Longform explorations of recent art in Asia, archives, art histories, urgent preoccupations, and other areas of interest

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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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Ren Hang in the Global City

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

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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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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

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On Ha Bik Chuen: Collection and Collage

Leo Li Chen explores how Ha Bik Chuen’s collection opens up new ways to understand Hong Kong art history

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Notes on the "Vernacular" Milieus of Art Writing

Sneha Ragavan questions the dominance of English in India’s art historiography and criticism

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Practicing Friendship: Respecting Time as a Curator

Zoe Butt considers the significance of friendships for artistic languages and forms

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17 Lost Art Exhibitions

Jack Persekian documents a global pattern of loss for Palestinian art

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44 Tonnes

Clare Butcher on reconstructing the histories of the dehistoricised

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Elision, Excess, Parody, Disavowal: Justine Frank in the Museum

Roee Rosen discusses the challenge of allowing fiction to overwhelm through its excess

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In Defence of the Art Mall

Seth Denizen explores the art in art malls and competing claims to public spaces

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Notes from the Field: Navigating the Afterlife of The Other Story

Rasheed Araeen's critical challenge to art historical narratives through art curation

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Publics, Histories, Value: The Changing Stakes of Exhibitions

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Sites of Construction and Political Dissent: Central Asia Pavilions in Venice 2005–2013

Georgy Mamedov provides a critical overview of the politico-economical context of Central Asian art history

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The Problems of Digital Utopia: Young Hae-Chang Heavy Industries on the Web

Ahyoung Yoo discusses the playful masking and unmasking of potential digital utopias

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The Unsettled Pleasures of Viewing: Exhibition as a Meeting Point Between Our Bodies and Artwork

Biljana Ciric discusses images as intimate, fragmented readings of exhibition experiences

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Art Writing and Its Circulation: Three Moments in Hong Kong

Michelle Wong looks at three instances of art writing and their relationship with Hong Kong

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A Short Story of Bagyi Aung Soe in Five Images

Yin Ker discusses the transformation of desire through meditation on desire

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After the Plague

Phoebe Wong considers an exhibition's haunting imagery after the traumas of SARS and Leslie Cheung's suicide