AAA Public Programmes Curator Ingrid Chu explores the international phenomenon of the 'art book bag' in a short history of the art book bag (and the things that go in them). Using the last 15 years since AAA began as a guide, the exhibition features 'the things that go in them'—art publications, magazines, and related ephemera—alongside a vast array of these popular totes in the AAA Library.
Contributors include Dan Graham, Jonathan Monk, and Yoko Ono for Art Metropole, Toronto, C&G for Asia Art Archive and Silas Fong, Hong Kong, Rirkrit Tiravanija for DIS and Liz Magic Laser, New York, East of Borneo, Los Angeles, Haegue Yang and Lawrence Weiner for Latitudes, Barcelona, and Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton are featured among many others.
Chu also invites such curators, art book fair organisers, and print and online publishers as Savannah Gorton, Co-Founder & Curator, Forever & Today, Inc. and Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin; Kit Hammonds, Founder & Curator, Vernacular Institute for Art Publishing and Curating; Christina Li, Director, Spring Workshop; and Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Pipeline, who provide insight into the changing modes of knowledge production and circulation. This includes their influence on the recent art of Asia through texts available via a complimentary download-and-printable e-dossier.