Crafting Communities: Asia Art Archive celebrates its 20th anniversary with feminist exhibition

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As part of Asia Art Archive’s 20th anniversary celebrations, Womanifesto exhibits the groundbreaking history and development of a feminist biennial programme in Thailand, presented in a virtual exhibition tour on 12 Aug.


Crafting Communities tells the story behind Womanifesto – a creative exchange platform founded by artists for artists. Initiated in Thailand in 1997 and holding biennial events up until 2008, it hosted a mix of local and international female artists from India, Japan, Singapore, USA, Austria and more.

It played a pivotal role to amplify the voices of women in art, especially in culturally conservative Thailand, hosting large-scale outdoor exhibitions, picnics, traditional craft workshops, talks and many more events. Most important, though, was the personal friendships and discussions that came out of it, as the artists hosted each other at their houses and had heartfelt exchanges on what art meant to them.

Pedagogy is one of Womanifesto‘s main themes, the exhibition highlighting exchange between artists and local craftspeople from Boon Bandan Farm in northeast Thailand. Womanifesto is one of three exhibitions which explores the idea of pedagogy in art, a series to celebrate Asia Art Archive’s 20th anniversary.

The exhibition will be temporarily closed from 20 July to 8 August 2020, but there will be an online exhibition tour held on Zoom. It will be led by AAA’s Head of Research, John Tain, with a Q&A by Special Research Project Associate Ali Wong. Here are the details:

Date and time: 12 Aug, 3-4pm.
Webinar ID: 989 1061 2003
Passcode: 723375
Click here for the meeting link.



When: 16 Jul 2020 - 30 Nov 2020 Where: Asia Art Archive Library – 11/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road – Sheung Wan