15 Past programmes

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018

Sarena Abdullah | Soft Power in Post-independence Malaya

London, Asia | Talk

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7 Nov 2016–2 Jun 2017

Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan | Cabinet of Resistance I

15 Invitations | Exhibition

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10 Jul 2013–21 Mar 2017

Artist-in-Residence | Ho Tzu Nyen

Residency Programme

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Aug–Sep 2016

Ruangrupa | Toko Pura-pura

15 Invitations | Workshop

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170 Research and Library records

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SouthEastAsia Spaces of the Curatorial, Raume Des Kuratorischen
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SouthEastAsia Spaces of the Curatorial

Raume Des Kuratorischen
2016
ARX Consultative Report: South-East Asia & New Zealand September - December 1990
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ARX Consultative Report: South-East Asia & New Zealand September - December 1990

Adrian JONES
1990
Art Beyond the West
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Art Beyond the West

Michael Kampen O'RILEY
2001
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Periodical

Asian Art Newspaper (Vol. 7, Issue 6; Apr 2004)

Adrienne FAST , Robert PREECE
2004
The Japan Foundation Asia Center Art Studies 05: Curator's Forum 2018: Imagining New Ecologies
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The Japan Foundation Asia Center Art Studies 05: Curator's Forum 2018: Imagining New Ecologies

2019
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Tell Good from Bad in Art

CHOW Tinnie
28 Jun 2004
Southeast Asian Contemporary Art Now
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Southeast Asian Contemporary Art Now

Marc BOLLANSEE
2013
THE RENDEZVOUS II: South East Asia Urban Art Event
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Exhibition Catalogue

THE RENDEZVOUS II: South East Asia Urban Art Event

2013

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Shortlist | The Semi-Autonomous Zine
Collection Spotlight

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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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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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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Contemporary Asian Art at the Guggenheim

Three approaches to framing contemporary art outside a Eurocentric framework

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Spatializing the Contemporary, Philippine-Style

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

Five-storey Mansions_1 Five-storey Mansions, 2011, installation
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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An Expanded Questionnaire on the Contemporary: Part II

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

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Photologue | Passage Through India

Images of a trip to India during the India Art Fair

Automatic Happening, 2010, video, two channels, 29 minutes
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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Photologue | The New Generation of Manila’s Artist-Run Spaces

Images of the newest artist-run spaces in Manila

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.

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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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Photologue | Shanghai Highlights

Images of exhibition openings during the SH Contemporary in Shanghai

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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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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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Photologue | Hong Kong Heat Wave

Images of Hong Kong's art scene in the summer

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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 | 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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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 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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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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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 | A Cloud Over Baguio

Memories of the Baguio Art Festivals in the 1990s

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Photologue | Shanghai Today

A look at exhibitions in Shanghai during Expo 2010

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Conversations

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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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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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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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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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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Conversations

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 | Seven Days in the Art World of Shanghai

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

Sedan III from Safe House: Flora & Fauna III, 2008, oil on dog skull
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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Conversations

Interview with Tsui Kuang-yu

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

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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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Conversations

Interview with Tsang Kin-wah

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

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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 | Touring the South: In Search of Alternatives

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

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Conversations

Interview with Sopheap Pich

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

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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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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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Photologue | Pasong Tamo: The New Artwalk

Images of a burgeoning destination for contemporary Philippine art

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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 | Wander and Wonder: Singapore Biennale

Images of the Singapore Biennale

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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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Conversations

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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Research Log | Documenting Indonesia

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

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Photologue | A Change of the Guard

Manila's museums make space for contemporary art

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Research Log | Northern Lights

A survey trip to Chiang Mai and Lamphun

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Conversations

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 | New Delhi, Mar 2008

Images from India's first international performance art festival

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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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Photologue | Beijing, 17–26 Jan 2008

Images of openings and events in Beijing

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Photologue | Manila, 3–22 Jan 2008

Images of exhibitions and new art spaces

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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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Biennale Demand

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

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

Images of the local art scene

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Photologue | AAA at ShContemporary, 5–9 Sep 2007

Images of artists, installations, and artworks

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Photologue | Beijing, 10–14 Jul 2007

Images of an AAA team visit to Beijing

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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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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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. . . and Malaysia?

Michelle Antoinette on Malaysian art

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Photologue | 5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen

Images of the 5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen

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Photologue | The Second Lianzhou International Photo Festival

Images of the 2nd Lianzhou International Photo Festival

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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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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 | Chengdu, 16–18 Oct 2006

Images of the local art scene

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Photologue | Shanghai Biennale, 4–6 Sep 2006

Images of the Shanghai Biennale

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

Images of the first Singapore Biennale

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Curatorship and Criticism in Thailand: Between Promotion and Critique

David Teh, an independent writer and curator

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Photologue | Xi'an, 14–16 Jun 2006

Images of a trip to Xi'an

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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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Photologue | 24 Hours in Bangkok

Images of a day in Bangkok

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Research Log | Quake in Yogjakarta

Nunuk Ambarwati reports from Yogjakarta

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An Art Market with Chinese Characteristics

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

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

Images of a trip to Shanghai and Hangzhou

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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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Research Log | Move on Asia: Clash and Network Seminar

On Alternative Space Loop's seminar at Yonsei University

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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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Photologue | 24 Hours in Singapore

Images from exhibitions and locales around the city

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Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre

Phatarawadee Phataranawik from The Nation, Bangkok's Independent Newspaper

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Floating Towards Venice

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

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

Images of the panelists and symposium space

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Wicked WKCD

Matthew Turner, Professor at Edinburgh Napier University

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In Residence in Beijing

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

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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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Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India

Chaitanya Sambrani, curator, and art historian

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The Archive and Archiving: The Stuff of My Art

Judy Freya Sibayan is an artist, archivist, and lecturer

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Research Log | Visit to Manila

Claire Hsu travels to the Philippines and visits several museums

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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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Research Log | Touching Base with Yogyakarta

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

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Our Modernities: Positioning Asian Art Now

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

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Travelogue | CP Open Biennale

Spotlight on the works of 128 Indonesian and international artists

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

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

Shortlist | Myanmar (Burma)
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Shortlist | Myanmar (Burma)

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

Shortlist | The Philippines
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Shortlist | The Philippines

Recommended readings on Philippine contemporary art