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Asia Art Archive workshop led by Anthony Yung, Senior Researcher

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Thursday 4 April, 10.30am-12pm
MUMA | Monash University Museum of Art
Ground Floor, Building F
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
FREE /// All welcome

This workshop will consist of two parts. The first part is a general introduction to Asia Art Archive (AAA) and its research projects in China. Home to one of the largest collections of research materials on recent art from Asia, AAA endeavors to catalyze new ideas by sharing knowledge and building tools and communities through research, residency, and educational programs. Instrumental in developing AAA’s research collection, Anthony Yung will introduce a selection of AAA’s key projects in China, highlighting the inventiveness, originality, and dynamism of contemporary art practice from the late 1970s to the present. In the second part, Yung will present on questions of methodology and research, and facilitate a discussion with workshop participants and how one may find originality and richness while digging into the archive.

Anthony Yung is a senior researcher at Asia Art Archive, specializing in China’s related research projects. He managed AAA’s major research project Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990, which produced 100 interviews with artist, critics, scholars and other participants and collected a large amount of research materials about Chinese contemporary art from late 1970s to early
1990s.

Asia Art Archive is participating in Shapes of Knowledge at Monash University Museum of Art, 9 February – 13 April 2019.

For more information on this workshop with Anthony Yung please contact MUMA’s Senior Curator, Hannah Mathews: hannah.mathews@monash.edu

Image: Asia Art Archive, Class of the Chinese Painting Department at Zhejiang in the 1980s. Image courtesy of Asia Art Archive

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