibitions in the series have been completed: 'Autobibliophiles: Artists Who Make or Use Books', and 'Eniminiminimos: Artists Who Make Things Small', both held in Studio Bibliotheque, and 'Hong Kong Anarchitecture Bananas: Artists Who Reclaim Space', co-organized by and held at Artist Commune Hong Kong. This publication is the fourth project in the series.

Preoccupations: Things Artists Do Anyway investigates the things artists do when they are not necessarily making art, without prompting from others or against all odds. From mundane activities like walking and cooking to hobbies like playing with toys and collecting rare things from games like basketball and wardraft to compulsions like teeth grinding, fidgety fingers, pornography and cross-dressing - the contributors to the project seem to have no problem finding ways to fill time.

By publishing artists' private passions, this book aims to be a platform for artists to reflect on and share their creative life, thereby providing a deeper insight into their art. 

Artist biographies are provided in the book. Please note that only Asian visual artists are listed below.
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Nadim ABBAS, 唐納天

Zulharli ADNAN

ANG Songming

Ovvian CASTRILLO

CHAN Kaiyin, 陳啟賢

CHAN Katherine, 陳嬋娟

David CHAN, 陳建偉

CHEO Chaihiang, 蔣才雄

Adrian David CHEOK

John CHIA

CHOI Yanchi, 蔡仞姿

Heman CHONG, 張奕滿

Lichuan CHONG

Stefen CHOW

Chyeteck CHUA

Genevieve CHUA, 蔡艾芳

Kaifeng CHUN

Samantha CULP

Cornelia ERDMANN, 泥人

Silas FONG, 方琛宇

Brendan GOH

Michelle GOH

Andrew GUTHRIE

HAN

HONG Sekchern, 洪雪珍

Mithun JAYARAM

Sabrina KOH Li-lin

Willie KOH

Alice KOK, 郭恬熙

Max Kumchuen KONG

Dana LAM

Jaffa Laam LAM, 林嵐

LAU Christopher, 劉柏基

LAU Daniel, 劉澤光

LEE Honghwee Michael, 李鴻輝

LEUNG Chiwo Warren, 梁志和

LIEW Martha, 劉茵茵

LIM Kokboon

Susie LINGHAM

Justin LOKE

Lynn LU

MAP Office

Joash MOO

Jimmy ONG, 王文清

Sherman ONG

PAK Sheungchuen Tozer, 白雙全

Jane PORTER

Shubigi RAO

Eudora RUSLI

sciSkew Collaborative

Chyiyun SHIAH

Jacklyn Meian SOO

Erika TAN, 陳麗

Margaret Aihua TAN

Michael TAN

Yukking TAN, 陳玉瓊

TANG Kwokhin, 鄧國騫

TANG Lingnah, 陳玲娜

Kaychin TAY

Matthew TEO

Mari TERAUCHI

Hiram TO, 杜子卿

Jason WEE

Andrée WESCHLER

Magdalen WONG, 黃頌恩

Susie WONG

WONG Chihang Sara, 黃志恆

WONG Kwokchoi Kacey, 黃國才

Ricky YEO

YEO Shihyun

yuenjie MARU , 袁堅樑

Location code REF.ERC
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2008

No of pages

250

ISBN / ISSN

9789881763518

No of copies

2

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
How to Doodle, or a Private View on an Artist's Everyday Life

- Cornelia ERDMANN, 泥人

On Doing: Purposefully, Helplessly, Wishfully, Hopelessly, Endlessly...

- LEE Honghwee Michael, 李鴻輝

Obliquely Affected

- YEUNG Yang, 楊陽

Preoccupations: Things Artists Do Anyway — 111 Artists Reveal Their Obsessions
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