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

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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

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Updates to AAA's Website

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

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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.
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Green Papaya Art Projects: Why Artist-Run Spaces

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

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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>.
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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

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

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

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

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

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Welcome to AAA's New Website

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

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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"

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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.
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Toko Pura-Pura (Quasi-shop)

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

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Six Windows

Sarah Howe considers how artists across different countries and cultures explore similar subject matters

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Samson Young's AAAFM 993

The Hong Kong-based artist creates a roving sound station

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Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi

Suha Traboulsi's "sculptural spaces" and reproductions of canonical modern paintings by Arab artists

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Untitled (for redundant books)

Hu Fang and Zhang Wei explore books at AAA inspired by gardening

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Inti Guerrero's archival research on the Filipino experimental musician and composer José Maceda

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AAA's Collection: Exhibition Catalogues and Monographs

Visualisations of data about AAA's Collection

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ArtBubbles: Field Notes Edition

Petko Dourmana's smart phone app reveals the art world's Eurocentric bent

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Privatising Public Space: Times Square Incidents in Hong Kong

A timeline of events

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Resemble Reassemble

Rashid Rana complicates the curatorial framing of exhibitions

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The Armory Show Focus Group

An installation that plays with the relationship between market forces and artistic production

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A Parallel Narrative

Francisco Camacho investigates the similarities between Chinese and South American "antiquity"

Lam Qua, Portrait no 48, Oil on Canvas. Image courtesy of Yale University, Harvey Cushing / John Hay
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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

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Days of Cannibalism

Teboho Edkins's research photographs for his film project Days of Cannibalism, which takes place between Guangzhou and Lesotho

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Mapping Asia: Notes and Clippings

Images and notes from the editors of Field Notes

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River of Smoke (an excerpt)

An excerpt from Amitav Ghosh's The Ibis Trilogy

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The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia: W for Weretiger

Ho Tzu Nyen creates a “dictionary” with narratives of shape-shifting and amorphous characters, ideas, and genres

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Micropolitics of the Archive | Part II: Southern Conceptualisms Network, a Brief Chronology

An intervention into different possibilities for history, the archive, and the transmission of knowledge

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Photologue | Spring’s Wave and Sound

Images of art events across genres in South Korea

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"Inexistent Time" and "Waiting for a Friend"

Pak Sheung Chuen provides two aphoristic meditations

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Photologue | Physicality of the Visual Image

Images of the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Vision

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Photologue | Passage Through India

Images of a trip to India during the India Art Fair

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Photologue | Thinking of the City

Images of exhibitions in Seoul around the theme of "the city"