Curated journeys through AAA's Research and Library Collections

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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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Shortlist | Queer Art in Hong Kong

Recommended readings on queer art in Hong Kong

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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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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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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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Shortlist | Performing the Protests

Recommended readings on artists engaging with activism in Hong Kong

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Off the Shelf | Zubeida Agha with President Ayub Khan

A look at a revealing photo from the Zubeida Agha Archive

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

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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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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Shortlist | Women Artists in Mainland China

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

The Free Tribe: 10 Women Visual Artists in Hong Kong
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Off the Shelf | (In)Visibly Yours

Phoebe Wong selects five books on women artists in Hong Kong

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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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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | New Systems

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | International Exposure

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Experimental Exhibitions

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Alternative Publishing

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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Off the Shelf | Periodicals, Avant-Garde Movements, and Transnational Dialogue

Di Liu presents five periodicals that cultivate transnational dialogue and exchange in Asia and beyond

Liu Xiaodong Oil Paintings Exhibition — Exhibition Invitation
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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Urban Experiments

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Life in the Aftermath

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Avant-Garde Movements

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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Off the Shelf | Contact Sheet of Photographs of a Re-visit to the Venice Biennale (1 of 2), July 1993

A look at documentation found in the Ha Bik Chuen Archive

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Off the Shelf | The Alterations and Extensions of 14 Sanyu Rd, Guangzhou (Exhibition View)

A look at documentation of No Room, a 1994 exhibition by the Big Tail Elephant Group

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Off the Shelf | Paint a Bird

A look at a monograph featuring the paintings of Ye Yongqing

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Off the Shelf | A Teenage Miscellany

A look at a zine by the Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh that focuses on the year 1984

Montien Boonma, The Pleasure of Being, Crying, Dying and Eating, 1993/2015.
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Off the Shelf | Artists Doing Pot: Ceramics and the Contemporary in East Asia

Alexandra Seno presents five artists who have embraced ceramic traditions as part of their art practice

Geeta Kapur, Meera Mukherjee, and Gogi Saroj Pal at the Kasauli Art Centre Artist Workshop
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Off the Shelf | Photograph of Geeta Kapur, Meera Mukherjee, and Gogi Saroj Pal

A look at an image taken at the Kasauli Art Centre Artist Workshop in 1978

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Off the Shelf | Being Minorities — Contemporary Asian Art

Ha Bik Chuen's documentation of the 1997 Hong Kong exhibition curated by Oscar Ho

Image: Duan Jianyu, <i>Artistic Chicken</i>, 2003.
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Picks from the AAA Collection | Canton Express

A collaboration with M+

Letter from Rasheed Araeen to Joanna Drew, 26 Jan 1986.
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Off the Shelf | Letter from Rasheed Araeen to Joanna Drew, 26 January 1986

A look at an important request regarding the seminal exhibition The Other Story

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Off the Shelf | What Handwritten Letters Reveal to the Contemporary Reader

Claire Hsu invites graphologist Emily Hui to analyse five pieces of correspondence from the collection

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Off the Shelf | Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Vancouver

A collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery

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The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away

A collaboration with Guangdong Times Museum

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Operation PRD Big Tail Elephants: One Hour, No Room, Five Shows

A collaboration with Guangdong Times Museum

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An Invitation to Trespass | A Response to "The Time is Out of Joint"

A collective inquiry into how art as a form of knowledge can be meaningfully shared and mediated

Mai Chi Thanh, Vu Dan Tan, and Natasha Kraevskaia in Salon Natasha
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Salon Natasha Archive Overview

Nora Taylor reflects on the history of the Vietnamese independent art space, which was active from 1990 to 2005

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Picks from the AAA Collection | Unpacking Global

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The Chabet Archive | Covering Fifty Years of the Artist’s Materials

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Off the Shelf | A Seminar on Post-1945 Japanese Art

Reiko Tomii situates 1960s Japanese art in the broader history of modern and contemporary art

From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s
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Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990

In 2006, AAA began locating, collecting, and preserving a large body of important material from the 1980s, a period in China's art history that was in danger of being lost.

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Off the Shelf | The Reality of Utterance in Korean Contemporary Art

Sunghee Lee traces the trajectory of Korean contemporary art in the 1980s–1990s

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Off the Shelf | On Censorship

The AAA team considers past cases of censorship in a region where freedom of artistic expression is in many cases impossible

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Off the Shelf | Researching Hospitality and Peace at AAA: The Perpetual Peace Project

Melissa Lam and Aaron Levy explore the meaning of peace as part of the Perpetual Peace Project

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Off the Shelf | Readings from Elsewhere

Ringo Bunoan highlights three female artists who came to prominence in the 1970s–1980s

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Off the Shelf | Being and Event: The Archive and Exhibitions

Carolyn Cartier spotlights exhibition catalogues for one-time exhibitions and biennales

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Off the Shelf | The Books Of "All You Can Eat" Ideas and Knowledge

Hitomi Hasegawa shares her excitement about anthologies on contemporary art and society

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Off the Shelf | Forwards from The Children of Chikuho to Teresa Teng

John Batten spends a day browsing AAA's Collection

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Off the Shelf | Archive, or Never

Phoebe Wong explores materials related to archive-themed exhibitions, and artists informed by archives and archiving

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Off the Shelf | Space of Flows

Pamela Kember highlights four books on a group of transnational artists originally from Hong Kong

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Off the Shelf | Vacation Reading

Lee Weng Choy selects titles from the collection to read for pleasure

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Off the Shelf | For Lack of a Live Audience: Researching Asian Performance Art at AAA

Nora Taylor highlights performance materials in the collection

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1989 China/Avant-Garde Exhibition

Digitised archival documentation surrounding the important Beijing exhibition

Staff and students, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. Univeristy Baroda, 1975
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Baroda Archives: Jyoti Bhatt, Ratan Parimoo, Gulammohammed Sheikh, and K.G. Subramanyan | India

Shortlist | Alternative Publishing Platforms of Experimental Art in China: From the 1990s to Mid-2000s
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Shortlist | Alternative Publishing Platforms of Experimental Art in China: From the 1990s to Mid-2000s

Recommended readings on the role played by alternative publications in promoting experimental art in Mainland China from the 1990s to mid-2000s

Shortlist | Archiving as an Asian Art Practice
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Shortlist | Archiving as an Asian Art Practice

Recommended readings on archival art in Asia

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

Shortlist | Cambodia
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Shortlist | Cambodia

Recommended readings on modern and contemporary art in, from, and about Cambodia

Shortlist | China
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Shortlist | China

Recommended readings on art in Mainland China, including art criticism and interviews, media, periodicals, and primary documents

Shortlist | Diminishing Gaps? Public (Art) Museums in Hong Kong
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Shortlist | Diminishing Gaps? Public (Art) Museums in Hong Kong

Recommended readings on “new museology” and the developing landscape of art museums in Hong Kong

Shortlist | Sites of Construction
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Shortlist | Exhibition as Art Historical Proposition

Recommended readings on how exhibitions shape art history discourse in Asia

Shortlist | Sites of Construction
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Shortlist | Exhibition as Cartographic Articulation

Recommended readings on how recent exhibitions have framed nations and/or regions, and the factors that have driven these geographic imaginings

Shortlist | Exhibition as Site
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Shortlist | Exhibition as Site

Recommended readings on how exhibitions and exhibition-makers have responded to institutional, geographic, and audience-related contexts