The Asia Art Archive (AAA) is exhibiting a diverse group of contemporary artworks that will be sold at its fund-raising auction next week. More than 50 works will be on display free to the public at the Sotheby's offices in Admiralty from Monday to Thursday. The works represent a range of styles and mediums - from oil paintings to photographs to objects - and give a good overview of the contemporary art being sold in the upmarket galleries of Central and Soho. A piece from the series We are good at everything except for speaking mandarin. PRD by Yang Jiechang will be on display. Other works in his series form a centrepiece at the Guangzhou Triennial taking place now at the Guangdong Museum of Art. Guangdong-born Yang pokes fun at the regional differences and stereotypes that exist in China. Tu Wei-cheng's works are also playful. The Taiwanese artist has created objects from a fabricated culture which he calls Bu Num Civilisation. He takes modern gadgets like mobile phones and makes them seem like ancient objects found in an archaeological dig. Yang, Tu and the other artists have donated their works to the AAA. The proceeds from the auction will support the activities of the AAA, a registered charity that aims to raise public awareness and understanding of Asian art. Founded in 2000, it is Hong Kong's first non-profit research centre to document the development of visual art in the region. The AAA office, archive and library is located in Central and is open to the public from Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. It has an excellent collection of reference books and journals on Asian art, and a small selection of hard-to-find books on sale. AAA also hosts educational talks by experts in the field that are open to the public. You can sign up for their e-mail newsletter at www.aaa.org.hk which provides details on global exhibitions and art events, and is full of information about the art of the region. The AAA is at 2/F, 8 Wah Koon Building, 181-191 Hollywood Road. Sotheby's is at Tower 1, 31/F, Pacific Place and is open from 9.30am to 6pm.