AAA is participating in Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Booked: Hong Kong Art Book Fair—a four-day event showcasing printed matter by local, regional, and international artists, arts organisations, and art book publishers. Four volumes co-published with Afterall, as part of their Exhibition Histories series, will be available: Art and Its Worlds (2021), Uncooperative Contemporaries (2020), FESTAC ’77  (2019), and Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992–98 (2018). 

AAA will also have our earlier publications for sale, including China’s New Art, Post-1989 (2001), Wu Shanzhuan Red Humour International (in collaboration with Inga Svala Thórsdóttir) (2005), and From Reality to Fantasy: the Art of Luis Chan (2006). 

For the fourth edition of Booked, AAA is joining a “twinning” programme that enables regional and international exhibitors to participate in the art book fair without travelling to Hong Kong. As part of this programme, AAA will partner with Paper Monument, a non-profit art press based in Brooklyn, New York, and present a selection of their publications, including Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the Arts (2020), edited by Christopher K. Ho and Daisy Nam. 

Co-presented with Tai Kwun Contemporary, AAA will host two talks related to Art and its Worlds (2021) and Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the Arts (2020). 

Image: Cover of <i>Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts</i>, Paper Monument, 2021.
Image: Cover of Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts, Paper Monument, 2021.

Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts  
Saturday, 18 December 2021, 12:30–1:30pm
1/F Gallery Studio, Tai Kwun Contemporary (The capacity is limited to 20 people on a first come, first served basis)
and Zoom

Please click this link to join the Zoom meeting.

This event celebrates the release of Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts, edited by Christopher K. Ho and Daisy NamThis collection of seventy-three letters written in 2020 captures an unprecedented moment in politics and society through the experiences of Asian American artists, curators, educators, art historians, editors, writers, and designers. The form of the letter offers readers intimate insights into the complexities of Asian American experiences, moving beyond the model-minority myth. This is an onsite and online event with the editors, and features readings from contributors Hera Chan, Patty Chang and John Tain. 

Christopher K. Ho is an artist, educator, and Executive Director of Asia Art Archive.  

Daisy Nam is the curator at Ballroom Marfa, a contemporary art space located in Far West Texas. 

Hera Chan is a cultural worker whose practice is civic, informed by political praxis and structured by complicity with her peers.  

Patty Chang is a Los Angeles based artist and educator who uses performance, video, installation and narrative forms when considering identity, gender, transnationalism, colonial legacies, the environment, large-scale infrastructural projects and impacted subjectivities.

John Tain is Head of Research at Asia Art Archive. 

This event will be held in English.


Image: Photograph of <i>Object-act-ivities</i>,1989. Courtesy Lau Ching Ping and Choi Yan Chi.
Image: Photograph of Object-act-ivities,1989. Courtesy Lau Ching Ping and Choi Yan Chi.

Reviewing Object-Act-Ivities 
Sunday, 19 December 2021, 2–3:15pm
1/F Gallery Studio, Tai Kwun Contemporary (The capacity is limited to 20 people on a first come, first served basis)
and Zoom

Please click this link to join the Zoom meeting. 

This conversation grows out of Art and Its Worlds: Exhibitions, Institutions, and Art Becoming Public, the latest volume in Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series, co-published by Asia Art Archive. The discussion between artist Choi Yan Chi, curator Janet Fong, and AAA Head of Research John Tain will focus on Object-Act-Ivities (1989), an installation and performance co-organised by Leung Ping Kwan, Choi Yan Chi, and Yau Ching, exploring the collaborative nature of the project. It will be preceded by a screening of a video made on the occasion of the performance, now in AAA’s collection. 

Choi Yan Chi is a visual artist who has been active since the 1980s and a co-founder of 1a Space, one of oldest independent, non-profit art organisations in Hong Kong.  She is often credited with helping introduce installation art to the region, and currently has a work on view at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.  

Janet Fong Man Yee is Research Assistant Professor at Academy of Visual Arts (AVA), Hong Kong Baptist University. She has curated numerous exhibitions across Asia, including New Horizons: Ways of Seeing Hong Kong Art in the 80s and 90s, which is currently on view at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. 

John Tain is Head of Research at Asia Art Archive, and is a series editor for Afterall's Exhibition Histories. 

This event will be held in English and Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation provided only for onsite attendance.

 

Schedule: 

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 3pm–7pm 
Friday, 17 December 2021, 3pm–9pm 
Saturday, 18 December 2021, 12pm–7pm 
Sunday, 19 December 2021, 12pm–7pm 

 

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