Dispatches, briefs, experiments, research reports, image galleries, and travelogues

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3SUMS | what's your refuge?

Oscar Chan, Lau Hiu Tung, and Eunice Tsang talk about their places of refuge in Hong Kong

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In Hot Water

Hou Lam Tsui reflects on her obsession with City Pop and Shōwa aesthetics, and their significance for her art practice

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Mithila Art and the Conversation of Change

Pallavi Payal considers the evolving form and content of contemporary Mithila art, and her own artistic identity

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Green Veils

by Louise Leung Fung Yee

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3SUMS | what keeps you connected?

Christina Yuen Zi Chung, Xyza Cruz Bacani, and Wing Chan share objects they own that keep them connected to Hong Kong

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Exquisite Pain

Darian Leader writes about accessing grief through art, and the public dimension to mourning

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Good Art: “Hong Kong Sixties”

Oscar Ho reflects on the challenges of curating exhibitions that speak to the distinctiveness and vibrancy of Hong Kong culture

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Lo Ting and Hong Kong Cultural Identity: Part One

Oscar Ho reflects on 1990s Hong Kong, the mythological figure Lo Ting, and the stakes of writing art history

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Lo Ting and Hong Kong Cultural Identity: Part Two

Oscar Ho reflects on the conceptualisation, audience reactions, and afterlives of his exhibition about Lo Ting and the ancestral myth of Hong Kongers

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No Respect, No Hierarchy: “We Don’t Know How To Paint!”

Oscar Ho considers more expansive definitions of art, and some provocations around curatorial gatekeeping and authority

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Boundaries and boundlessness: On Kingsley Ng's works

Grace Gut looks at the question of the audience in the Hong Kong artist's recent works

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Undefeated Mutual Attachment

Lauren Berlant considers what our bodies, attachments, and solidarities make possible in the midst of structural cruelty

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AAA’s IDEAS Journal | About & Submissions

AAA is accepting pitches for IDEAS Journal

Image: Courtesy of S. Yi Yao Chao.
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Indecisive Intuition

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

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Gudskul Art Collective: Learning while Nongkrong, Nongkrong while Learning

Angga Wijaya reflects on the Jakarta-based art collective’s belief in togetherness and experience-based pedagogy

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A Performative State of Indefinite Duration

Bruce Quek reflects on contingency, institutional order co-existing with fractal weirdness, and the Independent Archive

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Crying in the Gallery: On Grief and Empathetic Curating

Kaitlin Chan reflects on her experience curating an exhibition for the late Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun

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I Go South

Anthony Yung reflects on Cantonese art and the challenges of representation

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Updates to AAA's Website

An overview of some key updates to Asia Art Archive's website

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Part-time Pedagogies: Introducing Three Places for Emancipatory Learning

Through annotated illustrations, Michael Leung reflects on the potential for emancipatory learning in Hong Kong

AAA’s newly renovated library and The Collective School exhibition are open by appointment only starting Monday, 3 October. Register here to arrange a visit.