Picks from the Collection | Archive as Method

When 20 Feb - 27 Apr 2013
Where Asia Art Archive, 11/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
One of AAA’s core concerns – practices of archiving – is addressed in the second issue of Asia Art Archive’s e-journal Field Notes. We propose the archive as a method to illustrate the way in which initiatives like ours are taking the archive to counter, complicate, and reimagine systems in which narratives of modern and contemporary art are being produced, circulated, and understood. To accompany this issue of Field Notes, a selection of books from AAA’s collection is presented in the library. Some of the books inquire into the notion of the archive, while others introduce the ways in which concepts of the archive have been defined, debated, and reinvented by artists.