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AAA–Inlaks Art Grant 2020 Grantee | Avik Debdas

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Wed, 27 May 2020

Life Lessons #1: Pablo Helguera & Vidya Shivadas | Experimenting Within Institutions

Life Lessons | Talk

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Sat, 7 Mar 2020

Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020

Workshop

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Mon, 2 Mar 2020

Belinda Q. He | Pidouhui as Art History: Crowd, Cruelty, and Curatorial Justice

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Programme | Talk

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Fri–Sun, 17–19 Jan 2020

AAA at Booked 2020

Book Display

42 Research Collections

93769 Research and Library records

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'An Art Centre on the Peak' comes to being in Hangzhou

杭州將現‘山頂藝術中心’—白塔嶺藝術中心
TU Qianmei, 屠千嵋
21 Nov 2003
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Hong Kong Art Biennial 2003 and Fringe Programmes

香港藝術雙年展擴大規模 二十八合作伙伴三十多項活動
21 Nov 2003
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2001
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School Days: 'Going to the US Taught Me to be More Creative'

Alice KING, 董建平
6 Dec 2003
Art Projects International: Ten Years
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Art Projects International: Ten Years

2003
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Individual File: Zero HIGASHIDA

2003
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Individual File: KIM Inhyung

2003
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Individual File: NG Nick

2003

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Shortlist | Queer Art in Hong Kong

Recommended readings on queer art in Hong Kong

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The Aesthetic Project of Remaking “Yellow” Identity

Mimi Wong explores the slippery notion of an "Asian aesthetic," and the many ways it can manifest in East Asian and diasporic art

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A Performative State of Indefinite Duration

Bruce Quek reflects on contingency, institutional order co-existing with fractal weirdness, and the Independent Archive

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From Within the Fog

Trisha Low’s lyric ruminations on art writing, gestures of refusal, and the unresolvable desire for shared utopia amidst crisis and collapse

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Crying in the Gallery: On Grief and Empathetic Curating

Kaitlin Chan reflects on her experience curating an exhibition for the late Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun

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Off the Shelf | Somewhere, Someone Just Wanted to Let You Know

An exploration of AAA's collection of zines on the ongoing political movement in Hong Kong

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Yellow Skin, White Gold

Anne Anlin Cheng reconsiders Asiatic femininity, racialised embodiment, and the confusion between persons and things

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Shortlist | Transformative Territory: Performance Art and Gender in Post-New Order Indonesia

Recommended readings on the history of performance art in Indonesia, with a focus on the practices of female artists

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Is It Socially Engaged Art?: The Debate over “Art Projects” in Japan

Yeung Tin Shui traces alternatives to Eurocentric conceptions of art projects in Japan

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Women, Handicrafts, and Entrepreneurship in the Postcolonial World

Annemari de Silva addresses the gendered and postcolonial valuations of "art" and "craft" in Sri Lanka

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Setting the Stage: Korean Women Artists on Performance and Beauty

So-Rim Lee examines how two emerging feminist artists stage and politicise a hair salon and a cosmetics store

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Shortlist | The Defiant Fringed Pink: Feminist Art in Japan

Recommended readings that trace the development of feminism and feminist art in Japan from the 1990s to the present

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Crossing Borders: Art and Artists’ Writings Across Languages

On the challenges of researching art writing across multiple languages and translations in South Asia

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Line Form Colour Action

Chuong-Dai Vo uses Lee Wen’s notebooks to explore his work as performance and process

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Tomorrow Girls Troop: A Fourth-Wave Feminist Art Collective

Reflections on activism, gender equality, and visual representation in Japan from an emerging feminist art collective

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Shantiniketan: A World University

R. Siva Kumar in Conversation with Regina Bittner and Kathrin Rhomberg

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I Go South

Anthony Yung reflects on Cantonese art and the challenges of representation

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Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Performing the Protests

Recommended readings on artists engaging with activism in Hong Kong

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Ren Hang in the Global City

Nicholas Gamso considers Ren Hang’s engagement with urban space and queer body politics

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Propositions for an Archive of Performance Art in India

Sabih Ahmed in conversation with Samudra Kajal Saikia

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Off the Shelf | Zubeida Agha with President Ayub Khan

A look at a revealing photo from the Zubeida Agha Archive

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Motherhood, Motherland: Photography, Representation, and Agency of the Filipina Overseas Worker

Alice Sarmiento asks whether exhibitions and artist-led initiatives can change how we connect space, citizenship, and acts of caregiving

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Updates to AAA's Website

An overview of some key updates to Asia Art Archive's website

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Part-time Pedagogies: Introducing Three Places for Emancipatory Learning

Through annotated illustrations, Michael Leung reflects on the potential for emancipatory learning in Hong Kong

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Conversations

On Public Mindedness: In Conversation with Vasif Kortun

Being public is not a given, it has to be earned. Vasif Kortun and Özge Ersoy discuss art institutions, publics, and institutional alliances

Shortlist | Women in the Visual Arts in India and South Asia: Some Partial Maps
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Shortlist | Women in the Visual Arts in India and South Asia: Some Partial Maps

Recommended readings on women in the visual arts in India and South Asia

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Shortlist | The Semi-Autonomous Zine: Charting Margins and Peripheries in Independent Publishing

Recommended readings on zine and independent publishing cultures in East and South East Asia

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Writing and Weaving: Engendering Documents in History

Li Xiaojiang reflects on her work at the Women’s Culture Museum in Shaanxi, and the need for new ways of centring women’s cultural legacies

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Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | Trace Retrace: Paintings, Nilima Sheikh

A review of an artist monograph that explores Nilima Sheikh’s artworks as alternative forms of storytelling and narration

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Building Asia Art Archive, Part 3

How does AAA make decisions about what it collects? Jane DeBevoise and Anthony Yung discuss AAA’s China projects in relation to this query

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Accumulated Grace: Nilima Sheikh on the Dunhuang Caves

Nilima Sheikh discusses histories of the Dunhuang Caves and their influence on her work

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“Earth Drives Earth Along”: In Conversation with Nilima Sheikh

Nilima Sheikh discusses the histories and materiality of four natural pigments from her studio space in Baroda

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Gendering Her Art: The Category of “Woman” in the Art History of Hong Kong

Christina Yuen Zi Chung looks at gender-themed art exhibitions and their relation to feminist discourse in Hong Kong

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Shortlist | Women Artists in Mainland China

Recommended readings on women artists practising after the end of the Cultural Revolution

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Registers of Text

How the Philippine Art Supplement plays a crucial part in shaping the narrative of 1980s art history

The Free Tribe: 10 Women Visual Artists in Hong Kong
Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | (In)Visibly Yours

Phoebe Wong selects five books on women artists in Hong Kong

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Phoebe Wong in Conversation with Ozge Ersoy

On artworks, museums, rivers, and distributed ownership

Image: A hangout after Bruno Isaković’s performance “Denuded” on 19 November 2014, in front of Green Papaya Art Projects in Quezon City.
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Green Papaya Art Projects: Why Artist-Run Spaces

Norberto Roldan's speech at Asia Society’s 2017 Arts & Museum Summit in Manila

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Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | Country Paper — Pakistan

A look at Salima Hashmi's writing on women artists in Pakistan

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Seasonal Changes: Celebrating Spring Workshop

A look at some of the programmes and publications the Hong Kong cultural non-profit produced over six years

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The Ground Beneath My Feet: In Conversation with Nikhil Chopra and Romain Loustau

Sabih Ahmed and HH Art Spaces discuss live art, the body, and approaching curating as artists

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Building Asia Art Archive, Part 2

AAA Researchers Sabih Ahmed and Sneha Ragavan discuss their work on histories, contemporary art, and the South Asia region

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | New Systems

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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Conversations

Boris Groys in Conversation with Johnson Chang

On archives as “museums minus the aesthetic experience,” the return of God as a spectator, and the totalitarianism of music

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | International Exposure

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Experimental Exhibitions

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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Reading Recommendations | Seeing Things, Being There

A list of primary and secondary materials and books related to the Asia Art Archive exhibition

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Alternative Publishing

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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Off the Shelf | Periodicals, Avant-Garde Movements, and Transnational Dialogue

Di Liu presents five periodicals that cultivate transnational dialogue and exchange in Asia and beyond

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Urban Experiments

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Life in the Aftermath

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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The Ground Underneath: On Ho Tzu Nyen's The Nameless

Võ Hồng Chương-Đài examines how Ho's video installation acts as a non sequitur to colonialist and nationalist historiographies

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AAA Collection at the Guggenheim | Avant-Garde Movements

Items from AAA on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

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Conversations

Nonny de la Peña in Conversation with Lin Yilin

The artists discuss virtual reality, art, performance, and empathy

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Off the Shelf | Contact Sheet of Photographs of a Re-visit to the Venice Biennale (1 of 2), July 1993

A look at documentation found in the Ha Bik Chuen Archive

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Periodicals, American Interventions, and Art in Asia During the Cold War

On Ho Tzu Nyen's research in relation to items in the Ha Bik Chuen Archive

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Conversations

Digital Shadows: An Interview with Tyler Coburn

The New York-based artist discusses his work with the Ha Bik Chuen Archive

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Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | The Alterations and Extensions of 14 Sanyu Rd, Guangzhou (Exhibition View)

A look at documentation of No Room, a 1994 exhibition by the Big Tail Elephant Group

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Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | Paint a Bird

A look at a monograph featuring the paintings of Ye Yongqing

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Off the Shelf | A Teenage Miscellany

A look at a zine by the Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh that focuses on the year 1984

Montien Boonma, The Pleasure of Being, Crying, Dying and Eating, 1993/2015.
Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | Artists Doing Pot: Ceramics and the Contemporary in East Asia

Alexandra Seno presents five artists who have embraced ceramic traditions as part of their art practice

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Conversations

Building Asia Art Archive

A brief history of the non-profit organisation as told through priority areas of research and programming interest

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Off the Shelf | Photograph of Geeta Kapur, Meera Mukherjee, and Gogi Saroj Pal

A look at an image taken at the Kasauli Art Centre Artist Workshop in 1978

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Off the Shelf | Being Minorities — Contemporary Asian Art

Ha Bik Chuen's documentation of the 1997 Hong Kong exhibition curated by Oscar Ho

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On Periodicals, Exhibition Materials, Personal Archives, and Approaching Issues from Multiple Angles

Peggy Wang discusses her process and the materials that inform her scholarship

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Conversations

Ho Tzu Nyen on The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia

The Singaporean artist discusses tigers, ghosts, algorithms, and life after celluloid film

Image: Duan Jianyu, <i>Artistic Chicken</i>, 2003.
Collection Spotlight

Picks from the AAA Collection | Canton Express

A collaboration with M+

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Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | Letter from Rasheed Araeen to Joanna Drew, 26 January 1986

A look at an important request regarding the seminal exhibition The Other Story

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Back to the Future: Contemporary Art and the Hong Kong Handover

What two Hong Kong exhibitions reveal about the handover, identity, and contemporary art

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Off the Shelf | What Handwritten Letters Reveal to the Contemporary Reader

Claire Hsu invites graphologist Emily Hui to analyse five pieces of correspondence from the collection

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Welcome to AAA's New Website

Asia Art Archive's revamped digital platform focuses on increased access, openness, and user-friendly functions

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On Ha Bik Chuen: Collection and Collage

Leo Li Chen explores how Ha Bik Chuen’s collection opens up new ways to understand Hong Kong art history

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Notes on the "Vernacular" Milieus of Art Writing

Sneha Ragavan questions the dominance of English in India’s art historiography and criticism

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Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Vancouver

A collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery

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a short history of the art book bag (and the things that go in them)

Ingrid Chu explores the international phenomenon of the "art book bag"

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Framing Spatial Stories: Life Beyond the Plan, Survey, and Grid

Solomon Benjamin and Wing Shing Tang's artistic explorations of Hong Kong for 15 Invitations

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The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away

A collaboration with Guangdong Times Museum

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Toko Pura-Pura (Quasi-shop)

A Jakarta-based artist collective creates a transactional space where knowledge and ideas are exchanged through collaborations

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Six Windows

Sarah Howe considers how artists across different countries and cultures explore similar subject matters

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Operation PRD Big Tail Elephants: One Hour, No Room, Five Shows

A collaboration with Guangdong Times Museum

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Samson Young's AAAFM 993

The Hong Kong-based artist creates a roving sound station

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Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi

Suha Traboulsi's "sculptural spaces" and reproductions of canonical modern paintings by Arab artists

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Untitled (for redundant books)

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

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An Invitation to Trespass | A Response to "The Time is Out of Joint"

A collective inquiry into how art as a form of knowledge can be meaningfully shared and mediated

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Udlot-udlot

Inti Guerrero's archival research on the Filipino experimental musician and composer José Maceda

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Practicing Friendship: Respecting Time as a Curator

Zoe Butt considers the significance of friendships for artistic languages and forms

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17 Lost Art Exhibitions

Jack Persekian documents a global pattern of loss for Palestinian art

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44 Tonnes

Clare Butcher on reconstructing the histories of the dehistoricised

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AAA's Collection: Exhibition Catalogues and Monographs

Visualisations of data about AAA's Collection

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ArtBubbles: Field Notes Edition

Petko Dourmana's smart phone app reveals the art world's Eurocentric bent

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Elision, Excess, Parody, Disavowal: Justine Frank in the Museum

Roee Rosen discusses the challenge of allowing fiction to overwhelm through its excess

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In Defence of the Art Mall

Seth Denizen explores the art in art malls and competing claims to public spaces

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Notes from the Field: Navigating the Afterlife of The Other Story

Rasheed Araeen's critical challenge to art historical narratives through art curation

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Privatising Public Space: Times Square Incidents in Hong Kong

A timeline of events

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Publics, Histories, Value: The Changing Stakes of Exhibitions

Note from the Editors

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Resemble Reassemble

Rashid Rana complicates the curatorial framing of exhibitions

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Sites of Construction and Political Dissent: Central Asia Pavilions in Venice 2005–2013

Georgy Mamedov provides a critical overview of the politico-economical context of Central Asian art history

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The Armory Show Focus Group

An installation that plays with the relationship between market forces and artistic production

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The Problems of Digital Utopia: Young Hae-Chang Heavy Industries on the Web

Ahyoung Yoo discusses the playful masking and unmasking of potential digital utopias

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The Unsettled Pleasures of Viewing: Exhibition as a Meeting Point Between Our Bodies and Artwork

Biljana Ciric discusses images as intimate, fragmented readings of exhibition experiences

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Art Writing and Its Circulation: Three Moments in Hong Kong

Michelle Wong looks at three instances of art writing and their relationship with Hong Kong

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A Parallel Narrative

Francisco Camacho investigates the similarities between Chinese and South American "antiquity"

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A Short Story of Bagyi Aung Soe in Five Images

Yin Ker discusses the transformation of desire through meditation on desire

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After the Plague

Phoebe Wong considers an exhibition's haunting imagery after the traumas of SARS and Leslie Cheung's suicide

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Atlas of Asia Art Archive

Map Office explores how Asia is a point of arrival and departure

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Contemporary Asian Art at the Guggenheim

Three approaches to framing contemporary art outside a Eurocentric framework

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Days of Cannibalism

Teboho Edkins's research photographs for his film project Days of Cannibalism, which takes place between Guangzhou and Lesotho

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Mapping Asia

Note from the Editors

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Mapping Asia: Notes and Clippings

Images and notes from the editors of Field Notes

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River of Smoke (an excerpt)

An excerpt from Amitav Ghosh's The Ibis Trilogy

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Spatializing the Contemporary, Philippine-Style

Oscar Campomanes provides a conceptual and cultural critique of The Philippine Contemporary exhibition

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The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia: W for Weretiger

Ho Tzu Nyen creates a “dictionary” with narratives of shape-shifting and amorphous characters, ideas, and genres

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Conversations

A Conversation Between Chen Kuan-hsing and Rasheed Araeen

On art, history, institutions, and decolonisation struggles

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Salon Natasha Archive Overview

Nora Taylor reflects on the history of the Vietnamese independent art space, which was active from 1990 to 2005

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Collection Spotlight

Picks from the AAA Collection | Unpacking Global

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Archive as Method

Note from the Editors

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Hans Van Dijk Archive

On Van Dijk's conception of contemporary art and the art and artists he promoted

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Micropolitics of the Archive | Part I: Southern Conceptualisms Network and the Political Possibilities of Microhistories

An intervention into different possibilities for history, the archive, and the transmission of knowledge

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Micropolitics of the Archive | Part II: Southern Conceptualisms Network, a Brief Chronology

