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Off the Shelf | Last Encounters in Ha Bik Chuen Archive

Personal reflections from the archivists on the Ha Bik Chuen Archive Project, as they bring to a close its Fo Tan project space

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Past and Present Alternatives: Artist-Run Spaces in the Philippines

Ringo Bunoan reflects on the development of artist-run spaces in the Philippines, from the 1990s and beyond

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Indecisive Intuition

S. Yi Yao Chao’s artist response to the Lee Wen Archive

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You Are Here

Jennifer Deger on the limits of modernist cartographies, and how art and anthropology might speak to the environmental crises of our time

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Hong Kong: A Curatorial Journey for an Identity

Oscar Ho narrates his shift from seeking a distinctive cultural identity for Hong Kong, to working to dismantle this very concept

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Shortlist | Speculation as Method

Merve Ünsal looks at artist books in Turkey that wrestle with narrating the unnarratable

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Conversations

Art Should Not Be Sensible: In Conversation with May Fung

May Fung discusses the relationship between art and space, and her experience building art education programmes in Hong Kong

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The International Student as a Term of Art

David Xu Borgonjon discusses the racial politics of art school recruitment, and its structural effects on contemporary art

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Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Queer Art in Hong Kong

Recommended readings on queer art in Hong Kong

Image: Cover detail of Trisha Low's <i>Socialist Realism</i>, 2019. Courtesy of Coffee House Press, Minneapolis.
Essays

From Within the Fog

Trisha Low’s lyric ruminations on art writing, gestures of refusal, and the unresolvable desire for shared utopia amidst crisis and collapse

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Off the Shelf | Somewhere, Someone Just Wanted to Let You Know

An exploration of AAA's collection of zines on the ongoing political movement in Hong Kong

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Yellow Skin, White Gold

Anne Anlin Cheng reconsiders Asiatic femininity, racialised embodiment, and the confusion between persons and things

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Is It Socially Engaged Art?: The Debate over “Art Projects” in Japan

Yeung Tin Shui traces alternatives to Eurocentric conceptions of art projects in Japan

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Women, Handicrafts, and Entrepreneurship in the Postcolonial World

Annemari de Silva addresses the gendered and postcolonial valuations of "art" and "craft" in Sri Lanka

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Tomorrow Girls Troop: A Fourth-Wave Feminist Art Collective

Reflections on activism, gender equality, and visual representation in Japan from an emerging feminist art collective

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Ren Hang in the Global City

Nicholas Gamso considers Ren Hang’s engagement with urban space and queer body politics

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Motherhood, Motherland: Photography, Representation, and Agency of the Filipina Overseas Worker

Alice Sarmiento asks whether exhibitions and artist-led initiatives can change how we connect space, citizenship, and acts of caregiving

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Conversations

Propositions for an Archive of Performance Art in India

Sabih Ahmed in conversation with Samudra Kajal Saikia

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Conversations

On Public Mindedness: In Conversation with Vasif Kortun

Being public is not a given, it has to be earned. Vasif Kortun and Özge Ersoy discuss art institutions, publics, and institutional alliances

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Collection Spotlight

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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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

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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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Viewed from a Train: Glimpses of the Artist as Hong Kong Citizen

Valerie C. Doran looks at an arts festival held in a Hong Kong village slated for demolition, and how artists respond to social issues in alternative ways

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Conversations

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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A Conversation Between Chen Kuan-hsing and Rasheed Araeen

On art history, institutional complicity, and decolonisation struggles

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Criticism and “The Essence of Contemporary Asian Art”

Lee Weng Choy on emerging discourses that stake as well as contest claims about what "Asia" might mean

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