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Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Transformative Territory: Performance Art and Gender in Post-New Order Indonesia

Recommended readings on the history of performance art in Indonesia, with a focus on the practices of female artists

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Essays

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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Essays

Setting the Stage: Korean Women Artists on Performance and Beauty

So-Rim Lee examines how two emerging feminist artists stage and politicise a hair salon and a cosmetics store

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Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | The Defiant Fringed Pink: Feminist Art in Japan

Recommended readings that trace the development of feminism and feminist art in Japan from the 1990s to the present

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Conversations

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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Essays

Line Form Colour Action

Chuong-Dai Vo uses Lee Wen’s notebooks to explore his work as performance and process

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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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Essays

Ren Hang in the Global City

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

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Conversations

Shantiniketan: A World University

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

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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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Notes

I Go South

Anthony Yung reflects on Cantonese art and the challenges of representation

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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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Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Performing the Protests

Recommended readings on artists engaging with activism in Hong Kong

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Essays

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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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

Shortlist | The Semi-Autonomous Zine
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

Shortlist | Women in the Visual Arts in India and South Asia: Some Partial Maps
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Women in the Visual Arts in India and South Asia: Some Partial Maps

Recommended readings on women in the visual arts in India and South Asia

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Notes

Part-time Pedagogies: Introducing Three Places for Emancipatory Learning

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

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Essays

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

Shortlist | Art Periodicals in the Philippines, 1970s to 2000s
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Art Periodicals in the Philippines, 1970s to 2000s

Recommended readings on the rise and fall of the art periodical scene in the Philippines from the 1970s to 2000s

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Conversations

“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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Essays

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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Conversations

A Conversation Between Chen Kuan-hsing and Rasheed Araeen

On art, history, institutions, and decolonisation struggles

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Essays

Mapping Asia

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Essays

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