Discussions with artists, art historians, writers, researchers, curators, and other thinkers in the field

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The City Doesn't Love You Back: A Conversation on Artistic Distance

Oscar Chan, Lau Hiu Tung, and Eunice Tsang discuss “stalking” Hong Kong, transnational art-making, and curating “Hong Kong” shows


Forget What You Learned: Part Two

Ye Su, Jiang Zhuyun, Nabuqi, Miao Ying, Hu Xiangqian, and Liang Shuo discuss social and ideological shifts in Chinese art academies at the turn of the millennium


Forget What You Learned: Part One

Ye Su, Jiang Zhuyun, Nabuqi, and Miao Ying discuss social and ideological shifts in Chinese art academies at the turn of the millennium


From Writing to Seeing and Back

Arshad Hakim, Vaishnavi Kambadur, and Samira Bose discuss their curatorial collaboration for an exhibition on K. G. Subramanyan


Extensions and Expansions: In Conversation with Reliable Copy

Reliable Copy discusses the circulations, influences, and audiences in Bangalore’s publishing scene and beyond

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Art and Gender Equity: In Conversation with Irene Lam, Phoebe Man, and Wong Kit Yi

Irene Lam, Phoebe Man, and Wong Kit Yi discuss artists, art spaces, and exhibitions in Hong Kong that address gender-based violence and inequities

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Eating the Archive: In Conversation with Anthony Leung Po Shan and Lantian Xie

Anthony Leung Po Shan and Lantian Xie discuss ideas of the city, the appearing demos, and metabolising the archive


Publishing as Method: In Conversation with Ozge Ersoy and Paul C. Fermin

On publishing cultures and trends, conceptualisations of “Asia,” and care and community during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Building Asia Art Archive, Part 4

Susanna Chung and Samantha Kwok discuss bringing contemporary art into classrooms and caring for teachers with Zoom fatigue


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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Crossing Borders: Art and Artists’ Writings Across Languages

On the challenges of researching art writing across multiple languages and translations in South Asia

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Shantiniketan: A World University

R. Siva Kumar in Conversation with Regina Bittner and Kathrin Rhomberg


Propositions for an Archive of Performance Art in India

Sabih Ahmed in conversation with Samudra Kajal Saikia

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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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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

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

Accumulated Grace: Nilima Sheikh on the Dunhuang Caves

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


“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


Phoebe Wong in Conversation with Ozge Ersoy

On artworks, museums, rivers, and distributed ownership

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The Ground Beneath My Feet: In Conversation with Nikhil Chopra and Romain Loustau

Sabih Ahmed and HH Art Spaces discuss live art, the body, and approaching curating as artists

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Building Asia Art Archive, Part 2

AAA Researchers Sabih Ahmed and Sneha Ragavan discuss their work on histories, contemporary art, and the South Asia region

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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


Nonny de la Peña in Conversation with Lin Yilin

The artists discuss virtual reality, art, performance, and empathy

Image: Ha Bik Chuen, Contact Sheet No.181 'Demonstration by Cindy Lau', 3 October 1998 (detail).

Digital Shadows: An Interview with Tyler Coburn

The New York-based artist discusses his work with the Ha Bik Chuen Archive

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Building Asia Art Archive

A brief history of the non-profit organisation as told through priority areas of research and programming interest

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Ho Tzu Nyen on The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia

The Singaporean artist discusses tigers, ghosts, algorithms, and life after celluloid film


A Conversation Between Chen Kuan-hsing and Rasheed Araeen

On art history, institutional complicity, and decolonisation struggles


On the Practice of the Oral History Archives of Japanese Art | Part III: Interview with Kunie Sugiura

Kunie Sugiura talks about quitting physics in Japan and taking up photography in Chicago

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On the Practice of the Oral History Archives of Japanese Art | Part IV: Interview with Ishiuchi Miyako

Ishiuchi Miyako discusses Yokosuka Story, her love of the darkroom, and her artistic process

Exhibition view of Musée Imaginaire, 1947, written by André Malraux interpreted by Florian Schneid

On the Van Abbemuseum Archive

A conversation on the aims, roles, and possibilities of the Van Abbemuseum Archive

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Interview with James Chu

The artist discusses Macau, his work for the recent Venice Biennale, and how he became an artist


Has the Moment of the Contemporary Come and Gone?

A discussion at Speakers' Forum, India Art Fair 2012 in Delhi

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Interview with Loo Zihan

The Singapore-based artist discusses Josef Ng's infamous performance Brother Cane, which he reenacted in Chicago


Interview with Kao Chung-li

The Taiwanese artist discusses power, pop culture, his passion for film, and how he deals with history in his work


Interview with Chu Hing Wah

The artist discusses his intuitive entrance into contemporary art, the evolution of his work, and his recent Lunar New Year project for M+

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Interview with Fang Lu

The artist reveals her interest in food as an artistic medium and discusses the reality of being a female artist in China today


Interview with Desire Machine Collective

The artist collective examines their interest in negotiating power relations, and the two experimental art initiatives they founded in Guwahati, India

'How to set up and apartment for Johnny.', 2011, acrylic on fabric, cardboard paintings, video, read

Interview with Lee Kit

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


Interview with Manuel Ocampo

The Filipino artist shares how his practice has changed since he started painting, his return to Manila, and the gallery and art school he has started there


Interview with Arin Rungjang

The Thai artist reveals the role collaboration plays in his work and discusses his interest in everyday objects and exchanges

Traveling Plants, 2011, wild plants and suitcase

Interview with Phuong Linh Nguyen

The Vietnamese artist talks about salt workers, her shift away from provocative imagery, and her work with Nhasan Studio in Hanoi

Another view of Nous ne notons pas les fleurs, Fort Ruigenhoek

Interview with Tintin Wulia

The Indonesian artist discusses global citizenship, the prevalence of maps in her work, and the secret that haunts her family