Get to Know your Archive
Visit Asia Art Archive and join our exciting programmes during the Archive’s first annual Open Weekend. Themed ‘Between the Lines’, the two-day event aims to inspire new and non-traditional readings of material in AAA’s collection and expand the meaning of ‘reading’ itself.
Brunch & Preview | Teachers’ Toolkit
7 Jul 2012, 10am-12pm | Cantonese & English
Secondary school visual arts and liberal studies teachers are invited to view AAA as an alternative classroom. Responding to the regional lack of resource material for learning about and teaching contemporary art, AAA presents accessible programmes and learning resources derived from its collection.
For Kids & Parents:
Kids & Parents Programmes | The Art of Storytelling
7 Jul 2012 | Age 3-5 | English
7 Jul 2012 | Age 3-5 | Cantonese
8 Jul 2012 | Age 5-8 | English
10:30-11am: Artist (and mother) Clara Cheung
Kids and their parents are invited to join artists who will share creative ways to engage children through storytelling.
For Young Audiences:
Young Audience Evening | Text(s)Text(s)Text(s)
7 Jul 2012, 7-10pm | Dinner included
Experience the library activated at night with surprises of sound and light! Text messages dominate our communications, reflect our individual styles, and shape our reading habits. What happens at night when the materials in the Archive try desperately to communicate with each other? What are their secrets, their friendships, their love stories?
This programme is
For General Audiences:
Tours | Explore the Collection with Artists
Explore AAA’s collection in different artistic ways through the eyes of two artists.
Tour by artist Tang Kwok Hin | 7 Jul 2012
12:30pm; 4:30pm Cantonese | 2pm English
Tour by artist Samson Young | 8 Jul 2012
Meals and Conversations | Food for Thought
We are what we eat! Join artists and designers in casual conversation while sharing food they selected.
Rice Pudding | 7 Jul 2012, 5-6:30pm | Cantonese & English
Artist Nadim Abbas & Enoch Cheng, Programme Manager, Asia Art Archive
A Journey of Tea: From Tieguanyin to Pu'er | 8 July 2012, 3-4:
Documentary Photographer Simon Go & Lydia Ngai, Head Librarian, Asia Art Archive
Workshop | Behind the ‘Seen’
7 July 2012, 3-4pm | Cantonese & English
8 July 2012 , 3-4pm | Cantonese & English
Imagine the journey a piece of documentary material makes before finally appearing on the shelves of the Archive. This interactive workshop led by AAA staff reveals the research and archiving process at AAA, using as an
Screening Marathon | Visual Documents
Screen videos from the Archive’s collection selected by members of the art community.
Screening Schedules | 7 July | 8 July
AAA Library Assistant Gabrielle Chan, AAA Programme Manager Enoch Cheng, Artist Ho Sin Tung, Curator Jeff Leung, Gallerist and Musician Aenon Loo, Artist Kingsley Ng, Artist Pak Sheung Chuen, Writer Lawrence Pun, Artist Wilson Shieh
Exhibition | Hong Kong Art: 5460 days
As Hong Kong reaches the 15th anniversary of the Handover, AAA displays a range of material from its collection that responds to this important historical moment.
Exhibition | Artists-in-residence: MAP Office
As part of their residency, artist/architect duo Map Office is creating an atlas of real and imaginary places found in the Archive. The atlas will serve as
Workshop | Pick a Leaf
Create your own bag by selecting a page from a book in AAA’s collection, photocopying it, making comments on it, and printing it on a bag as a souvenir with the help of PageNEXT’s core team.
This programme is
7 July 2012, 12-1pm, 2:30-3:30pm, 4:30-5:30pm
8 July 2012, 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 4-5pm
AAA Open Weekend welcomes hundreds of visitors to enjoy free programmes. Due to limited capacity, some programmes require registration; please register at email@example.com or 2815 1112 by 5 July. All registered participants will receive
Walk-ins may be accepted, subject to seat availability.
Saturday 7 July 2012, 10am-10pm
Sunday 8 July 2012, 10am-6pm
The library and all events will be closed when Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or a Black Rainstorm warning is in force.
Supported by: Milkxhake, Sift, Sino Art, YOU C1000
Media Partners: Little Steps, U Magazine