Founded in 2000, Asia Art Archive (AAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting the recent history of visual art from the region with an international context. Its mission is to collect, preserve and make information on contemporary Asian art easily accessible in order to facilitate understanding, research and writing in the field. AAA endeavours to be pro-active in instigating dialogue and critical thinking through the regular initiation of educational and public programs, and in introducing as wide an audience as possible to this rich and free-of-charge resource.
As the official educational partner for the 4th year in a row, AAA presented "Backroom Conversations" during ART HK 11, an exciting series of discussions with leading experts and practitioners in the contemporary art field. New to the program, the "Inaugural Burger Collection Keynote Lecture" honours a significant voice in the field today and "Open Platform" selects projects from around the world that demand to be heard.
Co-Founder and Executive Director Claire Hsu will give us an introduction on the founding of AAA, its current progress and future development to meet the needs of art professionals and the public. Claire has participated as a speaker in a number of forums around the world and sits on the Museum Committee for the West Kowloon Cultural District; the Board of The Foundation for Arts Initiatives, New York; Advisory Board for "Yishu" Magazine; and the Advisory Committee of the Academy of Visual Art of HK Baptist University. She was a recipient of the RBS Coutts/Financial Times Women in Asia Awards in 2009; and was included in the Art Review’s Power 100 List in 2009 and 2010.
Susanna Chung, Head of Operations, and Head of Learning and Participation will guide us on a tour of AAA’s facilities, including their 32,000-volume library. Susanna is a grantee of Asian Cultural Council in 2010 for conducting research on art management, with a particular focus on audience development in contemporary art, specifically in museums, organizations and art centres in the United States.
Do join us for an inside look at this young and dynamic organization!