LOVE Long 愛話
Robert Indiana and Asia 羅伯特‧印第安納與亞洲
Edited by Miwako Tezuka and ASHK Gallery Team 手塚美和子、亞洲協會香港中心藝術館團隊 編
March 2018
160 pages
10" x 12", 96 illustrations
HK$320 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$45 (Other Countries)
Hardback 978-988-12272-0-1

LOVE Long: Robert Indiana and Asia is published by Asia Society Hong Kong Center on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition. Edited by the curator, Miwako Tezuka, and the Center’s Gallery Team, the book explores text based art through the works of preeminent American artist Robert Indiana in conversation with eight contemporary artists and collectives from Asia: Kutluğ Ataman, *Candy Factory Projets (Takuji Kogo + Young Hae-Chang Heavy Industries), Chim↑Pom, He An, Hung Keung, Charwei Tsai and Xu Bing. The contents of the publication include four essays and a catalogue of the exhibition with over 50 color artwork plates. The publication opens with a curatorial overview essay by Miwako Tezuka, followed by a contribution by Susan Elizabeth Ryan, a foremost Indiana scholar. The subsequent essay by assistant curator Kaitlin Chan reflects on Indiana’s “signs” in a Hong Kong context, preceding a revised version of an essay by artist Xu Bing, whose works are in the exhibition, on the pictographic origins of Chinese characters.

《愛話:羅伯特‧印第安納與亞洲》為亞洲協會香港中心策劃的同名展覽出版。圖錄由客席展人手塚美和子以及中心藝術館團隊編輯,透過美國知名藝術家羅伯特‧印第安納以及八位亞洲藝術家──谷特拉格‧阿塔曼、古郷卓司、張英海重工業、Chim↑Pom、何岸、洪強、蔡佳葳及徐冰──的作品探討以語言為本的藝術。本書配以50多張彩色圖片輯錄展覽作品,同時收錄四篇研究文章,分別為手塚美和子的策展概述、印第安納專研學者Susan Elizabeth Ryan的撰文、助力策展人陳嘉賢根據香港語境對印第安納「標誌」類作品的分析以及參展藝術家徐冰對於漢字象形根源的淺談。

Dr. Miwako Tezuka is Co-Director of PoNJA-GenKon (Post-Nineteen-forty-five Japanese Art Discussion Group), a global online network of scholars, curators, and artists. She is also Consulting Curator of the Reversible Destiny Foundation, a conceptual artist foundation established in New York by Arakawa and Madeline Gins. Formerly Director of the Gallery, Japan Society, New York (2012–15) and Curator of Contemporary Art, Asia Society, New York (2005–2012), she has curated numerous exhibitions, including: Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab (2014), Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori (2013), and Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool (2010), among many others.

手塚美和子博士在2003年創辦網上平台PoNJA-Genkon,供當代日本藝術學者、策展人和研究人員進行交流。她現在亦擔任Reversible Destiny Foundation的顧問策展人。該基金由藝術家荒川和太太Madeline Gins於2010年在紐約成立。手塚此前為紐約日本協會的總監,並曾出任亞洲協會博物館當代藝術部副策展人。