May 6, 2013 - Asia Art Archive - Programmes at Art Basel Hong Kong
May 6, 2013

Programmes at Art Basel Hong Kong

Unpacking Global: Form
23–25 May 2013

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive
Wanchai, Hong Kong

T 852 2815 1112

Asia Art Archive presents a series of panel discussions titled ‘Unpacking Global’ to enquire into the different registers in which ideas of the ‘global’ work. In each of the next three years, AAA will examine one element of ‘global’ art and its modes of circulation, display, and enquiry. In 2013, AAA starts with the notion of ‘form,’ exploring the impact that the ‘global’ has on artistic practice, in conversation with artists from around the world. The AAA Burger Collection Keynote Lecture, honouring a significant voice in the field, will this year feature the influential Delhi-based critic, curator, and scholar Geeta Kapur.

Venue: N106-108, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Panel discussion: Abstraction
Thursday 23 May 5:30–7:30pm
Byron Kim (New York), Seher Shah (New York), Wang Gangle (Beijing)
Moderator: Joan Kee Assistant Professor, History of Art, University of Michigan

Panel discussion: The Document 
Friday 24 May 5–6:30pm
Abbas Kiarostami (Tehran), Linda Lai (Hong Kong), Shooshie Sulaiman (Kuala Lumpur) 
Moderator: Hammad Nasar, Head of Research and Programmes, Asia Art Archive

AAA Burger Collection Keynote Lecture: Geeta Kapur/Citizen Artist: Forms of Address 
Saturday 25 May 5:30–7:30pm

Talk: Vivan Sundaram: artist, activist/curator 
Friday 24 May 11am–noon
Venue: A Space, Asia Art Archive, 10/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Free admission, please register: registration [​at​]
For more information:

Documentation of all talks will be available for viewing via AAA’s Collection Online and at the Archive.

In conjunction with the Hong Kong edition of Art Basel. Sponsored by Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region; Bloomberg; and the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong. Funded by Burger Collection. Special thanks to Yana & Stephen Peel. Media partners: ArtAsiaPacific and Timeout Hong Kong.

Open Platform 
23–26 May 2013, noon–5:30pm 
Booth P1, Hong Kong edition of Art Basel

Open Platform is an extension of AAA’s endeavour to enable new thinking in the field, inviting cultural practitioners to use the Archive’s space and network to hold open meetings that will further their ongoing projects, catalyse new ones, or simply be an opportunity to make connections.

Meetings (and their hosts) include:
Artistic Research in the Economies of ‘Post’: Elaine W Ho
Art Ecology and Education: Ting Wing Yan Vivian & Emma Watts, Hong Kong Baptist University
Asian Art Worlds/Western Gatekeepers: Jonathan Harris, University of Southampton
Comparative Contemporaries: Lee Weng Choy 
Contemporary Reframing of Ink: Britta Erickson 
A Generation: Cross-Cultural Connections: Zoë Marden & Julia Marchand
Institutional Change in Post-2000 Asia: Menene Gras, Casa Asia
Mapping Asia: Claire Hsu & Chantal Wong, Asia Art Archive 
Meet the Parents: Clara Cheung & Gum Cheng, C&G Artpartment
Vernacular Art Education in Asia: Sophia McKinnon
The Gallerist Programme: Ann Demeester, De Appel Arts Centre
Writing Across Cultures: Keith Wallace, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

More details including a list of participants and meeting timetable will be updated on the AAA website.

Booth supported by Elaine and Anto Marden
Design Partners: Art Lab x Milkxhake

About Asia Art Archive 
AAA is an independent non-profit organisation in Hong Kong dedicated to documenting the recent history of art in Asia within an international context. Founded in 2000, AAA is widely regarded as one of the leading public resources in the field. AAA’s collection is accessible free of charge from AAA’s physical space, online catalogue, and the Collection Online. Through public programmes, research, and residencies AAA instigates critical thinking and dialogue that generate new ideas and works that continually reshape the Archive itself.


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