It Begins with a Story: Zine Conversation and Workshop


Sunday, June 11, 2017
Asia Art Archive in America
Photos by Hilary Chassé

A conversation and zine-making workshop with artists Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez and Ashley Billingsley, and AAA Researcher Chương-Đài Võ. The conversation focused on the zine as an art form and its appeal to artists and readers in a time of digital media and mass circulation. Dialynas Sanchez and Billingsley will share their experience working on Coming Soon! and the zine as an on-going project of l’éclair, a nomadic curatorial platform founded by Dialynas Sanchez and Emma Perrochon. The conversation was followed by a workshop during which participants were invited to create zines as a social activity.

This event is part of a series of programs leading up to Asia Art Archives’s symposium, “It Begins with a Story: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia”, co-hosted by The University of Hong Kong in January 2018.

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Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez is a French artist of Cretan, Spanish and Vietnamese heritage, currently based in Paris and Sète. He graduated from Arts & Design School of Dijon (ENSAD, 2008). He completed a post-diploma in visual arts in Lyon, under the direction of Jean-Pierre Rehm (ENBAL, 2008/2009), and a post-master program in Shanghai managed by Paul Devautour (L’École Offshore, 2013/2014). His first solo show took place at Suffusive Art Gallery in Hanoi (2007). His paintings have been included in Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste and The artist as a collector, both curated by Olivier Mosset at Le Magasin, CNAC of Grenoble (2009); Museum of Fine Arts of La chaux de fond (2010); and Museum of Contemporary Arts of Tucson (MOCA) in Arizona (2010/2011). He took part in an exhibition about globalization and tourism titled Cosmotopia at Le Commun, BAC of Geneva (2012), in which he showed work made in response to his time spent in Vietnam.

Ashley Billingsley‘s drawings, paintings and installations address landscape as site of human vulnerability. Using formal strategies such as repetition, discontinuity and spatial ambiguity, she undermines the understanding of the whole and points to larger questions concerning navigation and meaning in conditions more complex and changeable than we can fully access. Current projects include Reverse River, a series of paintings excerpting fragments of the Cambodian landscape along the Tonlé Sap River; and Fire in Woods, graphite drawings inspired by a scene in Akira Kurosawa’s epic 1954 film, Seven Samurai.  She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before completing a BFA at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and an MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University combined degree program. Select exhibitions include Nuanced: Open-Endedness, Capaciousness and Other Provocative Conditions of Making at Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, MA; Exchange Codes at the Mills Gallery in Boston, MA; An Aesthetics of Slowness at Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City, NY; and On the Streets, an exhibition sponsored by apexart, NY at JavaArts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Chương-Đài Võ is a Researcher at Asia Art Archive. She specializes in modern and contemporary art related to Southeast Asia. She was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, she has received fellowships and grants from Asian Cultural Council, Fulbright Program, National Endowment for the Humanities, and University of California Pacific Rim Research Program. Her curatorial work has been supported by apexart, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, and the Boston-area New Art Center. She has a PhD from University of California, San Diego, and a BA from Johns Hopkins University.

Image caption: Image by David Kelley for Coming Soon!, 2014, co-curated by Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez and Ashley Billingsley. Courtesy of l’éclair.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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ARTISTS, CRITICS, CURATORS, AND OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

