The AAA Research Grant was established to expand AAA’s general research scope to include goal-specific research; to encourage understanding of the exciting developments taking place in the region; to provide much-needed resources to individuals for focused research projects in Asia; and to endow future generations with material on artists working today.
Lee Wing Ki
Lee’s research project takes an ethnographic approach to the analysis of the photographic community in Hong Kong. He will look at practice and process from image-taking to image-making, from creative process to final product, from pioneers to practitioners, 1960s to present. Thinking through the methodologies of ethnography, the project examines the relationship between the community, technology and subjectivity.
The Delhi-based curator and art critic's project focuses on five important Indian writers and critics, including William George Archer, Richard Bartholomew, Jagdish Swaminathan, Geeta Kapur, and Ranjit Hoskote. Each played an important role in shaping contemporary art discourse in India, and in registering multiple cultural issues, artistic domains, and moments of history.