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 an international Board of Directors, an Advisory Board made up of noted scholars and curators, and an in-house research team, AAA has collated one of the most valuable collections of material on contemporary art in the region—open to the public free of charge and increasingly accessible from its website. More than a static repository waiting to be discovered, AAA instigates critical thinking and dialogue for a wide range of audiences via public, research, residential and educational programmes. Asia Art Archive‘s third annual Open Platform programme, held in association with Art Basel Hong Kong (ABHK), is an integral part of AAA’s endeavour to enable new thinking and critical dialogue around recent art in Asia.
AAA invites cultural practitioners from all disciplines to submit proposals for Open Platform. Taking place in March 2015, a series of “meetings without walls” will be hosted at our ABHK booth. By leveraging AAA’s network, Open Platform will support researchers, curators, writers, artists, students, academics, and art organisations to further ongoing projects, catalyse new ones, or simply make connections. Applicants may request access to our contacts to reach out to individuals they wish to invite with the option to include AAA team members. Meetings will not be recorded. Topics of discussion should reference AAA’s concerns and research interests but we are open to suggestions. We also welcome contributions of material to enrich our collection, a free and publicly accessible physical and digital resource aiding the study of contemporary art in Asia.Key topics
Archive, art and literature, art criticism and writing, collaboration, commons, digital humanities, exhibition histories, geographies, histories of photography, independent art spaces, keywords, oral history, patronage, pedagogy, performance art, periodicals, politics and protest, publics, vernacular.
Applicants should submit a one-page proposal in English outlining the meeting topic and a list of up to eight maximum participants, including those individuals with whom you have personal contact and up to three people you wish to reach with AAA’s assistance. We will do our best to facilitate the conversation.
Successful applicants will be contacted via email by mid-January and the full Open Platform programme will be available on AAA’s website in February 2015. All participants must cover their own costs. Upon request, AAA can provide information for travel and accommodation in Hong Kong.
LINK > website + email proposal submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org