An intervention into different possibilities for history, the archive, and the transmission of knowledge

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Essays

On the Practice of the Oral History Archives of Japanese Art | Part I: Toward Oral Histories of Art in Asia

A series on Japanese artists and alternatives to Eurocentric systems of art

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On the Practice of the Oral History Archives of Japanese Art | Part II: Introduction to Two Interview Excerpts

A series on Japanese artists and alternatives to Eurocentric systems of art

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Conversations

On the Practice of the Oral History Archives of Japanese Art | Part III: Interview with Kunie Sugiura

Kunie Sugiura talks about quitting physics in Japan and taking up photography in Chicago

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Conversations

On the Practice of the Oral History Archives of Japanese Art | Part IV: Interview with Ishiuchi Miyako

Ishiuchi Miyako discusses Yokosuka Story, her love of the darkroom, and her artistic process

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Conversations

On the Van Abbemuseum Archive

A conversation on the aims, roles, and possibilities of the Van Abbemuseum Archive

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Essays

Entangled Temporality in Art Practice: Contemporary Revisiting of the "Golden" Age

Parul Dave-Mukherji discusses the past as lost golden age or melancholic condition that has uncanny affinity with the present

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Conversations

Interview with James Chu

The artist discusses Macau, his work for the recent Venice Biennale, and how he became an artist

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Photologue | Spring’s Wave and Sound

Images of art events across genres in South Korea

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"Inexistent Time" and "Waiting for a Friend"

Pak Sheung Chuen provides two aphoristic meditations

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An Expanded Questionnaire on the Contemporary: Part I

AAA expands upon Hal Foster’s 2009 questionnaire on "the contemporary"

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An Expanded Questionnaire on the Contemporary: Part II

AAA expands upon Hal Foster’s 2009 questionnaire on "the contemporary"

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An Expanded Questionnaire on the Contemporary: Part III

AAA expands upon Hal Foster’s 2009 questionnaire on "the contemporary"

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An Expanded Questionnaire on the Contemporary: Part IV

AAA expands upon Hal Foster’s 2009 questionnaire on "the contemporary"

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Conversations

Has the Moment of the Contemporary Come and Gone?

A discussion at Speakers' Forum, India Art Fair 2012 in Delhi

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Interview with Loo Zihan

The Singapore-based artist discusses Josef Ng's infamous performance Brother Cane, which he reenacted in Chicago

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Ivan Peries: The Predicament of the Bourgeois Artist in the Societies of the Third World

Senake Bandaranayake provides a socio-historical analysis of the work of Ivan Peries

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Learning from History: The Discourse of (L)imitation in 1960s Japan

Reiko Tomii offers a historical study on 1960s Japan as a paradigmatic site of world art history

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Notes

Photologue | Physicality of the Visual Image

Images of the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Vision

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The And: An Expanded Questionnaire on the Contemporary

Note from the Editors

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Conversations

Interview with Kao Chung-li

The Taiwanese artist discusses power, pop culture, his passion for film, and how he deals with history in his work

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Essays

Mekong Spring: Cambodian Photography in the Last Decade

A historical reassessment of photography's development in Cambodia

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Photologue | Passage Through India

Images of a trip to India during the India Art Fair

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Conversations

Interview with Chu Hing Wah

The artist discusses his intuitive entrance into contemporary art, the evolution of his work, and his recent Lunar New Year project for M+

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Essays

Memory and Cultural Sustainability in Contemporary Tibetan Art

Tibetan artists in relation to ethnicity, religion, and as politicised subjects in post-Cultural Revolution China

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Photologue | Thinking of the City

Images of exhibitions in Seoul around the theme of "the city"

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Conversations

Interview with Fang Lu

The artist reveals her interest in food as an artistic medium and discusses the reality of being a female artist in China today

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Photologue | Drawing Lines: Shadows along the Equator

Images of Biennale Jogja XI

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Essays

Resisting Commoditisation of the Art Object

Song Misook looks at Korean contemporary artists and their strategies for dismantling and transforming existing systems

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Collection Spotlight

The Chabet Archive | Covering Fifty Years of the Artist’s Materials

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Essays

Free Art vs. Public Law | Tattoos on Shared Social Skin: The Art and Laws of Street Murals and Graffiti

Kao Chien Hui looks at street art in Chinese communities and its uneasy relationship with graffiti laws

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Conversations

Interview with Desire Machine Collective

The artist collective examines their interest in negotiating power relations and elaborates on the two experimental art initiatives they founded in Guwahati, India

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Photologue | The New Generation of Manila’s Artist-Run Spaces

Images of the newest artist-run spaces in Manila

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Research Log | Twist and Turns in Gunsan

Insight into how artists from other regions see the city of Gunsan

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A Horse for the Arts: Looking Back at the Future

Art's task is to reveal the present more critically, clearly, and with wonder

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Off the Shelf | A Seminar on Post-1945 Japanese Art

Reiko Tomii situates 1960s Japanese art in the broader history of modern and contemporary art

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Photologue | Mediation and Meditation in Asia, the 3rd Asian Art Biennial

Images of the 3rd Asian Art Biennial

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Conversations

Interview with Lee Kit

Chantal Wong speaks with the artist about his anxiety, artistic inspiration, and obsession with personal hygiene products

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Collection Spotlight

Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990

In 2006, AAA began locating, collecting, and preserving a large body of important material from the 1980s, a period in China's art history that was in danger of being lost.

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Conversations

Interview with Manuel Ocampo

The Filipino artist shares how his practice has changed since he started painting, his return to Manila, and the gallery and art school he has started there

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Collection Spotlight

Off the Shelf | The Reality of Utterance in Korean Contemporary Art

Sunghee Lee traces the trajectory of Korean contemporary art in the 1980s–1990s

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Photologue | Shanghai Highlights

Images of exhibition openings during the SH Contemporary in Shanghai

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Photologue | Time for Introspection

Images of self-reflexive exhibitions that question the place of art institutes in the contemporary era

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Stepping Over the Fence

Suspending pre-conceptions about art for spaces of commonality

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Conversations

Interview with Arin Rungjang

The Thai artist reveals the role collaboration plays in his work and discusses his interest in everyday objects and exchanges

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Photologue | The Chance to Recover Our Humanity

Images of the Yokohama Triennale 2011

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Research Log | Turbulence in Cultural Affairs

Taipei Fine Arts Museum in turmoil

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What Can We Do? Action/Reaction in Japan

Yukie Kamiya on the possibilities of creating art in times of crisis

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Art as Voice: Political Art in Southeast Asia at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Art as an important sociopolitical voice on inequality, corruption, the environment, and authoritarianism

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Conversations

Interview with Phuong Linh Nguyen

The Vietnamese artist talks about salt workers, her shift away from provocative imagery, and her work with Nhasan Studio in Hanoi

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Photologue | Hong Kong Heat Wave

Images of Hong Kong's art scene in the summer

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Conversations

Interview with Tintin Wulia

The Indonesian artist discusses global citizenship, the prevalence of maps in her work, and the secret that haunts her family

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Photologue | Nations in Venice

Images of the 54th Venice Biennale

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Tracing (Un)certain Legacies: Conceptualism in Singapore and the Philippines

Isabel Ching complicates art historical narratives on conceptualism as a historiographic category

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Conversations

Interview with Roslisham Ismail (a.k.a. Ise)

The Malaysian artist discusses his collaboration with six Singaporean families and the socioeconomic problems stemming from Malaysia's New Economic Policy

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Photologue | High Season in the PRD Region

Images of a busy month in the art world of the Pearl River Delta

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Interview with Duan Yingmei

Duan Yingmei discusses influences on her performance artwork, her interest in fairy tales, and her experiences studying with Marina Abramovic

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Photologue | Probing the New: Open Edit and More in Ho Chi Minh City

Images of a trip to Ho Chi Minh City during AAA's Open Edit: Mobile Library

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Photologue | Reinterpreting Museum Collections in Korea

Images of exhibitions that offer interpretations of the history of Korean contemporary art

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An Archive Remembered

Parvez Kabir reflects on some defining moments that shaped the Image Archive of MS University of Baroda

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Conversations

Interview with Huma Mulji

The Pakistani artist discusses taxidermy, art schools in Pakistan, and the outside world’s perception of art from her country

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Off the Shelf | On Censorship

The AAA team considers past cases of censorship in a region where freedom of artistic expression is in many cases impossible

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Photologue | Guests at Open House

Images of the Singapore Biennale 2011

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Conversations

Interview with Kyungwon Moon

The Korean artist examines her interest in the historical memory of space and her reasons for using media in her artwork

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Off the Shelf | Researching Hospitality and Peace at AAA: The Perpetual Peace Project

Melissa Lam and Aaron Levy explore the meaning of peace as part of the Perpetual Peace Project

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Photologue | Tokyo Art Scene’s Busiest February Ever?

