Talking Archive | Wong Wai Yin

The Hong Kong-based artist and 2011 AAA resident invites a psychic medium to uncover the "true opinions" behind the material in AAA's Collection by speaking to them, with his findings being shown as in the form of a video and site-specific installation.

15 Invitations for 15 Years (2016) by Asia Art ArchiveAsia Art Archive


A special programme series featuring exhibitions, projects, written works, performances, a blog, and publication marking Asia Art Archive's 15-year anniversary.

Wong Wai Yin | Talking Archive (2016) by Wong Wai YinAsia Art Archive

Talking Archive

Talking Archive is a project developed by Hong Kong-based artist Wong Wai Yin around a psychic medium and animal communicator who talks to objects and spaces. Wong invites the medium to speak to various sites within Asia Art Archive and its collection in order to uncover their 'true opinions'. The medium directs questions to various AAA materials to include: as a historical document, how do you think history should be invented? As one of the oldest documents in AAA's collection, what do you think is the most valuable accomplishment by the organisation in the last 15 years?  The findings will be presented in the AAA library in the form of a video and site-specific installation. A complementary exhibition by Wong Wai Yin 'Without Trying' continues at Hong Kong's Spring Workshop through Sunday, 23 October.

Wong Wai Yin | Talking Archive by Wong Wai YinAsia Art Archive

Wong Wai Yin

Wong Wai Yin is an artist who lives and works in Hong Kong. Her solo exhibitions include '"But is it Art?" "I know but I don't know."' (2013), Hong Kong; 'From Wong Wai Yin’s Collection to the Hong Kong Art Archive' (2011), Hong Kong; and 'L'Écume des choses' (2009), Observation Society, Guangzhou. She has participated in group exhibitions including 'A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations' (2015), Para Site, Hong Kong; 'Mobile M+: Yau Ma Tei' (2012), Hong Kong;  Taipei Biennial (2010), Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei; and 'One Degree of Separation' (2009), Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, among others.

Wong Wai Yin | Talking Archive (2016) by Wong Wai YinAsia Art Archive

Wong Wai Yin | Talking Archive by Wong Wai YinAsia Art Archive

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15 Invitations for 15 Years is supported by the S. H. Ho Foundation Limited, the C. K. & Kay Ho Foundation, and The Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

The programme is part of the ADC 20th Anniversary Celebration Series. Special thanks to Hani Charaf, Kemistry Design.

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