Title and Statement of Responsiblity

Fragments From a Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia / By Ho Tzu Nyen; Design: 3-ply, Toby Tam, and Biljana Ciric. 


Ho Tzu Nyen (b.1976), artist (has creator)

Access status


Edition Statement:

[1st edition]

Publication Statement

Paris, France : 3-ply & Kadist Art Foundation , 2016


Scope and Content

Fragments from a critical dictionary of Southeast Asia  collates extracts from HO Tzu Nyen 's open-ended research project which speculates about responses to the question 'What consititutes the unity of the region?' and proposes key concepts and histories, and mutating alphabetetised schemas, that resonate beyond boundries of nation states. The research project developed out of a residency undertaken by the artist at the Asia Art Archive in 2013. 

It was a contribution to the exhibition 'Habits and customs of ___ are so different from ours that we visit them with the same sentiment that we visit exhibitions'  held at the Kadist Foundation in 2006 and published as part of the exhibition catalogue. 

Content Extent

24 pages

Content Type

text , still image

Language Information

Latin (has script)

Management and Use

Conditions on Access

The publication is accessible in the CFCCA Archive & Library searchroom by appointment.


Representation Type


Record Resource Extent


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Related People and Organisations

Ho Tzu Nyen (b.1976), artist (has creator)
Biljana, Ciric, 1977-, curator (has contributor)
3-ply (has publisher)
Kadist Art Foundation, (2001-) (has publisher)

Related places

France (is associated with)
Paris (is associated with)

Related Terms

Open (has access status)
monographs (has form of work)
text (has content type)
still images (has content type)
English (has or had language)
Latin (has script)
monochrome (has colour content)
Silent (has sound content)
Photographs (has illustrative content)
Illustrations (has illustrative content)
unmediated (has representation type)
volumes (has form of carrier)


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