Two Artworks By Gen.T Honourees Speak Cryptic And Robert Zhao On Display For Singapore Bicentennial

From Singapore Tatler

Crossing Shores and The Time Tree are the two most recent commissioned public artworks by the Public Art Trust

This bicentennial year has seen a multitude of tributes to the nation through a variety of platforms. And in the spirit of bringing the arts to our heartlands and public spaces, the Public Art Trust (PAC), an initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC), has commissioned three artists to create public artworks that commemorate this key milestone in Singapore's rich and storied history.

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Article posted on 5 September 2019


Singapore Festival to present cuisine, tourism, culture, arts

From Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội will be hosting its first Singapore Festival on March 23-24 with a wide range of cultural activities.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Embassy of Singapore in Hà Nội and the city’s People’s Committee will organise the event.

Ambassador Catherine Wong Siow Ping said she felt happy to be hosting this festival because it would bring Singapore closer to the Vietnamese people, especially Hanoians.

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Article posted on 20 March 2019


Conversation with Jay Ho

Ian Tee from Art and Market

On taking chances and friendships

Jay Ho is a young Singaporean painter working with the elements of process and chance. Since graduating from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 2017, his works have been featured in group exhibitions such as 'Talking Textiles #2' at One East Asia Gallery, 'The Dung Beetle Project' at Chan + Hori Contemporary, as well as 'New Now 2' and 'Conversations on Lack and Excess' at Gajah Gallery Singapore and Jogjakarta.

In this interview, we speak with Jay about the processes behind his work, the role of peer support in a young artist's career and what we can expect for his debut solo exhibition.

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A conversation with Jay Ho

Article posted on 28 February 2019

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Speak Cryptic Little India mural and More than 100 events for Singapore Art Week

The Straits Times by Akshita Nanda

But to his delight, the nearly 40-year-old Siyamala Bookstore has inspired a mural commissioned for Artwalk Little India, a public art project presented by Lasalle College of the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board, with the support of the Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association.

Artwalk Little India will be held from Jan 17 to 28 and is meant to bring to life the history and traditions of Little India, as well as the personal stories of its community. It was first held in 2015 as part of Singapore Art Week and last year featured 17 artworks which attracted 140,000 visitors.

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WHERE: Various locations in Little India

WHEN: Jan 18 to 27

ADMISSION: Walking tours and some performances are free with registration. Go to artwalklittleindia.sg for updates and tickets to workshops

Article posted on 2 January 2018


In The Clouds

ArtWalk Little India

In the Clouds, done in Speak Cryptic’s trademark black and white style, is an interweaving of flowers and patterns found on sari. Chrysanthemums, jasmine flowers, marigolds and orchids are some of the flowers found in garlands, and flowers are a symbol of strength and purity in the Indian culture. The sari, with various intricate designs and patterns, is said to be one of the most graceful dresses of women. A combination of two distinct elements of Indian culture, In the Clouds is a mural that adds a fine, decorative touch to the Park 22 Hotel.

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Title: In The Clouds

Artist: Speak Cryptic (Farizwan Fajari)

Year: 2018/2019

Location: Park 22 Hotel – 60 Kerbau Road Singapore 219184

Medium: Acrylic



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Who: Farizwan Fajari, who is professionally known as Speak Cryptic, is a visual artist. 

What: Inspired by the visual language of comics and underground music, his works revolve around a cast of characters and primarily deals with issues that relate to the human condition. Mostly working with a black-and-white palette, his line work has been featured at Today at Apple and as part of ATYPICAL, a travelling exhibition by Chan + Hori Contemporary in collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board. 

Who: Daniella Tay is an artist who is known for three dimensional hand-painted, paper-cut collages.

What: Traversing the boundaries of painting and craft, abstract and figurative, Danielle produced a large-scale mural in Facebook's Singapore office as part of the tech giant's Artist-in-Residence programme in 2018. Titled 'Elements of Relief', the wall-based work personifies her exploration of alternate cityscapes that are filled with vibrancy and whimsy. 

