Chris Chong Chan Fui’s ‘Devices’ at Chan + Hori Contemporary
From AsianArtNews (Volume 29 Number 1 2019)
Written by Tessa Moldan
Devices, a solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Chris Chong Chan Fui tells the tale of one of the world’s most unusual commodities: Edible Bird’s Nest (EBN). Revered for their supposed health properties, the nests of swiftlets are harvested from especially constructed ‘bungalows’ in Malaysia to satisfy market demand in Indonesia and Thailand, which own 70 and 20 percent of the industry market share respectively, with Malaysia owning a comparatively miniscule six per cent.