The 'Under Construction' project is jointly curated by nine curators from seven Asian countriesChina, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. It involves discussion and research around the theme 'What is Asia?' as the curators attempt to capture the multiple dimensions of Asian contemporary art through their dialogues with artists. The project began in 2001 with the curators organising local exhibitions in their countries to examine the theme from their own perspectives. It culminated in a collective exhibition in Tokyo from December 2002 to March 2003 that brought together the 43 artists/groups who first exhibited in the local exhibitions, reorganised through the collaborative efforts of the participating countries, to confront the issue of 'What is Asia?' and to assert the present conditions of Asia from within.

With essays by the curators. Images of work are accompanied by short descriptions. Artists' biographies and bibliographies, project structure and process, and local exhibition outline are included in the appendix.

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Asia: The Possibility of a Collaborative Space—Under Construction Project - Yasuko FURUICHI, 古市保子

Beyond a Progressive Asia—Under Construction Collective Exhibition - Mami KATAOKA, 片岡真実

From Dualism to Oneness: A Thought on the Potential of Asian Art - Atsuo YAMAMOTO, 山本淳夫

Renewing the Contemporary - Patrick D. FLORES

On Under Construction and Localization - Gridthiya GAWEEWONG, กฤติยา กาวีวงศ์

India Ink, Manila Envelope: Three Meditations on Art and The Global Media - Ranjit HOSKOTE

Asia Now: Under Construction? - Asmudjo Jono IRIANTO

Communicative Approach, from Asia - Yukie KAMIYA, 神谷幸江

In Search of an Oasis - KIM Sunjung, 김선정

Fantasia: An Imagination Toward the Daily Life - PI Li, 皮力

Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art
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Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art, アンダー.コンストラクション:アジア美術の新世代

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