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Article posted on 3 December 2018


anGie seah for Castles in the Air, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson

Published by BioSpectrum Asia

Castles in the Air is a creative display of artworks capturing the artistic impression of patients with mental health conditions. The patients underwent a series of creative workshop sessions guided by multidisciplinary artist, anGie seah. The creative workshop sessions used art to help individuals cope with the stress and difficulties associated with their conditions. It provided an avenue for patients to express their emotions and feelings through their artwork which may not be necessarily easily expressed in words.

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 Exhibition dates: 16 – 26 October 2018

 Article posted on 24/10/2018

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Atypical Singapore: Homegrown and Local is Focal

Dawn Teo for Popspoken 

Featuring: Gerald Leow, Speak Cryptic, Eugene Soh, anGie seah and Muhammad Izdi

 Atypical Singapore brings a taste of what Singapore’s arts ecosystem is like to the streets overseas. Instead of waiting for travellers to encounter us by chance, this campaign seizes the opportunity to bring multi-sensory art experiences to the people – to engage them in terms of participation and dialogue. Ranging from performance art to GIF animation to sculptures, the works are done by seven contemporary artists handpicked by Khairuddin Hori, the curatorial director and partner of Chan+Hori Contemporary.

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 Group show, ATYPICAL SINGAPORE curated by Khairuddin Hori under Singapore Tourism Board’s newest campaign, Passion Made Possible.

 Exhibition dates: 30 November – 2 December 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar

 Article posted on 21 October 2018.

Link to Chan + Hori Contemporary Artist Exhibition: link


Lugas Syllabus at the Maybank Eco-Weavers Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur

Redzuan Muharam for My Metro

 "From childhood, I loved to paint, but it was just to fill in my free time. However, the interest encouraged me to continue to paint before starting serious with the hobby at the age of 16 years.”

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Group show, Lugas Syllabus for Maybank Eco-Weavers Exhibition at Balai Seni, Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur.

Exhibition Dates: 16 – 26 October 2018

Article posted on 24 October 2018

Link to Chan + Hori Contemporary Artist Exhibition: link

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Kamin Lertchaiprasert, From the Studio Series, DISINI Festival 2018

BSIDE: by Luna

To Kamin, art is a ritualistic practice, and is a form that enables greater understanding of oneself, nature and the world as a whole. We are all one, with our existence intertwined. Besides this, what other beliefs of Kamin Lertchaiprasert inform his artistic practice?

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General Info; Running until 23rd September, DISINI festival and Chan + Hori Contemporary presents its second solo exhibition as part of the From the Studio series. This time the festival features esteemed Thai contemporary artist,

Kamin Lertchaiprasert, solo exhibition , “                        ”.

Exhibition Dates: 28 July - 23 September 2018

Article posted on 25 September 2018

This exhibition is presented as part of DISINI Festival 2018

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“There are More Monsoon Songs Elsewhere”: Thai artist Dusadee Huntrakul on subtle activism at 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok

Megan Miller by Art Radar

Earlier this month, American collector Katherine Ayers-Mannix returned a dozen looted ancient artifacts to the Thai Embassy in Washington D.C. While it is unclear how she obtained the objects, which are believed to be between 1,800 and 4,300 years old and made by an ancient civilization in Ban Chiang, what is certain is an overarching attempt to ratify years of cultural thievery. This comes after a string of investigations into US arts institutions who have hosted Ban Chiang artefacts since their accidental discovery in the 1960s, an event which just might rank as one of the greatest fortuitous findings in archaeology.

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Article of artist Dusadee Huntrakul

The solo exhibition, running from 22 June to 23 September 2018

Article posted on 21 September 2018

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The Gleaming Man is a conversation between the texts of Jeremy Fernando, the paintings of Ruben Pang, and the poems of Lim Lee Ching. Among other things, it is an attempt to meditate on the question of how different forms of work can speak with each other without speaking over — or, even worse, speaking for — an other.

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by Jeremy Fernando  (Author), Lee Ching Lim (Author), Ruben Pang (Contributor)

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Dawn Ng in September Vulture Magazine

'Vulture is a platform to explore ideas that would influence the new establishment of a creative class. With a global audience, the quarterly publication focuses on investigating key movers in contemporary culture, curating and reflecting highlights of the current zeitgeist. Independent in essence, Vulture fosters an appreciation for global cutting-edge creativity and incubates emerging talent. The dream is to fearlessly indulge curious minds and encourage each other’s creative conviction.'