Images of an unusually bustling February in Tokyo

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Viewed from a Train: Glimpses of the Artist as Hong Kong Citizen

Valerie C. Doran looks at an arts festival held in a Hong Kong village slated for demolition, and how artists respond to social issues in alternative ways

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Research Log | On the Precipice of Events

Interrogating the limits of an artistic "event"

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Between Tragedy and Farce: Short Takes on the Performance Archive

Ontological and epistemological questions surrounding representational technologies in relation to performance archiving

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Conversations

Interview with Phoebe Hui

The Hong Kong artist discusses the evolution of her work, as well as her practice in relation to audience, literature, and sound

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Conversations

Interview with Choy Ka Fai

The Singaporean artist reveals the evolution of his practice, his interest in insignificant histories, and his use of new media technology

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Photologue | The Festive Pearl River Delta

Images of a December in the Pearl River Delta's art scene

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Towards a Discursive Polylogue of Chinese and Western Contemporary Art Theory

Paul Gladston examines critical discourses associated with the concept of contemporaneity

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How To Change The World Without Really Trying: Reflections On Performance Art Today

Lee Wen considers whether performance art has lost its edge in resistance to mainstream culture

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Conversations

Interview with Alice Kok

The Macanese artist discusses her projects exploring language, family, and meditation

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Photologue | From Shanghai to Nanjing: Two International Biennales and the In-Betweens

Images of the Shanghai and Nanjing Biennales

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Conversations

Interview with Wu Mali

The Taiwanese artist talks about her work, her collaborations with communities, and the art scene in Taiwan  

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Off the Shelf | Readings from Elsewhere

Ringo Bunoan highlights three female artists who came to prominence in the 1970s–1980s

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Research Log | The Curatorial Imperative

The buzzword of the season in India is “curating”

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Theertha: A Journey by a Collective of Restless Artists

Anoli Perera examines how artists-led initiative Theertha responds to sociopolitical circumstances and the art ecology in Sri Lanka

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Art into Action: Performance Art Festivals in Asia

Examining the public value and communal utility of art in relation to performance art in Asia

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Interview with Aiko Miyanaga

The Japanese artist discusses the sense of time and change in her work, her use of unconventional materials, and her future plans

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Off the Shelf | Being and Event: The Archive and Exhibitions

Carolyn Cartier spotlights exhibition catalogues for one-time exhibitions and biennales

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Photologue | A Biennial about Biennials: The 2010 Taipei Biennial

Images of the 7th Taipei Biennial

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Photologue | The Images of 10,000 Lives: The 8th Gwangju Biennale

Images from the 8th Gwangju Biennale

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Conversations

Interview with Pisithpong Siraphisut

The artist discusses his work, the Thai art education system, and the innovative ComPeung Village of Creativity

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Photologue | A Breath of Fresh Air for International Art Exhibitions in Japan: The Aichi Triennale

Images of the inaugural Aichi Triennale

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Re-Orienting Taiwan: The China Factor in Contemporary Art from Taiwan

Sophie McIntyre explores the implications of Taiwan's closer relationship with China upon the visual arts field

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Research Log | Logic Behind The Chaos: A Glimpse into Performance Art in Indonesia

Observations on the divisions within the Indonesian contemporary art scene

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Conversations

Interview with Gary-Ross Pastrana

The Filipino artist talks about deconstruction, his use of media unfamiliar to audiences, and his day job

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Off the Shelf | The Books Of "All You Can Eat" Ideas and Knowledge

Hitomi Hasegawa shares her excitement about anthologies on contemporary art and society

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Essays

Predicaments and Promises: Reflections on Art Writing in Malaysia and Singapore

Kelvin Chuah argues that new, transdisciplinary efforts are needed to analyse modern art in Malaysia and Singapore

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Research Log | The Importance of Continuous Discussion

Rethinking the form of biennials and triennials after a recent trip to the Setouchi International Art Festival

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Asian Canadian Art Matters

Alice Ming Wai Jim explores why Asian Canadian art matters now

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Conversations

Interview with Reza "Asung" Afisina

The Indonesian artist discusses pain, the body, performance art, and the art scene in Indonesia

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Off the Shelf | Forwards from The Children of Chikuho to Teresa Teng

John Batten spends a day browsing AAA's Collection

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Research Log | A Cloud Over Baguio

Memories of the Baguio Art Festivals in the 1990s

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Cultural Exchange and Civil Society in Asia: A Perspective From India

Rustom Bharucha is an independent writer, director, and cultural critic based in Kolkata, India

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Interview with Jean Shin

The Korean American artist discusses her experiences working with everyday items collected from communities and the challenges of carrying out long-term projects

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Photologue | Art That Depends Upon The Beauty of Distance

Images of the 17th Biennale of Sydney

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Photologue | Shanghai Today

A look at exhibitions in Shanghai during Expo 2010

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Travelogue | Art in a Fragile State

A short trip to Colombo, Sri Lanka

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A Virtuoso with Multiple Faces

Jay Koh and Chu Yuan of IFIMA

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Interview with Chaw Ei Thein

The Burmese artist discusses art activism, performance art, a career spent living under a military junta, and the challenges of being an artist in exile

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Research Log | New Forms of Sponsorship

The effects of government support on Taiwan's contemporary art scene

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Interview with Cheng Yee-man and Clara Cheung of C&G Artpartment

A conversation with the founders of the art collective and alternative art space C&G Artpartment

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Off the Shelf | Archive, or Never

Phoebe Wong explores materials related to archive-themed exhibitions, and artists informed by archives and archiving

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The Sustainability of Ideas

Ade Darmawan is an Indonesian artist and Director of the ruangrupa artists’ initiative

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Interview with Nguyen Huy An

The Vietnamese artist discusses his practice, found objects, and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

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Off the Shelf | Space of Flows

Pamela Kember highlights four books on a group of transnational artists originally from Hong Kong

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Research Log | Green Papaya Art Project: Plan B

One of the last surviving alternative artist-run spaces in Manila has gone through several moves and upheavals

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Un-invested Investments: Critical Writing and Publishing in Mainland China

Keith Wallace asks where critical writing will make its impact within the Chinese publishing world

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Conversations

Interview with Bani Abidi

The Pakistani artist discusses the development of contemporary Pakistani art, her work, and her personal experience of Pakistan and India

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Off the Shelf | Vacation Reading

Lee Weng Choy selects titles from the collection to read for pleasure

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Photologue | Visiting the Neighbours

Images of a trip to Guangzhou and Shenzhen

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The Chimera of a Greater China: Analyzing the 2009 Fall Art Fair Season in Mainland China And Taiwan

James Donald examines the anxieties, thrills, and unpredictability of the Asian art market

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Conversations

Interview with Bose Krishnamachari

The Indian artist speaks about his work, travel experiences, and Mumbai

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Off the Shelf | For Lack of a Live Audience: Researching Asian Performance Art at AAA

Nora Taylor highlights performance materials in the collection

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Photologue | Perennial From the Not-So-Far South

Images of the 6th Asia-Pacific Triennial

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Essays

Speakeasy

Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez searches for ways to speak about art more frequently and earnestly

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Beyond Recurring Traumas and a New Scar: Notes on the Impoverished Public Art Infrastructure in Korea

Kim Heejin calls for renewed attention to the importance of good infrastructure and art institutions in Korea

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Interview with Chen Jin

The Co-Founder and Chief Curator of Open International Performance Art Festival shares his views on the past, present, and future of Chinese performance art in China

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Photologue | Second Time Around, 2009 Asian Art Biennial

Images from the 2009 Asian Art Biennial

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Research Log | Showing Art in India

A hive of activity in Bombay's local art scene

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Conversations

Interview with Moe Satt

The Burmese performance artist discusses his background, performance art in Myanmar, his generation of artists, and Beyond Pressure, the performance platform he initiated

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Photologue | Seoul: Defense Security Command (DSC)

Images of the grand opening of the former military space as a new art venue

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The Politics of Play in Malaysian Art

