AIT (Tokyo), 1aspace (Hong Kong), Para/Site Art Space, (Hong Kong), The Substation (Singapore), Big Sky Mind (Manila), Ssamzie Space (Seoul), Plastique Kinetic Worms (Singapore), AIAV, (Yamaguchi), Gallery 4A, (Sydney), Project 304, (Bangkok), ruangrupa (Jakarta), Kick the Machine (Bangkok)
15 September - 23 October 2004
Most of the contemporary art in Asia is shown in independent art spaces. Some of them are artists initiatives, some privately organised, some governmental supported, some censored by the government. Generally, all they have in common is that they are small organisations with a few staff, have no collection and show, promote and advocate the most cutting edge art around. Since Asia seems to lack good governmental art institutions and there are only a few active dealer galleries, these art spaces are the only places for artists to exhibit and for an interested public to see contemporary art.
Asian Artspaces acknowledges that each of these spaces has a different history, ambition, mission and performs under very different circumstances. To illustrate this we invited 20 art spaces from Asia to send us an artwork, a publication, an idea that illustrates the ideology of their space. This can be a work by an artist that is very close to the organisation, it can be a publication from a recent exhibition, but it can also be a curated collection of artwork or artefacts which fulfil the concept.
The only limit is that it has to fit in a FedEx 25kg box.
Invited spaces: AIT (Tokyo), 1aspace (Hong Kong), Para/Site Art Space, (Hong Kong), The Substation (Singapore), ddm warehouse, (Beijing), BizArt, (Shanghai), ITPark (Taipei), Cemeti Art House (Yogyakarta), About Studio / About Café (Bangkok), Big Sky Mind (Manila), LOOP (Seoul), alternative space pool (Seoul), Ssamzie Space (Seoul), Plastique Kinetic Worms (Singapore), AIAV, (Yamaguchi), Gallery 4A, (Sydney), Project 304, (Bangkok), Wondermilk (Kuala Lumpur), ruangrupa (Jakarta)