Chan + Hori Contemporary aims to provoke, challenge and stimulate the Singapore and Southeast Asia community through diverse and inclusive events connecting contemporary art with our everyday lives. Artistic vision and a high quality of engagement with public audience lies at the core of its mission.
Encouraging curatorial experimentation and discussion platforms, Chan + Hori highlights both processes and ideas. Dedicated to both emerging and established artists, it is also open to exploring different disciplines and artistic expressions aside from visual arts, such as performance and fashion.
In addition to Chan + Hori’s strong focus on building sustainable relationships with international public and private collections, the gallery provides a professional infrastructure for its exclusive artists to support their careers in all relevant aspects - including regular exhibitions, management of large-scale productions, overseas opportunities and collaborations with institutions.
Chan + Hori opened its doors in Block 6, Gillman Barracks, in February 2017. Since then, it has continually showcased pioneering and vibrant contemporary art from Singapore, the region and the world.
Chan + Hori has aligned itself with current national and international art and culture discourses, actively collaborating with artists, institutions, art councils and corporate entities. It involves art in everyday experiences through newly commissioned works for open spaces, special exhibitions on pertinent socio-political themes and programmes such as dialogues and discussions to instigate new thoughts and opinions.
A key example of our Special Projects is the DISINI Festival, outlined below.
Held in collaboration with the National Arts Council (NAC), DISINI is a large-scale, multidisciplinary visual arts festival consisting of events, exhibitions and engagements with unconventional ideas. Spurred by its locale, it is a ground-up initiative that borrows its name from the Malay adverb di sini, meaning ‘over here.’ It invites artists, culture makers and the public to activate thoughts embedded in the landscapes surrounding Gillman Barracks – its precinct of residence.
To find out more about DISINI Festival, visit www.disini.art
Chan Hampe Galleries has been rebranded as Chan + Hori Contemporary as of 14th February 2017.