This archive contains over 280 interviews with artists and art professionals from across Asia spanning nearly 30 years, presenting a set of art historical narratives constructed through oral histories and conversations. It is accompanied by ten volumes of interview transcripts, including John Clark’s research notes on the chronologies and bibliographies of individual artists. An in-depth interview with Clark is also included to further contextualise his research practice.
The material is largely structured geographically—divisions to enable coherent browsing that classify artists by the countries in which they live and work, and by those whose works and interests concern a particular region.
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For each of these collection items, we applied a description to facilitate ease in search and access. Every item has a title, access level, rights statement, description and the folder and path within the archive structure. This includes the URL to the webpage and URL to the items with online access. The metadata is predominantly in English, with some supplementary title and descriptive information in other languages.
This information has been exported from the database as Excel, XML, and JSON files.
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