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 form: an appropriation or expansion of dance, theatre, or film. 

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). 

Schedule:
Friday, 11 January 2019, 1pm–9pm
Saturday, 12 January 2019, 11am–9pm
Sunday, 13 January 2019, 11am–7pm

  

 

Relevant content

Experimental Calligraphy Big Action: The Art of — Water
Kwok Mangho Frog King Archive
Collection

Kwok Mangho Frog King Archive

Brother Cane (Video Stills)
The Ray Langenbach Archive of Performance Art
Collection

The Ray Langenbach Archive of Performance Art

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Betsy Damon Archive: Keepers of the Waters (Chengdu and Lhasa) 貝特西達蒙檔案:水的保衛者(成都與拉薩)
Collection

Betsy Damon Archive: Keepers of the Waters (Chengdu and Lhasa) 貝特西達蒙檔案:水的保衛者(成都與拉薩)

Lee Wen Archive
Lee Wen Archive
Collection

Lee Wen Archive

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Mapping Asia
Ideas | Essays

Mapping Asia

Note from the Editors

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Linda Chiu Han Lai | Remembering a Performance
Programmes

Linda Chiu Han Lai | Remembering a Performance

Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 7:30 – 9 PM

China-Japan Performance Art Exchange Project 2
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Programme | From Creating Imagery to Bodily Presence
Programmes

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Programme | From Creating Imagery to Bodily Presence

Thu, 6 Dec 2018, 7 – 8:30 PM

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15 Invitations
Programmes

15 Invitations

Apr 2015–Mar 2017

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Boring Donkey Songs
Monograph

Boring Donkey Songs

LEE Wen, 李文
2017

China Live: Reflections on Contemporary Performance Art
China Live: Reflections on Contemporary Performance Art
Exhibition Catalogue

China Live: Reflections on Contemporary Performance Art

中國現場:對當代行為藝術的思考
Aaron WILLIAMSON, CAI Yuan, 蔡元, Colin CHINNERY, 秦思源, Hayley NEWMAN, HE Chengyao, 何成瑤, Horward Matthew, J J XI, 奚建軍, Leslie HILL, SHU Yang, 舒陽, YANG Zhichao, 楊志超
2005

Performance Art Network Asia 2009 Symposium
Performance Art Network Asia 2009 Symposium
Reference

Performance Art Network Asia 2009 Symposium

2009

Translated Acts: Performance and Body Art from East Asia 1990-2001
Translated Acts: Performance and Body Art from East Asia 1990-2001
Exhibition Catalogue

Translated Acts: Performance and Body Art from East Asia 1990-2001

Fumio NANJO, 南條史生, GAO Minglu, 高名潞, KIM Yuyeon, 김유연, WANG Molin, 王墨林
2001

Kwok-Art Life For 30 Years 1967-1997
Kwok-Art Life For 30 Years 1967-1997
Monograph

Kwok-Art Life For 30 Years 1967-1997

郭孟浩遊藝三十年 1967-1997
1999