Why You Like This

Angie Pai

Why You Like This
Chaos Editions
31 March 2023

Why You Like This

Angie Pai

‘Why You Like This’ takes readers on a journey through a decade’s worth of artist Angie Pai's creative pursuits, featuring 11 written responses from significant influences of the artist, memorabilia from the Pai Family Archive dating back to the 1930s, and highlights notable collaborations over the years.

The outstanding list of contributing writers include Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung, James J. Robinson, Jason Phu, Leah Jing McIntosh, Lily Goodwin, Panda Wong, Sebastian Henry-Jones, Tasha Tylee, Con Gerakaris, and Damian Smith among others. These key figures of the Asian-Australian community provide valuable commentary and insight that is relevant not only to Pai, but to artists of culturally diverse backgrounds.

'My practice has undergone many changes — the most notable shift is the intentionality I now hold in my approach to creating. I once feared that studying psychology would lead me to a crossroads where I would have to choose between art and psychology. I have since realised that these paths intertwine in unexpected ways and nurture each other. This book reflects these journeys, overlaps and intersections of my practice — we hope it will be an intimate offering to anyone who chooses to peruse its pages.' — Pai (2023)

Co-produced by Angie Pai and Eliza Jung, guest edited by Panda Wong, and designed by Lachlan Siu. Published by Chaos Editions in Melbourne, Australia.

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