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Asia Art Archive: Art Schools from Asia: Three Case Studies

Shapes of Knowledge

9 February – 13 April 2019

Asia Art Archive’s contribution to Shapes of Knowledge began with the question: how do the activities of art schools impact the history of art? AAA presented an exhibition display and series of lectures and workshops that drew on their recent research into the pedagogical models used by art schools throughout Asia. The focus was placed on the following schools: Bigakkō in Japan, Baroda in India, and Zhejian in China. AAA presented two lectures as part of MADA’s Art Forum series which are open to the public, along with workshops devised specifically for students that involved them undertaking some of the assignments and exercises that came to define these experimental art schools.

About the Organisation:
Asia Art Archive (AAA) is a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia. AAA 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 Asian region. With one of the most valuable collections of material on art freely available from its website and onsite library in Hong Kong, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency and educational programs.

Artist Publication/Further Reading:
Asia Art Archive 15 Invitations for 15 Years
A special programme series featuring exhibitions, projects, written works, performances, a blog, and set of e-dossiers marking Asia Art Archive's fifteen-year anniversary.
Available online as ebook here

Image: Asia Art Archive, Art Schools from Asia: Three Case Studies, 2019. Shapes of Knowledge, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2019. Photo: Christian Capurro

Related Programs
VIDEO: MADA Art Forum, Asia Art Archive, Art Schools from Asia (Part 1—Japan)

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 1–2pm

VIDEO: MADA Art Forum, Asia Art Archive, Art Schools from Asia (Part 2—China)

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 1–2pm

Installation Views
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