Eva McGovern is an independent curator, art critic, and lecturer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Admittance Anxiety

Adele Tan teaches and writes on art and art history, in particular contemporary art and performance in China and Singapore

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Interview with Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

The Thai artist discusses her latest series, her views on female artists, and the use of the corpse in her work

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Photologue | Bangkok Updates

Images of artists, artworks, and a symposium

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Photologue | In Quest of New Parallelism in Contemporary Asian Art

Images of the 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale

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Photologue | Seven Days in the Art World of Shanghai

A trip exploring the Chinese contemporary art world through young artist collectives

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Conversations

Interview with Chang Yoong Chia

The Malaysian artist discusses his works, including the series Flora & Fauna and Quilt of the Dead, and his experience participating in residency programmes

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Photologue | An Extravagant Art Fair

Images of the India Art Summit

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Photologue | Rejuvenating Rural Japan with Contemporary Art

Images from the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2009

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Essays

Reading Through the Lense of the Political: Contemporary Art in Pakistan

Naiza is a visual artist and researcher based in Karachi

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Conversations

Interview with Tsui Kuang-yu

The Taiwanese artist talks about satire, daily life, and his upcoming trip to Antarctica

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Photologue | Home Today, Saigon Tomorrow

Images from three days of a research trip to Ho Chi Minh City

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Regional Formation and the Postcolonial Question: Contemporary Art in Hong Kong and the PRD

Carolyn Cartier, Professor of Human Geography and China Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney

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Interview with Tsang Kin-wah

The Hong Kong artist discusses his background, artistic practice, and his latest work

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News from Islands

Aaron Seeto, Director of Gallery 4A in Sydney

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Photologue | A Research Trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A five-day trip to galleries, alternative spaces, and artist-in-residencies

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Photologue | The World Meets at "Making Worlds"

Images from the 53rd Venice Biennale

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Research Log | Observations on the Korean Art Scene in 2008

The Korean art scene's hectic and eventful 2008

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Beyond the Collection Display

Reiko Tomii is a New York-based independent scholar and curator who investigates post 1945 Japanese art in global and local contexts

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Interview with Sasa[44]

The Korean artist discusses his diverse background and his ideas about documenting a new history

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Photologue | May Mania

Images of an action-packed month in Hong Kong

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Photologue | Touring the South: In Search of Alternatives

A trip in search of art outside the gallery and museum spaces

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Research Log | If He Dies, We Lose the Document

Phoebe Wong on the documentary Rithy Panh's S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

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Interview with Donna Ong

The Singaporean artist speaks about her works and artistic practice, her country, and her diverse background

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Research Log | Observing Contemporary Chinese Art Through Writings

Fiona He shares observations on the contemporary art scene in China

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The Necessary Instability of Hybrid Cultures

Davide Quadrio argues that art needs to be empowered by people who genuinely desire communities of ideas and innovation

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Curatorial Connections, Southeast Asia: Three Panels, Two Books

June Yap is an independent curator based in Singapore

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Interview with Sopheap Pich

Erin Gleeson speaks with the Cambodian artist about sculpture, his daily routine, and the Khmer Rouge

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Photologue | 2008 Taipei Arts Awards

An important competition for young artists and students

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Farm-to-Market Roads

Patrick D. Flores is Professor of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines

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Interview with Tomoko Yoneda

The artist speaks about her photography, her view of history, and the stories behind her work

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Photologue | A First Glimpse into 2009

Images of exhibitions held during uncertain and politically sensitive times

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Photologue | Arena Livens Up in Jakarta

Images of Jakarta Biennale 2009

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At the Cross Roads: Looking Back Forward Looking

Charles Merewether is an art historian and curator

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Interview with Poklong Anading

The Filipino artist discusses the art scene and creative community in Manila, and his experiences at various alternative art spaces in the region

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Photologue | A Chance to Be Poetic

Thai artists seeking respite from a dysfunctional political and social landscape

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Photologue | Studios Open House

Images of Hong Kong art studios and clusters

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Interview with Varsha Nair

The Thailand-based artist discusses her mixed background, her views on female artists, the art scene, and recent turmoils in Thailand and India

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Photologue | Largest Exhibition on Contemporary Indian Art in Japan

Images of "BRIC" contemporary art in Japan

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Photologue | Pasong Tamo: The New Artwalk

Images of a burgeoning destination for contemporary Philippine art

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Thinking Backwards: Notes on Art Tamed and Contained (in both Senses of the Term)

Yeung Yang reflects on the complications of "public art"

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Critical Horizons: On Art Criticism in China

Pauline J. Yao is a curator and scholar based in Beijing and San Francisco and co-founder of Arrow Factory

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Interview with Cao Fei

The Chinese artist discusses her Second Life project, her view on the virtual world, and her generation

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Research Log | Contextualizing and Contesting Current Conversations in South Asian Art

On the dynamism of the Pakistani art scene

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Research Log | More than Parties, More than Drinks

A visit to the Macau Museum of Art for Inward Gazes 2008

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Home, Again: Notes on Contemporary Vietnamese Art

Việt Lê is an artist, creative writer, and independent curator

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Interview with Amy Cheung

AAA's Phoebe Wong and Janet Chan speak to Hong Kong artist Amy Cheung

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Photologue | Now Jump, NJP Festival, Nam June Paik Art Center

Images of Nam June Paik Art Center’s inaugural biennial exhibition

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Research Log | Plugging-in into Shanghai’s Urbanized Landscape

Fiona He spends four days exploring openings and events at the Shanghai eArts Festival

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Interview with Jompet

The Indonesian artist discusses his home of Yogyakarta, his Yokohama Triennial work, and the idea of 'Javanese Syncretism'

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Photologue | A Possible World: Taipei Biennale

Images from the 2008 Taipei Biennale

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Photologue | China Whirlwind

Images of a week-long trip to China during biennial season

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Photologue | In Search of Time Crevasse in Yokohama, 12–17 Sep 2008

Images of the first week of Yokohama Triennale 2008

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Photologue | Two Biennials in Korea

Images of the Gwangju and Busan Biennales

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Photologue | Wander and Wonder: Singapore Biennale

Images of the Singapore Biennale

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Reflecting on International Biennials and Triennials in Asia

Meiqin Wang is an assistant professor of Asian art history at California State University, Northridge

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Research Log | Contemporary Art Fair and Art Museum Openings in India

Nabodita Sarkar documents two indelible events for art lovers in India

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Interview with Alwin Reamillo

The West Australian-based Filipino artist discusses his collaborative works and social sculptures, his peripatetic life, and his philosophical journeys

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Photologue | Seoul, Jul 2008

Images of two exhibition openings run by Arts Council Korea

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Re-imagi(ni)ng the Buddha: The Multiplicity of Authenticities in Contemporary Tibetan Art

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Assistant Professor of Tibetan Cultural History at the University of Alabama

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Research Log | Documenting Indonesia

On the significance of the Indonesia Visual Art Archive for Indonesian contemporary art

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My China Now

Karen Smith looks at at project designed to foster awareness of Chinese culture within China and abroad

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Photologue | A Change of the Guard

Manila's museums make space for contemporary art

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Photologue | A Slice of Contemporary Art in This Summer, Jul 2008

Images of three exhibitions in Taipei

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Photologue | Emerging Talents: Mumbai, May–Jun 2008

Images of new faces of Indian contemporary art

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Research Log | The Advantages of Being Away

Wen Yau reflects on the "freedom" of Macau's burgeoning art scene

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Research Log | Northern Lights

A survey trip to Chiang Mai and Lamphun

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Interview with Wong Hoy Cheong

Diaaalogue Editor Susan Acret spoke to the artist about the universal themes in his work and his views on Malaysian art

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Photologue | After New Year

Images of the contemporary art scene in Bangkok

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Photologue | Between Folk Culture and Contemporary in Kaohsiung, Jun 2008

Images of A Kaleidoscopic View at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

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Photologue | What's Happening in the Pearl River Delta, Jun 2008

Images of a trip to Guangdong

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The Quiet in the Land: Art, Spirituality, and Everyday Life, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

John Alan Farmer is an art historian and attorney

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Building a New Arts Infrastructure: Non-State Foundations in Asia

Christine Clark is a curator and art administrator

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Interview with Imran Qureshi

Diaaalogue Editor Susan Acret spoke with the Pakistani artist about miniature painting and his world view from his home in Lahore

