22 Past programmes

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13 October–16 Nov 2017

The Performing Archive: Deep Archival Engagement as Artistic Practice


Thu, 28 Sep, 2017, 7-8:30pm

Merve Bedir | Uncommon River


Thu, 17 Aug 2017, 7pm

Tyler Coburn | Memory Machine


Oct–Nov 2016

Wong Wai Yin | Talking Archive

15 Invitations | Exhibition

19 Ideas

Letter from Rasheed Araeen to Joanna Drew, 26 Jan 1986.
Collection Spotlight

Item of the Week | Letter from Rasheed Araeen to Joanna Drew, 26 January 1986

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

Collection Spotlight

Picks from the AAA Collection | Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Vancouver

A collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery

Research Notes

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"

FieldNotes04_Electric Workshop_1997

44 Tonnes

Clare Butcher on reconstructing the histories of the dehistoricised

Mai Chi Thanh, Vu Dan Tan, and Natasha Kraevskaia in Salon Natasha
Collection Spotlight

Salon Natasha Archive Overview

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

Image: Archive as Method.

Archive as Method

Note from the Editors


Hans Van Dijk Archive

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

Research Notes

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

From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s
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.


An Archive Remembered: Presenting the Image Archive of the Art History Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

The defining moments that shaped the practice of art history in the institution throughout the years

Research Notes

Research Log | The Importance of Continuous Discussion

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

Research Notes

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

On the dynamism of the Pakistani art scene

Research Notes

Research Log | Documenting Indonesia

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

Research Notes

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

Images of two significant art events in Thailand


The Mekong Art and Culture Project

Secretariat Team of The Mekong Art and Culture Project

Research Notes

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

Images of a trip to Mumbai and New Delhi

Research Notes

Photologue | 24 Hours in Singapore

Images from exhibitions and locales around the city


The Archive and Archiving: The Stuff of My Art

Judy Freya Sibayan is an artist, archivist, and lecturer

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

7 Resources

Shortlist | Archiving as an Asian Art Practice
Wed, 8 Nov 2017

Shortlist | Archiving as an Asian Art Practice

Huang Chien-Hung, Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Art, National Kaohsiung Normal University

Thu, 28 Sep 2017

Merve Bedir | Uncommon River


Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan | Trans/formations: Archiving in Art


Thu, 21 Oct 2010

Action Script: Symposium on Performance Art Practice and Documentation in Asia


Tue, 7 Sep 2010

Co-launch of Two Documentary Projects


Thu, 26 Mar 2009

As Transient as a Whale: Lecture-Performance by Raqs Media Collective

Residency Programme | Talk

HistoriCITY: Art Historical Writing in and on Hong Kong - Roundtable Symposium, 29 September 2007
Sat, 29 Sep 2007

HistoriCITY: Art Historical Writing in and on Hong Kong