Held at the Asia Art Archive Library in Hong Kong, each object in the Mapping Asia exhibition was given its own display solution appropriate for its distinctive qualities. Most materials were arranged along one wall, framed by windows displaying the Hong Kong cityscape, in a constellation of nooks and shelves. This system was inspired by the local context of its site—Hong Kong’s Hollywood Road neighborhood—known for its elaborate shop displays full of vernacular shelving, niches, and vitrines.
The exhibition also featured a guidebook, with each page corresponding to an exhibited object. Visitors were invited to collect other programming and event materials and clip them to the guidebook itself, which over time would generate a comprehensive archive of the project, unifying two distinct material formats.
Photography by Asia Art Archive