15 Invitations for 15 Years

A special programme series featuring exhibitions, projects, written works, performances, a blog, and set of e-dossiers marking Asia Art Archive's 15-year anniversary.


Guangzhou-based Hu Fang and Zhang Wei intervene into AAA's library stacks with a selection of books inspired by gardening for 15 Invitations. Beginning in March, visitors can encounter these publications on experimental botany, farming, and gardening philosophy that activate alternative readings of AAA's collection. Reading groups and conversations based on the texts to be hosted in the coming months.

As part of untitled (for redundant books), Asia Art Archive will convene a reading group, discussion series, and written responses to the books. The first session will be held at AAA, where participants will be engaged in intimate conversations to encourage the exchange of their thoughts and interests stemming from the texts. A number of AAA guided and self-organised field trips will follow in the coming months to enhance the participants' mind-body experience.

All registered participants are encouraged to read the books they find of interest and to make notes on their thoughts, quotes or excerpts prior to sharing these at the programme. All of the books are available on site at the "New Arrivals" section in AAA Library. Additional readings for subsequent sessions will be made available to participants and upon request.
Session I: Asia Art Archive
Date: 21 May 2016
Time: 2–4pm
Language: English and Chinese
Location: A Space, 10/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

Light refreshments will be served.

Session II: Mapopo Community Farm
Date: 19 Jun 2016
Time: 2–4pm: Satoyama Taiwan screening; 4-6pm: Guided tour (English)
Language: English and Chinese
Location: Mapopo Community Farm, Ma Sik Road, Fanling

Session III: Mirrored Gardens
Date: 30 Jul 2016
Time: 2–4pm
Language: English and Chinese
Fee: Free (participants must cover their own transportation costs)
Location: Hualong Agriculture Grand View Garden, Panyu District, Guangzhou

Due to the programme's limited capacity, successful applicants will receive email confirmation.

Those who cannot attend are welcome to contribute written responses.

Registration and inquiries: registration@aaa.org.hk


Hu Fang and Zhang Wei write, curate, garden, and cultivate new species of art spaces as co-founders of Vitamin Creative Space. Launched in Guangzhou in 2014, the new project space Mirrored Gardens grows as an experimental site exploring the relationship between contemporary life and ancient Chinese philosophy.

15 Invitations for 15 Years is supported by the S. H. Ho Foundation Limited, the C. K. & Kay Ho Foundation, and The Hong Kong Arts Development Council. The programme is part of the ADC 20th Anniversary Celebration Series. Special thanks to Hani Charaf, Kemistry Design; and Spring Workshop.


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