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

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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

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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

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Accumulated Grace: Nilima Sheikh on the Dunhuang Caves

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

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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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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

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Nonny de la Peña in Conversation with Lin Yilin

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

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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

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A Conversation Between Chen Kuan-hsing and Rasheed Araeen

On art, history, institutions, and decolonisation struggles

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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Interview with Desire Machine Collective

The artist collective examines their interest in negotiating power relations and elaborates on 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
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Interview with Lee Kit

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

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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

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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
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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

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Interview with Tintin Wulia

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

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Interview with Roslisham Ismail (a.k.a. Ise)

The Malaysian artist discusses his collaboration with six Singaporean families and the socioeconomic problems stemming from Malaysia's New Economic Policy

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Interview with Duan Yingmei

Duan Yingmei discusses influences on her performance artwork, her interest in fairy tales, and her experiences studying with Marina Abramovic

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Interview with Huma Mulji

The Pakistani artist discusses taxidermy, art schools in Pakistan, and the outside world’s perception of art from her country

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Interview with Kyungwon Moon

The Korean artist examines her interest in the historical memory of space and her reasons for using media in her artwork

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Interview with Phoebe Hui

The Hong Kong artist discusses the evolution of her work, as well as her practice in relation to audience, literature, and sound

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Interview with Choy Ka Fai

The Singaporean artist reveals the evolution of his practice, his interest in insignificant histories, and his use of new media technology

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Interview with Alice Kok

The Macanese artist discusses her projects exploring language, family, and meditation

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Interview with Wu Mali

Wu Mali talks about her work, her collaborations with communities, and the art scene in Taiwan  

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Interview with Aiko Miyanaga

The Japanese artist discusses the sense of time and change in her work, her use of unconventional materials, and her future plans

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Interview with Pisithpong Siraphisut

The artist discusses his work, the Thai art education system, and the innovative ComPeung Village of Creativity

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Interview with Gary-Ross Pastrana

The Filipino artist talks about deconstruction, his use of media unfamiliar to audiences, and his day job

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Interview with Reza "Asung" Afisina

The Indonesian artist discusses pain, the body, performance art, and the art scene in Indonesia

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Interview with Jean Shin

The Korean American artist discusses her experiences working with everyday items collected from communities and the challenges of carrying out long-term projects

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Interview with Chaw Ei Thein

The Burmese artist discusses art activism, performance art, a career spent living under a military junta, and the challenges of being an artist in exile

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Interview with Cheng Yee-man and Clara Cheung of C&G Artpartment

A conversation with the founders of the art collective and alternative art space C&G Artpartment

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Interview with Nguyen Huy An

The Vietnamese artist discusses his practice, found objects, and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

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Interview with Bani Abidi

The Pakistani artist discusses the development of contemporary Pakistani art, her work, and her personal experience of Pakistan and India

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Interview with Bose Krishnamachari

The Indian artist speaks about his work, travel experiences, and Mumbai

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Interview with Chen Jin

The Co-Founder and Chief Curator of Open International Performance Art Festival shares his views on the past, present, and future of Chinese performance art in China

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Interview with Moe Satt

The Burmese performance artist discusses his background, performance art in Myanmar, his generation of artists, and Beyond Pressure, the performance platform he initiated

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Interview with Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

The Thai artist discusses her latest series, her views on female artists, and the use of the corpse in her work

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Interview with Chang Yoong Chia

The Malaysian artist discusses his works, including the series Flora & Fauna and Quilt of the Dead, and his experience participating in residency programmes

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Interview with Tsui Kuang-yu

The Taiwanese artist talks about satire, daily life, and his upcoming trip to Antarctica

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Interview with Tsang Kin-wah

The Hong Kong artist discusses his background, artistic practice, and his latest work

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Interview with Sasa[44]

The Korean artist discusses his diverse background and his ideas about documenting a new history

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Interview with Donna Ong

The Singaporean artist speaks about her works and artistic practice, her country, and her diverse background

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Interview with Sopheap Pich

Erin Gleeson speaks with the Cambodian artist about sculpture, his daily routine, and the Khmer Rouge

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Interview with Tomoko Yoneda

The artist speaks about her photography, her view of history, and the stories behind her work

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Interview with Poklong Anading

The Filipino artist discusses the art scene and creative community in Manila, and his experiences at various alternative art spaces in the region

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Interview with Varsha Nair

The Thailand-based artist discusses her mixed background, her views on female artists, the art scene, and recent turmoils in Thailand and India

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Interview with Cao Fei

The Chinese artist discusses her Second Life project, her view on the virtual world, and her generation

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Interview with Amy Cheung

AAA's Phoebe Wong and Janet Chan speak to Hong Kong artist Amy Cheung

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Interview with Jompet

The Indonesian artist discusses his home of Yogyakarta, his Yokohama Triennial work, and the idea of 'Javanese Syncretism'

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Interview with Alwin Reamillo

The West Australian-based Filipino artist discusses his collaborative works and social sculptures, his peripatetic life, and his philosophical journeys

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Interview with Wong Hoy Cheong

Diaaalogue Editor Susan Acret spoke to the artist about the universal themes in his work and his views on Malaysian art

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Interview with Imran Qureshi

Diaaalogue Editor Susan Acret spoke with the Pakistani artist about miniature painting and his world view from his home in Lahore

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Interview with Zhan Wang

The Beijing artist discusses his artistic practice, "superstar" contemporary artists, and rocks in Louis Vuitton stores

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The Accidental Entrepreneur: Interview with a Bibliophile

Robert Bernell discusses publishing, the international art community, and contemporary art in China

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Alternative Art Spaces in Japan

Andrew Maerkle interviews Arts Initiative Tokyo programmer Roger McDonald about the history and sustainability of alternative art spaces in Japan

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Email Forum on Art and Social Change, June 2011

Rasheed Araeen, John Batten, Zoe Butt, Kao Chien-hui, Valerie Doran, Hou Hanru, Hoy Cheong Wong, Nora Taylor, and Yeung Yang

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Email Forum on Art and Social Change, May 2011

Kao Chien-hui, Valerie Doran, Rasheed Araeen, Naiza Khan, Raqs Media Collective, and Lee Weng Choy