EXHIBITION | TALK SERIES
Under the Influence: Books that Inspire Artists
|When||Tue, 21–Sat, 25 Mar 2017|
|Where||Booth P7, Bookstores and Institutions Area on Level 1 Concourse, Art Basel, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre|
Under the Influence: Books that Inspire Artists is a travelling library featuring one hundred titles, from across multiple genres, chosen by artists at the invitation of Asia Art Archive. For many art practitioners, reading is a starting point for their work, a process that permeates their practice. In this context, books have the potential to spark an artwork.
AAA asked participants to share personal stories related to their selections, thereby providing singular perspectives on these foundational texts. ‘Under the Influence’ debuts in AAA’s booth at Art Basel in Hong Kong, accompanied by events that engage with these distinctive materials. After the art fair, this travelling library will travel to secondary schools in Hong Kong, circulating these ideas to new audiences.
Show & Tell: Artist Conversations
How does reading inform an artistic practice? Artists discuss the books they selected for ‘Under the Influence’ at the AAA booth and share how reading shapes their work.
Yang Jiechang in conversation with AAA Researcher Anthony Yung on Guang Yizhou Shuangji by Kang Youwei
Teacher Workshop: Artistic Practice and Knowledge Transfer
How do artists seek knowledge, expand their perspectives, and engage with the contemporary world? To answer this question, AAA Educator-in-Residence Kurt Chan examines the books the artists chose for ‘Under the Influence’ alongside their work. He reveals how practitioners draw from books across multiple disciplines to inspire and enrich their art making.
Supported by Elaine & Anto Marden, Wendy Lee & Stephen Li, and Dee Poon
Design Partners: Open UU
Media Partners: frieze and Ran Dian
AAA is a Cultural Partner of Art Basel in Hong Kong for 2017.
Learning and Participation Programme Sponsor:
Special thanks to all participating artists:
Cheong Kah Kit
Ching Chin Wai Luke
Choi Yan Chi
Fung Ming Chip
Ho Sin Tung
Ho Tzu Nyen
Hon Chi Fun
Ip Yuk Yiu
Koh Nguang How
Frog King Kwok
Lee Kai Chung
Leung Mee Ping
Mak Ying Tung
Dhali Al Mamoon
Slavs and Tatars
Tang Kwok Hin
Wei Leng Tay
Wong Wai Yin
Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries