Maloy Lukian

PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
AAA Public Programmes Curator Ingrid Chu explored the international phenomenon of the ‘art book bag’ in a short history of the art book bag (and the things that go in them). Using the last 15 years as a guide, the exhibition featured ‘the things that go in them’—art publications, magazines, and related ephemera—alongside a vast array of these popular totes in the AAA Library. Chu invited artists, curators, art book fair organisers, and print and online publishers to provide insight into the changing modes of knowledge production and circulation, and their influence on recent art of Asia. An associated public talk, ...
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Hong Kong–based artist Samson Young moved through various locations in and around AAA by way of a roving sound station— doubling as a bookmobile and deejay booth—to generate a series of public broadcasts. His project AAAFM99.3 invoked classic radio programmes with news announcements, interview segments, and commercials incorporating ambient noise sourced from AAA’s audio collection.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Jaffna-based visual artist and art educator Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan responded to the AAA collection by drawing parallels between methods of archiving and art making, while delving into the idea of ‘home’ within the context of ethnic conflict.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Solomon Benjamin and Wing Shing Tang, Hong Kong and Bangalore- based scholars of critical geography and urban studies led a set of workshops and walks in Framing Spatial Stories: Life Beyond the Plan, Survey, and Grid to consider the politics of contested urban settings through the lens of recent art of Asia.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Recognised for her work in ‘immersive journalism’, Nonny de la Peña drew from the Asia Art Archive collection to create a new iteration of an earlier performance by Lin Yilin that pushes the boundaries of virtual reality and digital technology.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Zoe Butt formerly of Sàn Art in Ho Chi Minh City, and facilitator of AAA’s 2011 Mobile Library programme in Vietnam, contributed a text to AAA’s e-journal Field Notes. Butt looks at Practising Friendship as a platform that is integral to the longevity of particular kinds of arts infrastructures. Concentrating on those considered independent, ‘alternative,’ and archival in spirit, Butt also investigates a method of working strategically under conditions with political or cultural restrictions.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Following his 2014 residency at AAA, New York-based artist Walid Raad developed Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi. The project stemmed from his research into AAA’s Ha Bik Chuen Archive and consisted of several ‘sculptural spaces’ built by Raad’s fictional collaborator, Suha Traboulsi, who creates reproductions of canonical modern paintings by Arab artists.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Hong Kong-born British poet Sarah Howe gave a talk to present Six Windows, new poems based on her research of the Asia Art Archive collection and to share her experience and discoveries during the process.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Wong Wai Yin, the Hong Kong-based artist and 2011 AAA resident, presented Talking Archive to uncover the ‘true opinions’ behind the material in AAA’s collection by inviting a psychic medium to speak to them. The Medium’s findings were shown in the form of a video and site-specific installation.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta presented That photo we never got, a research-based exhibition that drew out narratives from the AAA collection to explore friendships and love in the field of art.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Jakarta-based artist collective ruangrupa staged Toko Pura-Pura as a play on ‘toko rupa-rupa,’ or ‘assorted shop’—where many of Hong Kong’s Indonesian domestic workers’ daily needs are met. Utilising old and new archives, the shop served as a transactional space where knowledge and ideas were exchanged through collaborations with Hong Kong-based artists, musicians, designers, and cultural initiatives.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Udlot-udlot was organised by Hong Kong-based independent curator Inti Guerrero to present video pieces, short films, and artefacts by Pio Abad, Anand Patwardhan, Jan Švankmajer, and Koki Tanaka in the Asia Art Archive Library. His intervention was based on different possible ideological readings of Udlot-udlot, a 1972 large-scale sound performance by Philippines new-music composer José Maceda (1917–2004) documented in AAA’s Roberto Chabet Archive.
PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Guangzhou-based Hu Fang and Zhang Wei intervened into the AAA library stacks with Untitled (for redundant books), a selection of books inspired by experimental botany, farming, architecture, and gardening philosophy that activate alternative readings of the AAA collection. Responses to the texts were gathered and shared through a series of reading groups, field trips, and conversations.

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