Shortlist | The Semi-Autonomous Zine
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Shortlist | The Semi-Autonomous Zine: Charting Margins and Peripheries in Independent Publishing

Recommended readings on zine and independent publishing cultures in East and South East Asia

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Writing and Weaving: Engendering Documents in History

Li Xiaojiang reflects on her work at the Women’s Culture Museum in Shaanxi, and the need for new ways of centring women’s cultural legacies

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Off the Shelf | Trace Retrace: Paintings, Nilima Sheikh

A review of an artist monograph that explores Nilima Sheikh’s artworks as alternative forms of storytelling and narration

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Building Asia Art Archive, Part 3

How does AAA make decisions about what it collects? Jane DeBevoise and Anthony Yung discuss AAA’s China projects in relation to this query

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Gendering Her Art: The Category of “Woman” in the Art History of Hong Kong

Christina Yuen Zi Chung looks at gender-themed art exhibitions and their relation to feminist discourse in Hong Kong

Image: Nilima Sheikh, <i>Sarhad 2</i> (detail), 2014. Tempera on Sanganer paper. Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist.
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Accumulated Grace: Nilima Sheikh on the Dunhuang Caves

Nilima Sheikh discusses histories of the Dunhuang Caves and their influence on her work

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“Earth Drives Earth Along”: In Conversation with Nilima Sheikh

Nilima Sheikh discusses the histories and materiality of four natural pigments from her studio space in Baroda

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Shortlist | Women Artists in Mainland China

Recommended readings on women artists practising after the end of the Cultural Revolution

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Phoebe Wong in Conversation with Ozge Ersoy

On artworks, museums, rivers, and distributed ownership

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Notes on the "Vernacular" Milieus of Art Writing

Sneha Ragavan questions the dominance of English in India’s art historiography and criticism

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Off the Shelf | Country Paper — Pakistan

A look at Salima Hashmi's writing on women artists in Pakistan

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A Conversation Between Chen Kuan-hsing and Rasheed Araeen

On art, history, institutions, and decolonisation struggles

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How To Change The World Without Really Trying: Reflections On Performance Art Today

Lee Wen considers whether performance art has lost its edge in resistance to mainstream culture

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Mapping Asia

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Boris Groys in Conversation with Johnson Chang

On archives as “museums minus the aesthetic experience,” the return of God as a spectator, and the totalitarianism of music

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Art as Voice: Political Art in Southeast Asia at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Art as an important sociopolitical voice on inequality, corruption, the environment, and authoritarianism

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Interview with Lee Kit

Chantal Wong speaks with the artist about his anxiety, artistic inspiration, and obsession with personal hygiene products

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A Horse for the Arts: Looking Back at the Future

Art's task is to reveal the present more critically, clearly, and with wonder

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On Periodicals, Exhibition Materials, Personal Archives, and Approaching Issues from Multiple Angles

Peggy Wang discusses her process and the materials that inform her scholarship

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Contemporary Asian Art at the Guggenheim

Three approaches to framing contemporary art outside a Eurocentric framework