Absolute Humidity is a new limited-edition volume featuring over thirty conversations with contemporary artists practicing in the Asia-Pacific region. The publication, edited by Brisbane-based curator and writer Tess Maunder, addresses the conditions that many artists are working under today; trans-national relationships, ecological threats, exploitation, anxiety, sovereignty, politics, identity, disputed territories and the shifting weather.
Join publication editor Tess Maunder, artist Chantal Fraser and artist and curator Katina Davidson for a discussion about the research project behind the publication and the collaborative process of bringing these important conversations together.
Absolute Humidity is published by Hardworking/Goodlooking (New York/Manila) and includes contributions by Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Angela Tiatia, Ayesha Jatoi, Bahar Behbahani, Bonita Ely, Brenda L. Croft, Brian Robinson, Chantal Fraser, Drew Kahu’āina Broderick, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Gulf Labor, Hitman Gurung, Ho Rui An, Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, Karrabing Film Collective, Lantian Xie, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, Liu Yujia, Lucreccia Quintanilla, MAP Office, Okin Collective, Prasad Shetty, Raqs Media Collective, Ravi Agarwal, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rupali Gupte, Sid M Dueñas, Sheelasha Rajbhandari, Taloi Havini, Tintin Wulia, Tita Salina, Trevor Yeung, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, and Zheng Bo.
The publication is made possible with the support of Australia Council for the Arts, Asialink, and Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.