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

Image: Courtesy of S. Yi Yao Chao.

Indecisive Intuition

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


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


Updates to AAA's Website

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


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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Writing and Weaving: Engendering Documents in History

Li Xiaojiang reflects on her work at the Women’s Culture Museum in Shaanxi, and the need for new ways of centring women’s cultural legacies

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Registers of Text

How the Philippine Art Supplement plays a crucial part in shaping the narrative of 1980s art history

Image: A hangout after Bruno Isaković’s performance “Denuded” on 19 November 2014, in front of Green Papaya Art Projects in Quezon City.

Green Papaya Art Projects: Why Artist-Run Spaces

Norberto Roldan's speech at Asia Society’s 2017 Arts & Museum Summit in Manila


Seasonal Changes: Celebrating Spring Workshop

A look at some of the programmes and publications the Hong Kong cultural non-profit produced over six years

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Reading Recommendations | Seeing Things, Being There

A list of primary and secondary materials and books related to the Asia Art Archive exhibition

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The Ground Underneath: On Ho Tzu Nyen's The Nameless

Võ Hồng Chương-Đài examines how Ho's video installation acts as a non sequitur to colonialist and nationalist historiographies

Image: Covers of the periodical <i>Free World</i>.

Periodicals, American Interventions, and Art in Asia During the Cold War

On Ho Tzu Nyen's research in relation to items in the Ha Bik Chuen Archive

Hsiung Shih Art Monthly

On Periodicals, Exhibition Materials, Personal Archives, and Approaching Issues from Multiple Angles

Peggy Wang discusses her process and the materials that inform her scholarship


Back to the Future: Contemporary Art and the Hong Kong Handover

What two Hong Kong exhibitions reveal about the handover, identity, and contemporary art

AAA Library, User Space

Welcome to AAA's New Website

Asia Art Archive's revamped digital platform focuses on increased access, openness, and user-friendly functions


a short history of the art book bag (and the things that go in them)

Ingrid Chu explores the international phenomenon of the "art book bag"


Framing Spatial Stories: Life Beyond the Plan, Survey, and Grid

Solomon Benjamin and Wing Shing Tang's artistic explorations of Hong Kong for 15 Invitations

Image: ruangrupa: Toko Pura-Pura for 15 Invitations, 26 Aug–30 Sep 2016. Courtesy of ruangrupa.

Toko Pura-Pura (Quasi-shop)

A Jakarta-based artist collective creates a transactional space where knowledge and ideas are exchanged through collaborations