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Asia Art Archive: Workshop led by Anthony Yung, Senior Researcher

Thursday 4 April 2019, 10.30am–12pm
Free entry

For Shapes of Knowledge, Anthony Yung led a workshop in two parts. The first part was 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 endeavours to catalyse new ideas by sharing knowledge and building tools and communities through research, residency and educational programs. Instrumental in developing AAA’s research collection, Yung introduced 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 presented on questions of methodology and research, and facilitated a discussion with workshop participants about how one may find originality and richness while digging into the archive.

Anthony Yung is a senior researcher at Asia Art Archive, specialising 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 the late 1970s to early 1990s.

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

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