Aisha Khalid, Aki Onda, Aki Sasamoto, Alexander Keefe, Alexandra Chang, Alexandra Munroe, Alf Chang, Amy Lien, Amy WOOD, Annysa Ng, Anthony Tino, Anthony Yung, Arin Rungjang, Ashley Billingsley, Ashok Sukumaran, Bahar Behbahani, Bahar Behbani, Bani Abadi, Bani Abidi, Barbara London, Benjamin Moskowitz, Beth Citron, Betsy Damon, Bing Lee, Birgit DONKER, Boon Hui Tan, Boris Groys, Brinda Kumar, Cai Guoqiang, CAMP, Cao Fei, Casey Tang, Chang Chao Tang, Chang Yuchen, Chen Chieh-jen, Chen Tong, Chen Wei-ching, Chen Xiaomei, Chihoi, Chitra Ganesh, Chris Wu, Christoph NOE, Christopher Ho, Christopher K. Ho, Christopher Phillips, Chương-Đài Võ, Cici Wu, Cooperativa Cráter Invertido, Cosmin Costinas, David Smith, Desire Machine Collective, Dinh Q Le, dmp editions, Dooeun Choi, DREAMER FTY, Ei Arakawa, Eleanor Heartney, Enzo Camacho, EPOXY Art Group, Erin Gleeson, Eugene Wang, Fang Lu, Farah Wardani, Fei Dawei, FENG Yuan(馮原), Franklin Furnace, Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez, Fully Booked, Furen Dai, fwf, Gao Shiming, Gianni Jetzer, Glenn Phillips, Go Hirasawa, Hajra Waheed, Hammad Nasar, Heman Chong, Herb Tam, Hiroko Tasaka, Hitomi Iwasaki, Ho Tzu Nyen, Howie Chen, Hsu Chia-Wei, Huang Chien-Hung, Huang Hua-Chen, Huang Po-chih, HUANG Xiaopeng, I-Hua Lee, Il Lee, Ingrid Chu, Interference Archive, Jaeyong Park, Jane DeBevoise, Jean-Hubert Martin, Jen Hoyer, Jen Liu, Jennifer Davis, Jewyo Rhii, Joan Lebold Cohen, Joanne, John Pirozzi, John Tain, José Maceda, Julian Ross, Jun Yang, June Yap, Kaho Albert Yu, Katherine Grube, Kim Yong-Ik, Kimia Maleki, Kit Yi Wong, Koki Tanaka, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Laurel Ptak, Lê Thuận Uyên, Lee Kit, Lee Mingwei, Lee Weng Choy, Lesley Ma, Levi Easterbrooks, Li Ming, Li Ran, Li Xiaofei, Liang Jianhua, Lin Yilin, LinDa Saphan, Lisa Ross, Liu Ding, Liu Shiyuan, Louiza Ho, Lynn Gumpert, Lyno Vuth, Maline Yim, Mao Chenyu, MAP Office, Margaret Lee, Margo Machida, Mariam Ghani, Martha Wilson, Marvin Taylor, Meghan Forbes, Meiya Cheng, Mel Bochner, Miao Ying, Michelle Wong, Michelle Yun, Midori Yoshimoto, Ming Fay, Minoru Yoshida, Miwako Tezuka, Moe Satt, Morgan Wong, Mukaddas Mijit, Murtaza Vali, Museum of Unknown, Nadim Abbas, Naeem Mohaiemen, Nate Hun, Nico Baumbach, Nikhil Raunak, Nonny de la Peña, Nora Taylor, nos:books, Ocean Leung, Onejoon Che, Pad.ma, Pak Sheung Chuen, Pan An-yi, Park Chankyong, Passenger Pigeon Press, Patty Chang, Pi Li, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Prem Krishnamurthy, Qiu Anxiong, Qiu Deshu, Qiu Zhijie, Rabbya Naseer, Rania Ho, Raqs Media Collective, Reiko Tomii, Richard Vine, Rina Banerjee, Risha Lee, Rob Smith, Roslisham Ismail a.k.a. Ise, Ruijun Shen, Ryan Lee Wong, Saadia Toor, Sabih Mohd Ahmed, Sadya Mizan, Sam Hart, Samita Sinha, Samsom Young, Samson Young, Sareth Svay, Sean Anderson, Sen Uesaki, Shaina Anand, Shanta Rao, Sharmini Pereira, Shauba Chang, Shen Xin, Shiraga Kazuo, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Simon Leung (梁碩恩), Simon Wu, Sming Sming Books, Sohl Lee, Son Ni, Song Dong, Sopheap Pich, Stephanie Comilang, Stephanie H. Tung, Stephen Teiser, Su Hui-Yu, Su Yu-Hsien, Sung Hwan Kim, Sunghee Lee, Tabaimo, Takahiko Iimura, Takako Tanabe, Takeshi Ikeda, Tammy Nguyen, Tang Kwok Hin, Taro Hanaga, Teresa Kwong, The Dunhuang Foundation, The Otolith Group, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Tiffany Chung, Tishan Hsu, Tobias Madison, Tom Looser, Trần Minh Đức, Uli Sigg, Umber Majeed, Vivian Sming, Wang Jianwei, Wang Jing, Wang Wei, Wang Xu, Waterfall, William LIM, Work on Work, Wu Shanzhuan, Xiaoyu Weng, Xie Xiaoze, Xin Wang, Xu Bing, Xu Tan, YANG Jiechang, Yang Wang, Yin Xiuzhen, Ying Kwok, Yoon Hwan Bae, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Yu Cheng-Ta, Yung MA, Zhang Hongtu, Zhang Peili, Zheng Shengtian, Zhenzhen Qi, Zhou Tao, Ziying Duan, Zoe Butt