February 27, 2017 - Asia Art Archive - Asia Art Archive 2017 March programmes
February 27, 2017

Asia Art Archive

(1) Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph. Courtesy of Zarina Hashmi. (2) Lin Yilin, Safely Manoeuvring Across Lin He Road, 1995. Courtesy of the artist. (3) Ho Tzu Nyen, The Name, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

Asia Art Archive 2017 March programmes
March 21–25, 2017

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Asia Art Archive (AAA) presents its 2017 March programmes.

Under the Influence: Books that Inspire Artists
March 21–25
Booth P7, Bookstores and Institutions Area on Level 1 Concourse, Art Basel in Hong Kong

This project is a travelling library featuring 100 titles, from across multiple genres, chosen by artists at the invitation of Asia Art Archive. AAA asked participants to share personal stories related to their selections, thereby providing singular perspectives on these foundational texts. After debuting at AAA’s booth at Art Basel in Hong Kong, this travelling library goes to secondary schools in Hong Kong, circulating these ideas to new audiences.

Nonny de la Peña: Passage: The Life of a Wall on Lin He Road
March 23–25
L3 Concourse, Art Basel in Hong Kong

Immersive journalist and virtual reality pioneer Nonny de la Peña draws from the AAA collection to create a new iteration of Safely Manoeuvring Across Lin He Road (1995) by New York and Beijing–based artist Lin Yilin. In the initial performance, Lin built a wall of bricks in the middle of a busy roadway in Guangzhou. For Passage, de la Peña recreates the environment of 1990s Guangzhou through an immersive virtual reality experience where participants take on Lin's role as roadside artist. This project is part of 15 Invitations, a special programme series marking AAA's 15-year anniversary.

Exhibition and artist talk: Ho Tzu Nyen
Exhibition: March 21–August 19
Talk: March 24, 11am
Asia Art Archive, 11/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

The Singapore-based artist Ho Tzu Nyen presents his multimedia project The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia, Vol. 1: G for Ghost(writers). Developed during his AAA residency, the installation introduces an interactive internet platform created in collaboration with Pad.ma, Yasuhiro Morinaga, and Bani Haykal. Starting with the question of what unites the region called Southeast Asia, Ho creates a "dictionary" comprising narratives of shape-shifting and amorphous characters, ideas, and genres. The installation also includes Ho’s film The Name. On March 24, he is in conversation with AAA Researcher Chương-Đài Võ.

The Collage Party by Paul Butler
March 21–23, 25, 11am–1pm
AAA Project Space, 10E Valiant Industrial Centre, 2–12 Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan

Winnipeg-based artist Paul Butler hosts The Collage Party at AAA’s Project Space. Dedicated to the Ha Bik Chuen Archive, the space houses late Hong Kong artist Ha’s vast collection of collage books, exhibition documentation, and exhibition catalogues. The Collage Party is Butler’s experimental project where people are invited to create art together in a social setting. Participants collage with print materials provided by AAA to cut, paste, and play as a community. This is the first staging of The Collage Party in Asia, and in an archive setting.

Special thanks:
Under the Influence: Elaine & Anto Marden; Wendy Lee & Stephen Li; Dee Poon; The Robert H. N. Ho. Family Foundation; Art Basel in Hong Kong; Open UU; frieze; Ran Dian
Passage: The Life of a Wall on Lin He Road: Lavina & William LimArt Basel; S. H. Ho Foundation Limited; the C. K. & Kay Ho Foundation; The Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Ho Tzu Nyen: The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia: Mimi Brown; Platform Projects, Singapore; Art Basel in Hong Kong
The Collage Party: The Winnipeg Arts Council; The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Asia Art Archive is an independent non-profit organisation initiated in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the region. With one of the most valuable collections of material on art freely available from its website and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.

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