Chris Chong Chan Fui, Ties of History: 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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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.
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.
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.
CHRIS CHONG CHAN FUI
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.
CHRIS CHONG CHAN FUI
12TH GWANGJU BIENNALE ANNOUNCES FULL LIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS AND NEW PROGRAMS
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.
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
Curated by: Demetrio Paparoni
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
Architecture Talk with Dr Imran Tajudeen and Gerald Leow
17 March at 14:00–15:30
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
Ticket registration required at http://www.apactix.com/events/detail/harvest-architecture-talk-with-dr-imran-tajudeen-and-gerald-leow
CHRIS CHONG CHAN FUI
OH! 2018 at Emerald Hill, Singapore
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
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.
Meccaniche della Meraviglia 12
Curated by: Albano Morandi
MO.CA - MorettoCavour - Centre per le nuove culture
Via Moretto 78, 25121 Brescia, Italy
24 February - 25 March 2018