Artwork featured: Dawn Ng, GHOST, 2018, Giclee Print on SIHL 320gsm, Archival Paper.100% Cotton Acid Free, 87 x 117 cm - from the artist’s fourth solo with the Chan + Hori Contemporary -PERFECT STRANGER. An installation that transformed the gallery into a soft, undulating sea of colour across a single plane. 48 sheets of heavy-weighted paper, lie in parallel synchronicity with each other to form a surreal stratosphere of text and colour. Each a synthesis of distinctive shades, they vibrate luminously together from the otherwise ordinary exhibition floor. 

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Solo exhibition by Dawn Ng

Exhibition Dates: 17 January - 22 February 2018

Link to Chan + Hori Contemporary Artist page:  link

Wall-In-Progress. For Koganecho Art Bazaar 2018.

Wall-In-Progress. For Koganecho Art Bazaar 2018.

SPEAK CRYPTIC, artist residency as part of the Koganecho Art Bazaar 2018.

Koganecho Bazaar 2018 Flying Supermarket  is composed of three programs: The main project in which seventeen artists from different seven countries are create new works, special programs that introduces arts in Koganecho and ad hoc stimulating events. Fresh works are being made for this version of the Bazaar, arts grown within the local environment and rich, breathing moments in which our appreciation of art gets another scope. Through these programs the Flying Supermarket opening in Koganecho will be providing visitor materials to make everyday life more colorful!

For Participating Artist Index: link

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Koganecho Bazaar is an art festival that unfolds within an area of Koganecho, Yokohama.

Koganecho Bazaar 2018 Flying Supermarket

Venues : Studios, galleries and vacant spaces under the railways, and other available spaces inside or outside around Koganecho area

Dates: 21 September [Fri] - 28 October[Sun], 2018

Link to Chan + Hori Contemporary Artist page: link




Dusadee Huntrakul

ARTFORUM, Critic’s Picks by: — Narawan Pathomvat

Art’s potential to turn banishment into belonging—cultural and personal—haunts “There Are More Monsoon Songs Elsewhere,” Dusadee Huntrakul’s exhibition of intricate drawings, ceramic sculptures, and found photographs. The show shares its title with a set of hyperrealist drawings that depict, against a white background, prehistoric Ban Chiang bracelets chanced upon by an American student in Thailand in 1966.

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Solo Exhibition by Dusadee Huntrakul at, 100 TONSON GALLERY  100 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan

Exhibition Dates: June 22 - September 23

Link to Chan + Hori Contemporary Artist page: link



We are Singapore: 20 Singaporeans making the city proud

TimeOut Singapore: By Cam Khalid, Michelle Ng and Nicole-Marie Ng



It’s been said a thousand times – Singapore’s most valuable resource is its people. It's not just because we have no other natural resources to speak of, it's because the people living here are more than awesome at what they do. We speak to the locals shaping, changing and making Singapore proud in their own way.

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Also Featuring: Marcus Tan, Preeti Nair, Speak Cryptic, Gaurav Kripalani, Wee Li Lin, Edmund Wee, Dr Siew Tuck Wah, Muhammed Fadzri Abdul Rashid, Lim Kell Jay, Yip Pin Xiu, Han Keen Juan, Wahyuni Hadi, Becca D’Bus, Tracie and Adrian Pang, Han Li Guang, Yip Yew Chong, Jason Gelchen, Tan Ming Jie, Paerin Choa, Dennis Tay and Darren Soh

Article posted on August 8 2018 

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Latiff Mohidin: Pago-Pago comes home

New Straits Times: By Bernama

"The veteran artist-poet’s series such as Pago-Pago (1960-1969), Gelombang (1994) and Langkawi (1976-1980), particularly works on canvas, are highly sought-after. These works are considered “blue chips” by many collectors, including institutions, due to their rarity and high historical significance…"

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Solo Exhibition by Latiff Mohidin,  at Ilham Gallery in collaboration between the National Gallery Singapore and the Centre Pompidou.

