A Question of Evidence
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2008


A Question of Evidence presents artists and cultural practitioners from mainly South and Central Asia that engage with or comment upon the difficulty of creating, collecting, and disseminating evidence-based material around issues such as identity politics, democratic change, and the free circulation of forms of expression and (self-)representation. As "narrations of urgency", the works in the exhibition often present multiple perspectives on conflicted or rapidly changing realities, whilst investigating the hybrid nature of the evidence, as being something which is highly constructed, personalized, even possibly fake or poetic, contested or cryptic–its authenticity depending foremost on the credibility of the witness and the narrator.

The exhibition incorporates a variety of artistic and cultural approaches - including moving image, photography, text, archival material, installation, architecture, and performance-that encompass diverse viewpoints on the nature and function of representation in the face of “real” events and socio-political circumstances. The specific artistic contributions also examine the potentials of an aesthetic of the political.

The publication is published on occasion of the exhibtion  "A Question of Evidence" at TBA21 in Vienna.
Book orders
English, 180 pages
ISBN 978-3-86560-596-6
Edited by
Daniela Zyman and Diana Baldon
Texts by
T. J. Demos, Raqs Media Collective, Charles Merewether, Sybille Krämer, Keiko Sei, Gabrielle Cram, Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam, Diana Baldon, Tashi Tsering, Daniela Zyman
Amar Kanwar (India), Raqs Media Collective (India), Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam (India/Tibetan in Exile), Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller (Germany) in collaboration with the Cybermohalla Ensemble (India), Marine Hugonnier (France/UK), Pak Sheung Chuen (Hong Kong), Heman Chong (Singapore), Khin Khin Su (Burma), Gonkar Gyatso (Tibetan in Exile/UK), Qiu Zhijie (China) 
With a special project by Do Ho Suh