Asia Art Archive

Asia Art Archive (AAA) has contributed approximately 10,000 images of contemporary Asian art to the Artstor Digital Library.

 

The images have been selected from the Archive's extensive collection of material related to contemporary artists in several Asian countries including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, India, and Pakistan, as well as artists of Asian descent active worldwide and artists of non-Asian descent living in Asia. Selections from the portfolios of individual artists are included, as well as materials from personal archives donated by artists, art historians, and critics, such as Roberto Chabet, Lu Peng, Wu Shanzhuan, and Zhang Xiaogang. The Archive also provides documentation of contemporary art installations and art events (exhibitions, biennials, triennials, etc.) from across Asia.


Based in Hong Kong, Asia Art Archive is a non-profit organization and registered charity dedicated to the documentation of the recent history of visual art from Asia within an international context. Initiated in 2000, AAA's 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 has active researchers stationed throughout the region, and they have amassed one of the world's leading collections of primary and secondary source material on contemporary Asian art, with exhibition catalogues, monographs, reference books, periodicals, audio-visual content, invitation cards, leaflets, and press clippings. Accessibility to the Archive is fundamental to AAA’s vision and is strengthened by an ever increasing digital presence.  AAA also organizes educational and public programs, including lectures, talks, and symposia that are free and open to the public, encouraging teachers, students, and art professionals to actively use this rich resource to support their teaching, research, writing, and other art related activities.