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Triennial City: Localising Asian Art

Kennedy, Beccy; Mitha, Alnoor and Wainwright, Leon eds. (2014). Triennial City: Localising Asian Art. Manchester: Cornerhouse.

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Since its establishment in 2008, the Asia Triennial Manchester has brought international artists, curators, art critics and audiences to Manchester, co-ordinating a network of galleries that presents the art of contemporary Asia and its diaspora. This collection of new writing explores how the process of localising Asia in Manchester contributes to the contemporary transformations of art and urban space, and the global development of biennial and triennial culture at large.

Triennial City: Localising Asian Art provides critical perspectives on the history and future of the art of Asia as it traverses national and regional lines, and sets out what is at stake in the staging of this major ongoing cyclical art programme. It shows how Manchester’s deep global connections, industrial past and migratory experience are reconfigured in the present by engaging new publics in the city, and the diverse ways that triennial culture may serve to inaugurate the city itself. Vividly illustrated and argued, the book comprises a range of contributions from artists, academics, arts organisers and curators from around the globe, presented with an authoritative introductory essay.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2014 Cornerhouse Publications
ISBN: 0-9569571-8-8, 978-0-9569571-8-4
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Asia Triennial Manchester 11Not SetArts Council England
Extra Information: Contributors: Jai Chuhan, Clarissa Corfe, Steven Gartside, Paul Gladston, He Hai (Utopia Group), Alice Ming Wai Jim, Hwa Young Jung, Kwong Lee, Weng Choy Lee, Daksha Patel, Rajesh Punj, Ming Turner.

Published retrospectively after Asia Triennial Manchester 11, 1 October – 27 November 2011.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 40478
Depositing User: Leon Wainwright
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 12:46
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 21:55
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