Curated by:   Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore and Catherine David, Deputy Director, Musée National d'Art Moderne of Centre Pompidou

Opening: August 12th 2018

Dates: August 12 to December 30, 2018

Link to Chan + Hori Contemporary Artist Exhibition : link


Kamin LertchaipraserT

Solo Exhibition at Chan + Hori Contemporary

ArtAsiaPacific Web Review by Reena Devi:

Chiang Mai-based Kamin Lertchaiprasert is best known for his approach toward art as a spiritual quest. The first ten years of his practice, in particular, were based on questioning and searching for life’s meaning. The works that result from his meditative processes present a commentary on essential spiritual truths. For example, his installation Sitting (Money) (2004–06), acquired by New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2013, features 366 papier-mâchéd, meditating figures, pieced together from decommissioned Bank of Thailand bills. The seminal work addresses the disconnect between spiritual well-being and material wealth. While the theme of spirituality is nothing new in Thai contemporary art, with heightened global interest in the topic, particularly among the Instagram generation, Kamin’s works gain a new kind of relevance'...

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General Info: Solo Exhibition   "                 " by Kamin Lertchaiprasert

Curated by: Khai Hori

Exhibition Dates: 28 July to 23 September 

Link to Chan + Hori Contemporary Artist page: link

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Lugas Syllabus

Art Jakarta: World spirit, Independence Day and Asian Games

Ocula Magazine: Chan + Hori Contemporary at Art Jakarta 2018:

Showcasing New Works by Lugas Syllabus

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, Booth C1

Dates: 2 - 5 August 2018

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'Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia' at Metropolitan Museum of Manila, University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, and Yuchengco Museum

"Chris Chong Chan Fui live on CNN Philippines about his participation at 'Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia' at Metropolitan Museum of Manila, University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, and Yuchengco Museum, 8 August - 6 October 2018 (fast forward to: 01:13 h)” 

Ties of History
Art in Southeast Asia
August 8–October 6, 2018

Conversations: August 11, 10am–6pm, Open to the public
Metropolitan Museum of Manila


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Written by Tan Pey Chuan, courtesy of Facebook AIR. Photos by Matin Latif, courtesy of Facebook AIR.

Written by Tan Pey Chuan, courtesy of Facebook AIR.
Photos by Matin Latif, courtesy of Facebook AIR.

Danielle Tay
FB AIR Commission, 2018

Danielle Tay creates mural for Facebook office, Singapore.

Danielle explores moments in which we seek reprieve from the daily grind and the multiple meanings ascribed to relief. From the simple pleasures of being one with nature or enjoying a good read, relief can also be found through our connection with kindred souls, even when they are halfway across the world. Traveling through different spaces and places, this mural blends everyday impressions from our physical surroundings with a playful alternate reality.

Written by Tan Pey Chuan, courtesy of Facebook AIR.
Photos by Matin Latif, courtesy of Facebook AIR. 

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Chris Chong Chan Fui in group exhibition, Ties of History:

Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia aims to identify artists from across generations who have demonstrated both responsiveness and range in relation to the concerns of aesthetic material and socio-historical contexts.

Art in Southeast Asia. As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concludes the commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the Philippines marks the historic occasion by hosting a contemporary art exhibition featuring ten artists who will represent each ASEAN member state. The exhibit entitled, Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia, is curated by noted art historian, scholar, and curator Patrick D. Flores. It will be held simultaneously in three major art institutions in the Philippines: the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET Manila), the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, and the Yuchengco Museum. It will be on view from August 10 to October 6, 2018.

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Dawn Ng

In Conversation with Tolla Sloane on the Southeast Asian Art Market

Tolla Sloane is an Independent art consultant and Associate Art Consultant with the Contemporary Art Society and is an experienced visual arts curator and consultant with established expertise in commissioning permanent and temporary art and art experiences. She has 10 years’ experience in Asia working with contemporary artists to build brands, inspire employees, enhance cross-cultural relations and create Great Places.

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Speak Cryptic

Inspired by the visual language prevalent within the cultures of comics and underground music, Farizwan Fajari, professionally known as Speak Crytic, deals with the issues pertaining to the human condition. Utilising personal iconographies and a cast of characters that he has developed over the years, he applies them to various narratives inspired by his observations on current affairs and his immediate environment.

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Belinda FOX

There is an interweaving thread that works its way through Belinda Fox's first solo exhibition in Berlin. Materiality and technique connect each individual work, which collectively embodies a Janus perspective. Janus, the Roman deity looked simultaneously forward and back, a dialogue that speaks to the intentional layering and transition found at the core of Fox's practice. READ MORE.