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Photologue | A Sculptural Utopia: Beijing, May 2008

Images of a busy month documenting contemporary sculpture

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Research Log | Identifying Post-Doi Moi: A Symposium in Singapore

Janet Chan attends a symposium at the Singapore Art Museum on Vietnamese art after 1990

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Interview with Zhan Wang

The Beijing artist discusses his artistic practice, "superstar" contemporary artists, and rocks in Louis Vuitton stores

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Mature Museums

Tobias Berger, Director and Chief Curator of Para/Site Art Space

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Photologue | New Delhi, Mar 2008

Images from India's first international performance art festival

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Photologue | Shanghai and Hangzhou, Apr 2008

Images of the Moganshan art district and the China Academy of Art

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Research Log | Art Dubai: Cultivating a New Oasis

Maliha Noorani examines the rapid expansion of Art Dubai

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Travelogue | Baguio

Dispatches from the small city located in the Cordillera Mountains north of the Philippines

Rasheed Araeen in front of Third Text archive,
Essays

An Open Letter to Artists in Pakistan

Rasheed Araeen is the founding editor of Third Text

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Photologue | Beijing, 1–18 Mar 2008

Images of Beijing's 798 under construction

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Photologue | Manila, 19–23 Feb 2008

A glimpse at contemporary art in Manila

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Research Log | Nothing If Not Liberated

Phoebe Wong travels to Myanmar for the Festival of Contemporary Theatre and Performance Art

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Notes

Photologue | Beijing, 17–26 Jan 2008

Images of openings and events in Beijing

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Notes

Photologue | Manila, 3–22 Jan 2008

Images of exhibitions and new art spaces

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Notes

Photologue | Taipei, 20–25 Jan 2008

Images of contemporary art spaces in and around Taipei

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Essays

Positionings: A Round-up of Perspectives for 2007

Deeksha Nath is an art historian, critic, and curator based in New Delhi

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Notes

Research Log | A Fresh Breeze in Art Education

A classroom in the basement of Yokohama Yamate Chinese School and the Yokohama Triennale

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Conversations

The Accidental Entrepreneur: Interview with a Bibliophile

Robert Bernell discusses publishing, the international art community, and contemporary art in China

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Essays

Biennale Demand

Lee Weng Choy, an art critic and artistic co-director of The Substation arts centre in Singapore

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Notes

Photologue | Archiving Artist-run Spaces (AARS)

Images of exhibitions, installations, and presentations in the Philippines

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Notes

Photologue | Lianzhou International Photo Festival, 8–9 Dec 2007

Images of the Lianzhou International Photo Festival

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Notes

Photologue | Visual Arts Organisations in the Pearl River Delta Region, 10–12 Dec 2007

Images of a trip to the PRD region

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Essays

Art Market Micro Economics

Jonathan Thomson is an artist, art historian, critic, and curator based in Hong Kong

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Notes

Photologue | 9th Asiatopia Performance Art Festival and Soft Launch of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Images of two significant art events in Thailand

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Notes

Photologue | From New Spaces to Nostalgic Art: A Glimpse at Nov 2007 in Beijing

Images of a month-long trip to Beijing

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Travelogue | New York

Images exploring Pakistan’s presence in New York’s contemporary art scene

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Essays

Malaysia’s New People Power

Kathy Rowland, Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Kakiseni

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Photologue | 2007 Asia Art Biennial and Art Spaces in Taichung, 12–14 Oct 2007

Images of a trip to Taiwan

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Notes

Photologue | A Trip to Shanghai, 20–21 Oct 2007

Images of the local art scene

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Photologue | Visiting Seoul, 3–8 Oct 2007

Images of artworks, installations, and exhibition spaces

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Research Log | A Trip to ARCUS Studio

A visit to the international residency programme

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Photologue | AAA at ShContemporary, 5–9 Sep 2007

Images of artists, installations, and artworks

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Photologue | Breathing Space: Pakistan’s National Art Gallery, 25–26 Aug 2007

The newly renovated gallery opens with the show Moving Ahead, featuring both established and emerging Pakistani artists

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Research Log | ShContemporary and Chengdu Biennale

Dispatches from an art fair and a biennial

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Essays

The Mekong Art and Culture Project

Secretariat Team of The Mekong Art and Culture Project

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Notes

Shisha and the First Asia Triennial Manchester

Alnoor Mitha, Director at Shisha

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Notes

It's a Bull Market!: Investing in the Future of Contemporary Asian Art

Susan Acret, a Hong Kong based independent writer and the editor of AAA's monthly newsletter

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Photologue | Beijing, 10–14 Jul 2007

Images of an AAA team visit to Beijing

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Essays

Art in Singapore and the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

Eugene Tan, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

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Photologue | Beijing Openings, 27–29 Jun 2007

Images of artists, installations, and exhibition spaces

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Research Log | Europe Diary

A journey during June 2007

Image: Family photo of Central, Hong Kong, in 1964. The now-defunct Star Ferry pier occupies the background.
Essays

On the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Handover

Frank Vigneron discusses the idea of provincialism in France, in relation to Hong Kong identity and culture

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Photologue | Karachi, May 2007

Images from a trip to Karachi

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Notes

Research Log | For Every One of Them, There Are Ten of Us

A Baroda Diary, 9–14 May 2007

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Essays

A Note on the Re-worlding of "Contemporary Indian Art"

Rahul Bhattacharya is an independent art critic, historian, and curator in India

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Essays

Beyond Vol. I, No. 1: Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art

Flaudette May V. Datuin, Editor and Co-Founder of Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art

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Notes

Photologue | Guangzhou: Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Southwest China 1985–2007

Images from a visit to the Guangdong Museum of Art

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Notes

Photologue | India and Pakistan, Mar 2007

Images of a trip to India and Pakistan

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Notes

Research Log | Dispatch from Berlin

Dispatches from the fourth Berlin Biennale

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Essays

. . . and Malaysia?

Michelle Antoinette on Malaysian art

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Notes

Photologue | 5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen

Images of the 5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen

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Notes

The Fifth Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Suhanya Raffel, Head of Asian, Pacific and International Art, Queensland Art Gallery & Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

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Notes

Photologue | The Second Lianzhou International Photo Festival

Images of the 2nd Lianzhou International Photo Festival

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Essays

Thais: Art, Culture, and the Growing Up

Chatvichai Promadhattavedi, Chairman of the Committee of Cultural Management Policy, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

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Essays

Myanmar Contemporary Art: Is There Such a Thing?

Jacquelyn Suter, Founder of Gold Leaf

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Notes

Photologue | Platform

Images of an art project in Bangkok

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Photologue | Taipei Biennial 2006

Images of the Taipei Biennial 2006

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Photologue | Saigon Open City & Ho Chi Minh City, 25–29 Nov 2006

Scenes from galleries, exhibitions, and installations in Vietnam

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Essays

Imagining The Future: Museums, Artist Spaces And Communities

Caroline Turner, Deputy Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University

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Photologue | Busan Biennale 2006

Images of Busan Biennale 2006

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Notes

Photologue | Chengdu, 16–18 Oct 2006

Images of the local art scene

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Notes

The Near Future: Asian Art in the UK

Sally Lai, an independent curator and fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme

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Notes

Photologue | Shanghai Biennale, 4–6 Sep 2006

Images of the Shanghai Biennale

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Notes

Photologue | The First Singapore Biennale, 31 Aug–3 Sep 2006

Images of the first Singapore Biennale

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Notes

Research Log | Ulaan Bataar, 20–29 Jul 2006

Chang Tsong-zung's dispatches from the Mongolian city

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Notes

Research Log | The 11th NIPAF Asian Performance Art Series 2006

Notes and images from the Nippon International Performance Art Festival

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Essays

Bangladeshi Art in the 1990s

Ziaul Karim, Executive Editor of Jamini

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Notes

Photologue | Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, 22–23 Jul 2006

