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CShomelist
Thu, 12 Dec 2019

Chaitanya Sambrani | Careers of Internationalism: Baroda and Bandung

Talk

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Mon, 28 Oct 2019

Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti | Permanent Temporariness

Who Owns It? | Talk

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Tue, 9 Apr 2019

Cata-log-in Zines

Talk

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018

Staging Gender

Performance

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The International Student as a Term of Art

David Xu Borgonjon discusses the racial politics of art school recruitment, and its structural effects on contemporary art

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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

Image: Cover detail of Trisha Low's <i>Socialist Realism</i>, 2019. Courtesy of Coffee House Press, Minneapolis.
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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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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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I Go South

Anthony Yung reflects on Cantonese art and the challenges of representation

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Ren Hang in the Global City

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

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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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

Image: Nilima Sheikh, <i>Sarhad 2</i> (detail), 2014. Tempera on Sanganer paper. Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist.
Conversations

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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Phoebe Wong in Conversation with Ozge Ersoy

On artworks, museums, rivers, and distributed ownership

The Nameless
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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

Image: Covers of the periodical <i>Free World</i>.
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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

Being Minorities
Collection Spotlight

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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Conversations

Ho Tzu Nyen on The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia

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

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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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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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17 Lost Art Exhibitions

Jack Persekian documents a global pattern of loss for Palestinian art

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AAA's Collection: Exhibition Catalogues and Monographs

Visualisations of data about AAA's Collection

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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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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

Lam Qua, Portrait no 48, Oil on Canvas. Image courtesy of Yale University, Harvey Cushing / John Hay
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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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Mapping Asia

Note from the Editors

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Conversations

A Conversation Between Chen Kuan-hsing and Rasheed Araeen

On art, history, institutions, and decolonisation struggles

Another view of Nous ne notons pas les fleurs, Fort Ruigenhoek
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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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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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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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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Asian Canadian Art Matters

Alice Ming Wai Jim explores why Asian Canadian art matters now

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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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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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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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Photologue | The World Meets at "Making Worlds"

Images from the 53rd Venice Biennale

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

On the dynamism of the Pakistani art scene

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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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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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Research Log | Nothing If Not Liberated

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

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Travelogue | New York

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

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Shisha and the First Asia Triennial Manchester

Alnoor Mitha, Director at Shisha

Image: Family photo of Central, Hong Kong, in 1964. The now-defunct Star Ferry pier occupies the background.
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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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The Near Future: Asian Art in the UK

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

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

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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

Image: Lê Trọng Lân, Anh bộ đội [Soldier], 1981, woodblock print, 50 x 60 cm

Vietnam: The Making of the Modern and the Contemporary

WATCH: This talk unpacks and examines modern and contemporary art in Vietnam in relation its colonial history.