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The Bellagio Center Residency Program

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program has a track record for supporting the generation of important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex issues facing our world, and innovative new works of art that inspire reflection and understanding of global and social issues.

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On March 28, the Gwangju Biennale Foundation announced the full list of participating artists for their 12th edition, slated to open in September 2018. Under the title “Imagined Borders,” the biennale will showcase the works of 153 artists from 41 countries, spread across a series of seven independently curated thematic exhibitions. The 2018 edition will see the inclusion of the largest number of Asian artists to date, with more than half of the participants coming from the region.

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Kamin Lertchaiprasert

The Ground, 2018

Curator Khai Hori interviews the Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert on his public art 8 Meter sculpture The Ground within DISINI, Gillman Barracks, Chan Hori Contemporary

17 March 2018 


Ruben Pang

Contemporary Chaos 

Curated by: Demetrio Paparoni

Solo Exhibition

Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Fabrikkgata 11, 3320 Vestfossen,  Norway.

 May till September 2018, Opening: May 5, 2018, 1.30 pm


"Without a preconceived image of the final composition, my artistic practice evolves throughout the painting process, removing the boundary between abstraction and representation. This approach allows the imagery to surface spontaneously, a visual syncopation, like searching for a melody in white noise. Using oils and alkyd resin, I paint, scratch and erase layers of paint with brushes, hands, palette knives and sandpaper, revealing layers of color that reflect projections from my psyche. I often work on aluminum panels, which provide greater freedom to transform the image as it develops. My work explores medium and method, creating a feeling of dynamism while testing the boundaries of color, form, and transparency.

The piece for Contemporary Chaos is a painting installation comprising an improvised wall mural in dialogue with selected small format paintings. This installation format takes inspiration from a play within a play; the Babylonian love story within Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, in a scene between Pyramus and Thisbe, anxious lovers who correspond solely through a hole in the sentient wall. Within this installation, the wall mural and small paintings are meant to play off each other: The wall painting envelopes the viewer, due to its scale, it cannot be seen entirely at once. Hence, the viewer experiences it with peripheral vision, like animals with eyes on the side of the head. In counterpoint, the small paintings are oriented in a portrait format and assume the form of portals. This focused plane where energies collide, is meant to bring out a predatory (eyes on the front) and passionate viewing experience, as if one could consume that which is depicted within this "portal.”” Ruben Peng, March 2018

For more information on Ruben Pang, please visit his artist page

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Halogen Lung

Solo Exhibition

Primae Noctis Art Gallery

Via Canonica 7, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland

22 March - 18 May 2018

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Architecture Talk with Dr Imran Tajudeen and Gerald Leow

17 March at 14:00–15:30

 Singapore Art Museum

SAM at 8Q: 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535

Join Dr Imran Tajudeen, Assistant Professor at the NUS Department of Architecture, and Singaporean artist Gerald Leow in this talk. Dr Imran will discuss the fascinating typological basis, model variations, and cultural histories of the granary form across island Southeast Asia, and Gerald will share his interest in material cultures as well as his creative process behind working with large scale sculpture. Harvest (2018) is SAM’s latest commission for the Front Lawn as part of Singapore Art Week.

Venue: SAM Glass Hall

Free admission. 

Ticket registration required at http://www.apactix.com/events/detail/harvest-architecture-talk-with-dr-imran-tajudeen-and-gerald-leow




OH! 2018 at Emerald Hill, Singapore


3 / 4 / 10 / 11 / 17 / 18 / 24 / 25 MARCH 2018

Chatsworth International School in Orchard, Emerald Hill.

37 Emerald Hill Road  

Chris Chong Chan Fui's ENDEMIC is an installation of mechanized and manufactured copies of rare endemics of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysian Borneo, now on view at OH! 2018 at Emerald Hill, Singapore.  OH! redefines everyday spaces through art by challenging artists to create new work responding directly to an existing space – a specific neighbourhood, or history, or even a home.


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Meccaniche della Meraviglia 12

Curated by: Albano Morandi

Group exhibition

MO.CA - MorettoCavour - Centre per le nuove culture 

Via Moretto 78, 25121 Brescia, Italy

24 February - 25 March 2018