AAA is participating in Booked: Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Hong Kong Art Book Fair—a three-day event showcasing works by local, regional, and international artists, speakers, and art book publishers.
AAA’s display features material from our Collection—including artist monographs, exhibition and festival catalogues, and reference books on performance art—that examine the ways artists, curators, and researchers experiment with performance. For some, performance is a way to defy the commodification of art, a physical intervention into dominant narratives, or an enactment that eludes state control. For others, performance is experimentation with
This selection relates to AAA’s research initiative on performance art. In addition to acquisitions for the Library Collection, AAA has also developed digitisation projects on the personal archives of artists, such as Kwok Mang Ho Frog King Archive, Ray Langenbach Archive, Betsy Damon: Keepers of the Water Archive, and Lee Wen Archive. In fall 2018, AAA organised public programmes on the topic, including a musical event exploring performative cross-dressing in India and China, and talks by artist and scholar Linda Lai and researcher Liu Nanxi, who spoke about the documentation of performance art and the emergence of performance art festivals, respectively.
Also on display are AAA publications and other editorial collaborations, including Mapping Asia (2014), 15 Invitations (2017), and Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992–98 (2018).
Friday, 11 January 2019, 1pm–9pm
Saturday, 12 January 2019, 11am–9pm
Sunday, 13 January 2019, 11am–7pm