Images of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial

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Notes

Photologue | Shanghai

Images of the local art scene

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Essays

Curatorship and Criticism in Thailand: Between Promotion and Critique

David Teh, an independent writer and curator

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Notes

Photologue | Beijing, 31 May–3 Jun 2006

Images of artists, artworks, and exhibitions

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Notes

Photologue | Biennale of Sydney, 7–11 Jun 2006

Images of the Biennale of Sydney

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Notes

Photologue | Pearl River Delta

Images of a trip to Shenzhen, Yangjiang, and Guangzhou

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Notes

Photologue | Xi'an, 14–16 Jun 2006

Images of a trip to Xi'an

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Essays

Excursion: Group Exhibition of Contemporary Visual Artists in Hong Kong

Jeff Leung, a freelance art worker focusing on Hong Kong Visual Arts

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Notes

Photologue | 24 Hours in Bangkok

Images of a day in Bangkok

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Notes

Research Log | Quake in Yogjakarta

Nunuk Ambarwati reports from Yogjakarta

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Essays

An Art Market with Chinese Characteristics

Jonathan Napack, an independent art critic and Asia Advisor for Art Basel

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Notes

Photologue | Trip to Shanghai and Hangzhou, 3–6 Apr 2006

Images of a trip to Shanghai and Hangzhou

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Notes

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Asian Art and Asia Society

Melissa Chiu, Director and Curator of Contemporary Art at Asia Society Museum in New York

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Notes

Photologue | Trip to Seoul, 12–15 Mar 2006

Images of a trip to Seoul

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Notes

Research Log | Bangladesh in Focus

Phoebe Wong shares insights on the 12th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh

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Research Log | Move on Asia: Clash and Network Seminar

On Alternative Space Loop's seminar at Yonsei University

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Reviewing Reviews: Looking Back at 2005 DiAAAlogues

David Elliott provides "a review of reviews"

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Conversations

Alternative Art Spaces in Japan

Andrew Maerkle interviews Arts Initiative Tokyo programmer Roger McDonald about the history and sustainability of alternative art spaces in Japan

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Notes

Photologue | Mumbai and New Delhi, 19–26 Feb 2006

Images of a trip to Mumbai and New Delhi

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Essays

Report on the South East Asian Tour of documenta 12 Magazine

Keiko Sei, a writer, curator, and educator of independent media

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Notes

Research Log | Jakarta and Jogjakarta

Juliana Yasin interacts with artists and curators in Indonesia

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Essays

Developing a Consequential Biennials Dialogue

Joe Martin Hill, Founder of Vision Connect

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Essays

Asia Australia Arts Centre: Asian Traffic on the Move

Binghui Huangfu, Director of Asia Australia Art Centre

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Notes

Photologue | 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, 18 Nov 2005

Images of the 2nd Guangzhou Triennial

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Notes

Photologue | Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art, 15 Nov 2005

Images at the Macau Museum of Art

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Photologue | Tokyo

Images of Tokyo's largest gallery complex

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Notes

Photologue | 24 Hours in Singapore

Images from exhibitions and locales around the city

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Research Log | Red October

Philip Tinari's notes on some recent exhibitions of Chinese contemporary art

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Notes

The "Great Leap Forward" of Culture in the Pearl River Delta

Hu Fang highlights some cultural and artistic developments in the constantly evolving PRD

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Notes

Photologue | Fukuoka Triennale 2005, 16–19 Sep 2005

Images of the Fukuoka Triennale 2005

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Notes

Photologue | MOCA Shanghai, 24–25 Sep 2005

Images from the opening of MOCA Shanghai

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Notes

Photologue | Yokohama Triennale 2005, 27–28 Sep 2005

Images of the Yokohama Triennale 2005

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Research Log | Bubbly Biennial

On the Second Beijing Biennial and a Roundup of Satellite Shows

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Essays

Solo Endurance Performance Artists and the Document in Contemporary Asian Art

Betti-Sue Hertz, Curator of Contemporary Art at the San Diego Museum of Art

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Notes

Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre

Phatarawadee Phataranawik from The Nation, Bangkok's Independent Newspaper

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Notes

Research Log | Hot Workshop in a Big Typhoon

On the AIR Asia workshop in Tainan

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Notes

Diving into Parallel Realities: Notes on The 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale

Kuroda Raiji, Chief Curator, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

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Notes

Research Log | Flourishing Alternatives in the Old Capital

Mio Iwakiri explores the art scene in Tainan

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Notes

Floating Towards Venice

Peter Nagy, artist, curator, and Director of Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi

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Notes

Research Log | Recent Travels to Copenhagen, Venice, and Basel

The 51st Venice Biennale and more

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Notes

On My Way

Oscar Ho, Director of MoCA Shanghai

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Notes

Photologue | 51st Venice Biennale

Images of the 51st Venice Biennale

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Essays

Ho Chi Minh City: Emerging Scenes, Emerging Scenarios

Sue Hadju, visual artist and Co-Founder & Co-Director of a little blah blah

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Essays

Hong Kong Performance Art Research Project

Varsha Nair and Karen
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Photologue | Public Art In(tervention) Symposium, Lamphun-Chiang Mai, 17–20 Feb 2005

Images of the panelists and symposium space

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Essays

Wicked WKCD

Matthew Turner, Professor at Edinburgh Napier University

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Notes

Asian American Arts Centre, New York

Robert Lee, Director of the Asian American Arts Centre of New York

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In Residence in Beijing

Brian Wallace, AAA Academic Advisor and Director of Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

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Notes

Research Log | Outside the Centre

Zhang Zhaohui investigates the art scene in four Chinese cities

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Notes

Retreating from the Forefront of Officialisation: The Example of Artists in Fo Tan Industrial Area

Leung Po Shan looks at strategies of HK art practitioners trying to survive outside the safety net of government sponsorships

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Notes

Release, Replica, and Intervention: Review of the 9th NIPAF Asian Series 2004

Jevijoe Vitug writes on performance art's refusal to be treated as a commodity

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Notes

Research Log | Report on the Melbourne Art Fair

Zhang Zhaohui looks at galleries and projects at the Melbourne Art Fair

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Essays

Contemporary Taiwanese Art in the Era of Contention

Lee Yulin is an art historian and curator

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Notes

Research Log | Shanghai Biennial 2004

Phoebe Wong documents exhibits at the Shanghai Biennial

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Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India

Chaitanya Sambrani, curator, and art historian

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Research Log | Walking Through Oasis in Industrial Blocks

Phoebe Wong tours Kwun Tong, Hong Kong's "up-and-coming artistic hub"

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Research Log | Contemporary Art Exhibition in Bhutan

Chang Tsong-zung explores contemporary art in Thimphu

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Essays

The Archive and Archiving: The Stuff of My Art

Judy Freya Sibayan is an artist, archivist, and lecturer

Kazuo Shiraga
Essays

A Call for a Normalised Art History

Joan Kee examines how scholars handle non-Western artists

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Notes

Research Log | Guide to Museums in Shenzhen: South China’s New Cultural Centre?

Claire Hsu visits museums throughout Shenzhen

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Notes

Research Log | Visit to Manila

Claire Hsu travels to the Philippines and visits several museums

Inter-Asia
Essays

Criticism and “The Essence of Contemporary Asian Art”

Lee Weng Choy on emerging discourses that stake as well as contest claims about what "Asia" might mean

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Essays

Layers (or the Pardon of a Narrow Glocal Vision)

Jaspar Lau provides short notes on Hong Kong artists’ initiatives, curatorship, and criticism

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Notes

Research Log | The Art Scene in Guangzhou is Hot!

Zhang Zhaohui explores developments in Guangzhou since its triennial in 2002

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Notes

Research Log | Kunming Trip

Zhang Zhaohui notes Kunming's important role for the region's art climate

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Notes

Research Log | Touching Base with Yogyakarta

Phoebe Wong notes the essential role "Yogya" has been playing in Indonesian contemporary art

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Essays

Our Modernities: Positioning Asian Art Now

Xenia Xenia Tetmajer von Przerwa is a Beijing-based art critic and sinologist

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Notes

Hong Kong Biennial 2003

John Batten, AAA Advisor

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Notes

Research Log | The Left Wing Show in Beijing

Zhang Zhaohui highlights Chinese artists concerned about the economic and cultural impacts of globalisation

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Mori Art Museum | Happiness: A Survival Guide to Art and Life

Pamela Kember, AAA Director, art critic, and lecturer

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Notes

Venice Biennale and Contemporary Asian Art: A Juror's Perspective

Vishakha Desai, Senior Vice-President and Director of the Museum of Asia Society

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Essays

Publishing and Contemporary Asian Art

Susan Acret, art critic and former editor of Art Asia Pacific

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Notes

Travelogue | CP Open Biennale

Spotlight on the works of 128 Indonesian and international artists

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Notes

Photologue | Beijing Trip

Images of exhibitions at the 798 Factory, the National Museum of Art, and the Red Gate Gallery

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Essays

The Charm of Foreign Parts

John Clark wonders whether modernity re-defined in Asia will be able to re-define modern art itself

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Notes

A Guggenheim in Hong Kong?

