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THE GLEAMING MAN

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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PERFECT STRANGER

Solo exhibition by Dawn Ng

Exhibition Dates: 17 January - 22 February 2018

Link to Chan + Hori Contemporary Artist page:  link


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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!

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General Info:

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

 

 


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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

 


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We are Singapore: 20 Singaporeans making the city proud

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

FEATURING:FARIZWAN FAJARI, VISUAL ARTIST BEHIND SPEAK CRYPTIC

MEET THE LOCALS THAT ARE SHAPING, CHANGING AND MAKING SINGAPORE MORE EXCITING IN THEIR OWN WAY.

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


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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. 

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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TIES OF HISTORY ART IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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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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.

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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.

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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 


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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

ARTIST STATEMENT 

"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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RUBEN PANG

Halogen Lung

Solo Exhibition

Primae Noctis Art Gallery

Via Canonica 7, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland

22 March - 18 May 2018

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GERALD LEOW

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

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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.

https://ohopenhouse.org/oh-emerald-hill/


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RUBEN PANG

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