AAA in A maintains a non-circulating Reading Room collection that is open to the public free of charge. This collection comprises over 5000 monographs, exhibition catalogues, reference books, periodicals, and audio-visual materials about contemporary art from and of Asia. The Reading Room also serves as an onsite access point to the over 55,000 digitized records of primary source material from AAA’s digital research collection, including photographs, letters, writing, ephemera, and video documentation. 

The Reading Room is open by appointment, Monday through Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm. Wi-Fi, a scanner, and a photocopier are available. Search through our Reading Room collection’s online catalog via keyword, author, or artist below:


and the epic did not happen!

Zhongguo Meishu Jiaoyu / 中國美術教育

Productive failure: Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories

Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network

Return Engagements: Contemporary Art’s Traumas of Modernity and History in Sài Gòn and Phnom Penh
Việt Lê

Huang Yong Ping

Cover of Eat A Chili by Wei Weng

Eat a Chili

by Wei Weng

Cover of History Has Failed Us, but No Matter

History Has Failed Us, but No Matter

Cover of Social Realism in the Philippines

Social Realism in the Philippines
by Alice Guillermo

cover of The 70s: Objects, photographs & Documents

The 70s: Objects, photographs & Documents

by Ringo Bunoan

Cover of Art Space Tokyo: An Intimate Guide to the Tokyo Art World

Art Space Tokyo: An Intimate Guide to the Tokyo Art World

Cover of Questionnairing Reality

Questionnairing Reality

by Tongji Philip Qian


cover of Saleem Ahmed: Rani Road

Saleem Ahmed: Rani Road

by Saleem Ahmed

 

cover of Aftershock: Essays from Hong Kong

Aftershock: Essays from Hong Kong

by Holmes Chan

cover of consider the scallion

Consider the Scallion

by Celine Katzman

cover of Now They Wander Together

Now They Wander Together

by Prabhakar Pachpute

cover of The Legend of Mr. Pants

The Legend of Mr. Pants

by Taehee Whang

cover of Vanishing Point: How to disappear in China without a trace

Vanishing Point: How to disappear in China without a trace

by Susanne Bürner

cover of Psychedelics and Technics

Psychedelics and Technics

by Zheng Mahler

cove of Form Studies

Form Studies

by Ayesha Sultana

cover of Manual Práctico Para Sobornar A Un Polícia En Colombia | A Manual, How to Bribe A Cop in Colombia | 哥倫比亞警察行賄手冊

Manual Práctico Para Sobornar A Un Polícia En Colombia | A Manual, How to Bribe A Cop in Colombia | 哥倫比亞警察行賄手冊

by Yunyu Shih

cover of Test Pattern

Test Pattern

by Cem Eskinazi

cover of Bastard Cookbook: The Odious Smell of Truth

Bastard Cookbook: The Odious Smell of Truth

by Antto Melasniemi


and the epic did not happen!

cover ofSamson Young: Pastoral Music

Samson Young: Pastoral Music

cover of Rasheed Araeen: Going East, Again

Rasheed Araeen: Going East, Again

by Rasheed Araeen

 

cover of With Chinese Eyes: Xing Danwen

With Chinese Eyes: Xing Danwen

by Xing Danwen

cover of Ark of Martyrs

Ark of Martyrs

by Allan deSouza

cover of Boedi Widjaja: Declaration of

Boedi Widjaja: Declaration of

by Boedi Widjaja

cover of Jung Jungyeob, 정정엽

Jung Jungyeob, 정정엽

by Jung Jungyeob

cover of Huang Rui – The Stars Period of 1977-1984

Huang Rui – The Stars Period of 1977-1984

cover of Mrinalini Mukherjee

Mrinalini Mukherjee

by Shanay Jhaveri

cover of Bani Abidi: videos, photographs & drawings

Bani Abidi: videos, photographs & drawings

cover of FX HARSONO: Writing in the Rain

Fx Harsono: Writing in the Rain

cover of Agus Suwage: Room of Mine

Agus Suwage: Room of Mine

cover of Cao Fei: Journey, 曹斐: 旅程

Cao Fei: Journey, 曹斐: 旅程


cover of cover of Gwangju Biennale 2006: Fever Variations vol. I

Gwangju Biennale 2006: Fever Variations vol. I

cover of Yokohama 2001: International Triennale of Contemporary Art

Yokohama 2001: International Triennale of Contemporary Art

cover of Histories of the Future: Showcasing Cambodia's Contemporary Art Links with Australia

Histories of the Future: Showcasing Cambodia’s Contemporary Art Links with Australia

by Dana Langlois

cover of The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology

The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology

cover of Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York

Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York

by Ryan Wong

cover of Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives

Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives

by Prasannan Parthasarathi

cover of Out Of the Red: The New Emerging Generation of Chinese Photographers

Out Of the Red: The New Emerging Generation of Chinese Photographers

cover of After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History

cover of Generation 1.5

Generation 1.5


Productive failure: Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories

Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network

cover of Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018

Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018

by Ken Lum

cover of A history of exhibitions: Shanghai, 1979-2006

A history of exhibitions: Shanghai, 1979-2006

by Biljana Ciric

cover of Exhibition as Social Intervention: 'Culture in Action' 1993

Exhibition as Social Intervention: ‘Culture in Action’ 1993

by Helmut Draxler

cover of Writing the modern : selected texts on art & art history in Singapore, Malaysia & Southeast Asia, 1973-2015

Writing the modern : selected texts on art & art history in Singapore, Malaysia & Southeast Asia, 1973-2015

by T. K. Sabapathy

cover of Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism

Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism

by Trinh T. Minh-ha

cover of The Intimacies of Four Continents

The Intimacies of Four Continents

by Lisa Lowe

cover of Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art

Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art

cover of Chinese Avant-Garde Photography Since 1990 / 1990以來的中國先鋒攝影

Chinese Avant-Garde Photography Since 1990 / 1990以來的中國先鋒攝影

by Zhu Qi