Jane DeBevoise follows up on two talks recently held at AAA entitled “A Guggenheim in Hong Kong?”

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Notes

Has the World Really Changed?

Lu Peng reflects on the loss of metaphysical richness in art

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Notes

Notes from Brisbane

Rhana Devenport, AAA Academic Advisor, Senior Project Officer of the Asia Pacific Triennial, and Manager of the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art

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Notes

Photologue | 50th Biennale di Venezia

Images of Asian participation at the Biennale

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Notes

Plan for an Exhibition

Dr. Britta Erickson, AAA Academic Advisor, curator, and art historian

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Notes

Notes from Taiwan

Chang Tsong-zung, AAA Co-Founder and Director

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Notes

Research Log | The 4th Kwangju Biennale

AAA documented the 4th Kwangju Biennale held from the 29 March–29 June 2002

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Collection Spotlight

1989 China/Avant-Garde Exhibition

Digitised archival documentation surrounding the important Beijing exhibition

Staff and students, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. Univeristy Baroda, 1975
Collection Spotlight

Baroda Archives: Jyoti Bhatt, Ratan Parimoo, Gulammohammed Sheikh, and K.G. Subramanyan | India

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Conversations

Email Forum on Art and Social Change, June 2011

Rasheed Araeen, John Batten, Zoe Butt, Kao Chien-hui, Valerie Doran, Hou Hanru, Hoy Cheong Wong, Nora Taylor, and Yeung Yang

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Conversations

Email Forum on Art and Social Change, May 2011

Kao Chien-hui, Valerie Doran, Rasheed Araeen, Naiza Khan, Raqs Media Collective, and Lee Weng Choy

AAA Project Space, Archiving Materials
Notes

Ideas is AAA's New Online Journal

Asia Art Archive publishes new essays, interviews, and curated journeys through our collections

Shortlist | Alternative Publishing Platforms of Experimental Art in China: From the 1990s to Mid-2000s
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Alternative Publishing Platforms of Experimental Art in China: From the 1990s to Mid-2000s

Recommended readings on the role played by alternative publications in promoting experimental art in Mainland China from the 1990s to mid-2000s

Shortlist | Archiving as an Asian Art Practice
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Archiving as an Asian Art Practice

Recommended readings on archival art in Asia

Shortlist | Art Periodicals in the Philippines, 1970s to 2000s
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Art Periodicals in the Philippines, 1970s to 2000s

Recommended readings on the rise and fall of the art periodical scene in the Philippines from the 1970s to 2000s

Shortlist | Cambodia
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Cambodia

Recommended readings on modern and contemporary art in, from, and about Cambodia

Shortlist | China
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | China

Recommended readings on art in Mainland China, including art criticism and interviews, media, periodicals, and primary documents

Shortlist | Diminishing Gaps? Public (Art) Museums in Hong Kong
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Diminishing Gaps? Public (Art) Museums in Hong Kong

Recommended readings on “new museology” and the developing landscape of art museums in Hong Kong

Shortlist | Sites of Construction
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Exhibition as Art Historical Proposition

Recommended readings on how exhibitions shape art history discourse in Asia

Shortlist | Sites of Construction
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Exhibition as Cartographic Articulation

Recommended readings on how recent exhibitions have framed nations and/or regions, and the factors that have driven these geographic imaginings

Shortlist | Exhibition as Site
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Exhibition as Site

Recommended readings on how exhibitions and exhibition-makers have responded to institutional, geographic, and audience-related contexts

Shortlist | Exhibition as Site: Extended Case Study (China 1993)
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Exhibition as Site: Extended Case Study (China 1993)

Recommended readings on exhibitions that took place in 1993, a watershed moment in the development of Chinese contemporary art

Shortlist | Hong Kong
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Hong Kong

Recommended readings on the development of contemporary art in Hong Kong

Shortlist | India
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | India

Recommended readings on contemporary art in India

Shortlist | Japan
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Japan

Recommended readings on Japanese contemporary art

Shortlist | Myanmar (Burma)
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Myanmar (Burma)

Recommended readings on the evolution of contemporary art in Myanmar amid the rapid transformations of its society and art scenes

Shortlist | Partition and the Art of South Asia
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Partition and the Art of South Asia

Recommended readings on the Partition of India’s impact on visual arts and curation in South Asia

Shortlist | Performance Art Theory
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Performance Art Theory

Recommended readings on the development of contemporary performance art and its theoretical underpinnings

Shortlist | Singapore
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Singapore

Recommended readings on the historical contexts of Singapore’s modern and contemporary art

Shortlist | Sri Lanka
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Sri Lanka

Recommended readings on modern and contemporary Sri Lankan art

Shortlist | Taiwan
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Taiwan

Recommended readings on Taiwan contemporary art

Shortlist | The Dispute Over Art Criticism
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | The Dispute Over Art Criticism: Politics, Public Affairs, and the Search for Identity (Hong Kong)

Recommended readings on the politics of art writing and criticism in Hong Kong since the 1970s

Shortlist | The Philippines
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | The Philippines

Recommended readings on Philippine contemporary art

Shortlist | Vietnam
Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Vietnam

Recommended readings on Vietnamese contemporary art

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Nilanjanahomelist
Thu, 28 May 2020

Learning at Home | What Did I Clean Today?

Indian artist Nilanjana Nandy explores personal, gender, and social issues around the act of cleaning

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Mon, 18 May 2020

Learning at Home | Think Time

New York-based artist Chang Yuchen explores the notion of time with a series of reflective activities inspired by different artworks

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Tue, 5 May 2020

Learning at Home | Our Distance from Nature (Pandemic Edition)

Hong Kong artist Lo Lai Lai introduces a series of home farming activities and encourages students to contemplate their relationship with nature

Tozerhomelist
Tue, 5 May 2020

Learning at Home | Paper Ripping—A Therapeutic Pen Pal Project

Hong Kong artist Pak Sheung Chuen introduces an alternative way of communication through shapes, colours, and digits

Beatrix_homelist
Thu, 16 Apr 2020

Learning at Home | Experiments with Zines

Hong Kong artist Beatrix Pang introduces zine-making as a way to record our observations, feelings, and thoughts

Kith_homelist
Thu, 12 Mar 2020

Learning at Home | Connecting the Pieces of Everyday Life

Hong Kong artist Kith Tsang Tak Ping encourages students to rethink their daily habits

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Thu, 12 Mar 2020

Learning at Home | People and Things at Home

Hong Kong artist Tang Kwok Hin explores home as a source of inspiration for art making

Mui_homelist
Thu, 12 Mar 2020

Learning at Home | The Lovers, 1988/2020

Hong Kong artist Law Yuk Mui guides students to think about human relationship through their own experiences and a series of artworks

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

Contemporary Art Study—From Research and Archive to Art Making

A case study involving archives as a point of departure for self-exploration and art making

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Wed, 1 Aug 2018

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Programme

LondonAsia_2018_List
Tue, 31 Jul 2018

London, Asia Research Award

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Mon, 30 Jul 2018

AAA–Inlaks Art Grant

SSAF_list
Sat, 28 Jul 2018

SSAF–AAA Research Grant for Histories of Ideas, Art Writing, and Visual Culture

CaoFei_listing
Sat, 26 May 2018

From Ladies at Leisure to Internet Avatar: Women in the Arts in China

WATCH: This talk discusses the position and representation of women in the visual arts in Mainland China from the late Qing dynasty to the present day.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017

Departing from Socialist Realism: April Photo Society, 1979–1981

Chen Shuxia

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Tue, 1 Jan 2013

Image and Phenomena: The Development of Video Art in China, 1988 to 1998

Katherine Grube | The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2013 Report

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Sat, 1 Jan 2011

Locating Photographic Practice in Hong Kong since the 1960s

Lee Wing Ki | AAA Research Grant 2011

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Thu, 1 Jan 2009

Mapping the Field of Indian Art Criticism: Post-independence

Vidya Shivadas | AAA Research Grant

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Tue, 1 May 2007

Unveiling Contemporary Art in Central Asia

Leeza Ahmady | 2005 Martell AAA Research Grant

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Wed, 21 Jun 2006

Mediating the Mekong

Richard Streitmatter-Tran | Martell AAA Research Grant

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