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Woofer Ten’s AAiR 1 and 2: Community Art Activism archive
Published by Woofer Ten & Kaifong Meeting
The Art/Activist In Residency program was an outgrowth of Hong Kong’s Wooferten artists collective. As the name indicates, the program was concerned with the intersection of politics and art, of cultural workers and their effect on society. These activities were centered around Wooferten’s exhibition space which was located in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.
Both of these books document the various projects (and the invited artists who facilitated them) of the AAiR program that took place between 2011 and 2015. These artists primarily came from the Asian region – Japan, Korea and Taiwan. They approached a variety of topics that included (among other things) squatting, guerilla gardening, and organizing an artists’ trade union.
These books constitutes an important record and may indeed stand in place of the actual projects as most of us did not see or were not involved in these actions; these books therefore make us cognizant of the historical record (while also referring to previous actions or artists of similar persuasions) and continue to make visible a regional example of the way art might work.
It should also be added that Wooferten and its AAiR program well maintained a creative and good humored take on activism despite the inherent seriousness of their mission. This can be noted (for example) in their collection and redistribution of left-over alcohol (Moving Bar Battle) and an initiative to save a fig tree that was inexplicably and wildly growing on the rooftop of a neighborhood building (Save Rooftop Tree 23 Temple Street).
The two books are sold together at a slightly discounted price.
Category: exhibition catalog/archive
Cover: soft cover
Pages: 175(#1) and 132 (#2)
Dimensions: 370 x 250 mm
Medium: soft cover/text/color photography
Bi-lingual: Chinese and English 雙語: 中文與英文
ISBN:978-988-13136-8-3 and 978-988-13136-0-7