This publication is the outcome of a touring assembly platform
bringing together writers, curators, and art practitioners to reflect on exhibition
practices and histories in China and Southeast Asia.
The book From a History of Exhibitions Towards a Future of
Exhibition-Making: China and Southeast Asia is the result of
various ongoing assembly platforms linked together under the same name,
all organized and initiated by Biljana Ciric and hosted by St Paul St
Gallery AUT (2013), Rockbund Art Museum (2018), and Guangdong Times Museum
(2019). The texts presented in this book are the result of research
undertaken by different writers, curators, and art practitioners in
Southeast Asia, revisiting the importance of exhibitions as a form and
medium presented at assemblies.
The book's contributions explore how exhibitions can be read and
understood across different social and cultural contexts, highlighting
differences within the region, whilst also inviting new approaches and
methodologies to pinpoint areas for comparative forms of research. The
book draws further awareness towards the specificity and diversity of
practices found within Asia—thereby looking to contribute decisively
towards a (re)mapping of exhibition practices and histories using the
different perspectives and local contexts found in this region.
Published following the eponymous assembly platforms held at St Paul St
Gallery – Auckland Art Gallery, August 7–9, 2013; Rockbund Art
Museum, November 24–25, 2018; and Guangdong Times Museum December 14–15,
Edited by Biljana Ciric.
Contributions by Zdenka Badovinac, Zoe Butt, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Biljana
Ciric, Liu Di, Patrick D. Flores, Erin Glesson, Julia Hartmann, Nathalie
Johnson, Carlos Quijon Jr., Jo Lene Ong, Grace Samboh, Alice Sarmiento,
Nhung Walsh, Yu Wei, Seng Yujin, Zhong Yuling, Maggie J. Zheng, Wang
Published with Guangdong Times Museum; Rockbund Art Museum; St Paul St
Gallery – Auckland Art Gallery.