Asia Art Archive Call for submissions for Open Platform

Open Platform is an integral part of Asia Art Archive’s endeavor to enable new thinking in the field of recent art in Asia, and its inaugural edition was launched last year.

Asia Art Archive Call for submissionsAAA now invites cultural practitioners from all disciplines to submit proposals for Open Platform at Art Basel in Hong Kong in May 2014. Open Platform enables selected researchers, curators, writers, artists, students, academics, and art organisations to leverage the Archive’s network to host a series of ‘meetings without walls’ at AAA’s booth at Art Basel to further their ongoing projects, catalyse new ones, or simply make connections.

Topics of discussion should reference the concerns of the Archive and its research interests (please see the list below for a non-exhaustive list of such topics) and applicants are encouraged to contribute material to enrich AAA’s collection, a free resource supporting the study of contemporary art in Asia.

AAA will provide coffee and tea to fuel discussions, and applicants may request the use of AAA’s contacts to reach out to people they wish to invite. Although applicants are free to invite AAA staff, there is no obligation to do so. Meetings will not be recorded. Applicants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Some key topics relating to AAA’s ongoing projects and concerns include (in alphabetical order):
Affinities, alternative art spaces, the archive/the document, art and literature, art writing, chronology, exhibition histories, geographies, institutions, keywords, leftist, mapping, micro-narratives, oral history, patronage, pedagogy, performance art, periodicals, portals, the vernacular

Application deadline: 12pm (HKT), 23 March 2014.

Asia Art Archive
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