Singapore Biennale 2006
Friday, October 29, 2004
Invitation to ‘Scan’
As you may know, the Asia Art Archive will set up an ‘office’ at the Substation for the exhibition ‘Scan’, which takes place from 27 October to 13 November 2004.
We are writing to invite you to come and visit us in the ‘office’ during the time of the exhibition, and especially for the reception, which will be held on Saturday 30th of October at 6.30pm. We would also like to ask you to please bring along and donate materials to us, so that the Archive will have up-to-date records of your activities in our database. There will be a scanner set up in the ‘office’ which we will use to scan the materials that you bring for the Archive.
If you are wondering what kind of materials we are asking for, here are some suggestions: exhibition catalogues, monographs, invitation cards, leaflets, images of works, artist portfolio, newspaper clippings, etc, which are related to contemporary Asian art.
More details of the exhibition can be found below. If you are interested to get to know more about the Asia Art Archive, please visit our website at www.aaa.org.hk
We hope to see you at ‘Scan’!
Researcher for Singapore, Asia Art Archive
Asia Art Archive
2/F, No.8, Wah Koon Building,
181-191 Hollywood Rd.,
Tel: (852)2815 1112
Fax: (852)2815 0032
Asia Art Archive is a registered charity in Hong Kong
supported by the ADC, private donations and
sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Venue: The Substation
Dates: 27 October to 13 November
Reception 30th October, 6.30pm
Participants: The Substation (Singapore), Videotage (Hong Kong), Asia
Art Archive (Hong Kong), & SSamzie Space (Korea).
As part of Multimedia Art Asia Pacific, Singapore, The Substation is
presenting “Scan”, a project that is part video screenings, and part
art archive collection drive.
The Substation has invited the Asia Art Archive (AAA) to install an
office in the gallery, and during the exhibition we will be running a
collection drive for art documentation, publications, and other
materials. The purpose is to raise awareness in Singapore about AAA and
the urgency of archiving art history, as well as to encourage local
artists to bring copies of their documentation and materials to deposit
with the Archive. Those artists who cannot afford to donate copies of
their materials to the Archive can leave them in the “office” to be
scanned and archived digitally and weightlessly.
The “exhibition” also presents screenings of a video programme from
Videotage, entitled “Weight”, and selections from SSamzie Space’s
“Young Video Show Show Show”.
Videotage (literally the merging of the two concepts, “video” and
“montage”) is a non-profit interdisciplinary artist collective, which
focuses on the development of video and new media art in Hong Kong.
Founded in 1985, Videotage began as a facilitator for collaborative
time-based projects. In a small shared office with two chairs and a
table, Videotage’s support to artists came in the form of labour and
equipment for production and post-production, and the exchange of
ideas. Videotage has since expanded to include publications, education,
exhibitions and screenings.
Videotage is a vital link in presenting media arts to a broader
community. Programming is guided by its Artistic Director and full-time
staff, and governed by a Board of Directors.
Videotage aims to boost awareness of Hong Kong video and new media art
activities locally and internationally. Our artist members have
participated in numerous cultural exchanges and art festivals,
including: the Asia-Pacific Triennial (Australia); European Media Art
Festival (Germany); Experimenta (Australia); Hong Kong International
Film Festival; Hong Kong Art Festival; Image Forum Festival (Japan);
Gwangju Biennial (Korea); Multimedia Art Asia Pacific (Australia);
Transmediale (Germany); Venice Biennale (Italy); and Videobrasil
Videotage also invites internationally renowned artists and curators to
present talks, seminars and workshop in Hong Kong. Past guests include:
Francesca da Rimini, cyber-feminist; Gary Hill, video artist; Barbara
London, curator, Department of Film and Video, Museum of Modern Art,
New York; Momentum, mixed electronic media performance group; Jun-jieh
Wang, Taiwan-based video artist, among others.
For “Scan”, Multimedia Art Asia Pacific, Singapore 2004, Videotage is
presenting “Weight”, a video programme featuring the following artists:
Maggie CHAN Foon-yan; SHUM Wing-man Viola; Christopher LAU Pak-kei;
Ellen PAU; HUNG Keung
Kedy; FAN Ho-ki; Terry LAI; and CHAN Chui-hing Nose
SSamziespace’s exhibition, “Young Video Show Show Show” is a showcase
of art-video works created by young and emerging video artists and
video installation artists. The exhibition first took place in April
and May 2004 at the SSamziespace, and featured a single channel video
projection and three art video installations. The Substation screening
during MAAP will showcase a selection of videos from “Young Video Show
Show Show”, and includes the following artists: Ham Hye Kyung; Park;
Oh Yongseok; Choi Sung-ho; Yeom Jung-won; Choi Jea-hoon; Kim Gye-joong
Chun ji-woon & Yahpp; Jayang Kangjangje; and Lee Jung-seok.
SSamziespace is an alternative art centre dedicated to progressive
Korean art. The facility includes national and international arts
residencies, three galleries, an arts archive office, and a performance
theatre space that has a live Internet broadcasting station called
SSamnet. SSamnet also branches off into an advertisement company for
the accessory and clothing fashion company called SSamzie Co.
Initiated in 2000 as a direct response to the increasing number of
Asian contemporary art exhibitions and events world-wide, the Asia Art
Archive (AAA) is the first ever non-profit research centre in Hong Kong
dedicated to documenting the recent history of visual art from the
region within an international context. Its first executive director,
Claire Hsu, founded the Asia Art Archive in collaboration with Chang
Tsong-zung and Ronald Arculli.
To ensure continued support for, and promote understanding of,
contemporary Asian art, the Archive believes that it is of the utmost
importance to acquire, collate and catalogue material in this area and
make its holdings easily accessible.
From its 2500 sq-ft. office and library, and via its website, the AAA
provides all those with an interest in this vastly rich subject, from
museums and collectors to specialists and students, with the first
comprehensive and detailed user-friendly research centre for
contemporary Asian art.
The Asia Art Archive is building its initial collections by region. The
AAA has been focusing on acquiring all printed material from China,
Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao, and will focus on two or more new
countries each year, to include Southeast Asia and South Asia.
With a Board of Directors and an Academic Advisory Board made up of
noted curators and critics, the Asia Art Archive acts not only as a
valuable resource and information centre, but as a network for those in
the contemporary Asian art field. By attending and participating in
important exhibitions relating to art from Asia world-wide, the AAA
also plays an active role in recording events as they take place.
The Substation is located at:
45 Armenian Street
tel: 65 6337 7535
fax: 65 6337 2729
Sunday, October 24, 2004
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