CHAN-DAVIES ART PRIZE
3 - 29 March 2018
OPENING: Saturday, 3 March 2018 at 2pm
The Chan-Davies Art Prize, sponsored by the founders of Chan + Hori Contemporary, is in its fourth year. Two prizes are awarded annually, designed to give substantial financial support to graduating students in their first year after graduating - with the objective of encouraging experimentation in their practices, resulting in a solo exhibition.
For 2017 the awardees selected and presented, Goh Abigail (BA (Hons) Fine Arts) and Angela Chong (MA Fine Arts), are artists working with challenging, non-traditional media such as sound, light, found materials and the mass media to project the ephemeral.
“I want to imagine we are at a position to affect the making of historicism. As individuals, we may not be at a position to prevent atrocities and damages done to our fellowmen, women, and children but collectively we should have the capacity to change what and how they are remembered. Rather than saying ‘we’ do not care enough; or the crisis is not ‘our’ problem, I believe ‘we’ as collective, can change these preconceived notions of the ‘other’ and accept the multitude in histories, our common realities.”
continuation (and rests) between spaces
“There is also an idea that every container of space (from boxes, rooms, to buildings) can serve as an ‘instrument’ that fascinates me. The quiet humming from a vase differs from the low humming from a pipe due to their materiality and forms. I collect these sound-objects and piece them together as apparatuses that creates unique listening situations for different ears.”