One of the most obvious obstacles to gaining access or knowledge of the art histories of different countries in the region is the lack of existing critical publications.

In addition to contributing to the field as the producer of new knowledge through its research activities, AAA produces both printed and online publications, enriching prevailing historical discourse around the art of the region. In 2011, AAA launched ‘Comparative Contemporaries – A Web Anthologies Project’, a web-based regional platform to discuss and debate questions concerning contemporary art writing. Over the next five years and beyond, AAA will produce an ongoing series of geographically focused and possibly thematic anthologies/readers.