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Claudia Albertini, Hong Kong Gallery Director, Platform China...
Our contributor series explores the ideas of gallerists, artists, directors, curators for an insight into the development of the international art scene......

May 02, 2014

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Adrian Wong, Artist...
Our contributor series explores the ideas of gallerists, artists, directors, curators for an insight into the development of the international art scene......

April 29, 2014

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Anthony Yung, Senior Researcher, Asia Art Archive, April 24, 2014...
Our Conversation Series features intimate interviews with leading experts from around the world: collectors, curators, artists, gallerists, and museum directors....

April 24, 2014

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Latest Happenings: World Premier of ''Ten Thousand Tigers'', by Multi-Disciplinary Ho Tzu Nyen...
Earlier last week, The Artling headed over to Esplanade Theatre Studio to attend the world premiere debut of “Ten Thousand Tigers”, an epic one-hour-long-multi-sensory-installation-performance-art, conceived and directed by Singapore artist Ho Tzu Nyen. The production and cast are slated to travel all over the world over the next 12 months including Vienna, Sydney and Gwangju. The Artling left the studio with a jumpy heart and the roar of the tiger ringing in her ears…. Check out more below! By Darryl Wee Article taken from Blouin ArtInfo Contemporary artist Ho Tzu Nyen presents the world premiere of his new work, “Ten Thousand Tigers,” from April 17 through 19 at the Esplanade Theater Studio. Partially inspired by the ways in which tigers have constantly figured as an implied, almost apparitional presence in the history of Singapore and Malaya, “Ten Thousand Tigers” is a multi-disciplinary piece that fuses elements of theater, film, and live sound.  An astute student of intellectual, political, and art history, Ho previously published an essay in the now-defunct locally published magazine Forum on Contemporary Art and Society (FOCAS) that mused on how “cats — big and small, wild and domesticated, imagined and real — have been enigmatically woven into the history of Singapore. “Ten Thousand Tigers” traces how the tiger has loomed large in the cosmological beliefs of the Malayan world, up until its tragic last days when it was hunted almost to extinction by the British colonial masters, reincarnating itself in the most uncanny of places and contexts, such as Japanese soldiers invading the Malayan peninsula during World War II, or guerrillas from the Malayan Communist Party. Later this year, “Ten Thousand Tigers” will travel to a number of other international venues that co-commissioned it — Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival) and Carriageworks (Sydney), and Asian Culture Complex — Asian Arts Theater (Korea). “Ten Thousand Tigers” runs April 17 through 19 at the Esplanade Theater Studio. - See more at: https://sea.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1025790/ho-tzu-nyens-ten-thousand-tigers-premieres-in-singapore#sthash.wf4zuSFM.dpuf Photo credit: Olivia Kwok   To read Mayo Martin’s review, click here: https://www.todayonline.com/blogs/forartssake/cat-power-ho-tzu-nyen-and-his-tiger-tales ...

April 24, 2014

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Diana d'Arenberg, Art and Culture Writer...
Our contributor series explores the ideas of gallerists, artists, directors, curators for an insight into the development of the international art scene......

April 17, 2014

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William Zhao, Collector, April 4, 2014...
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April 04, 2014

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Lu Xinjian, Artist...
Lu Xinjian makes us to think about each city we thought we knew in a completely novel way. Mastering new technology and media, Lu's solo exhibition at artshare.com showcased his groundbreaking series, 'City DNA' for which he uses Google Earth to retrieve a satellite view of a city or neighbourhood and simplifies the topography into basic geometric shapes on his computer. Born in 1977 in China, Lu currently lives and works in Shanghai, China. His works are widely exhibited in China and internationally....

March 28, 2014

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New Exhibition: Of Indeterminate Time Or Occurrence by Heman Chong...
The Artling caught up with artist Heman Chong, Singapore’s very own enfant terrible and gallerist Stephanie Fong at the recent opening of Of Indeterminate Time Or Occurrence at FOST Gallery. The exhibition contains four different works highlighting Heman’s practice, which provides a way of understanding relationships between image and text, examining how one is intrinsically linked to the other in his idiosyncratic manner of generating fictional narratives. This exhibition features 66 new paintings from the Cover (Versions), and our personal favourite, the new neoon work Never (Again). Catch the show before it ends on 4 May 2014.   Interview with Stephanie Fong, founder/Director of FOST Gallery Why did you choose to showcase Heman Chong? Where does he stand; significance in the local art scene? I choose artists whose practice interests me. It is of course with the benefit of hindsight can we really judge the significance of an artist, or anything else for that matter. So ask me again in about 20 years’ time. However if you are asking me to predict the trajectory of Heman’s career, then I will say it is on the upward. What is unique about Heman’s practice? I like that he is always challenging our notions of art and art making, sometimes seriously, sometimes tongue-in-cheek. What is FOST Gallery’s mission? To present artists with a predilection for being at the fore of contemporary art. Are his works worth collecting? Why should one collect Heman Chong? Heman Chong is one of the most exciting contemporary Singaporean artists to collect. I like that he challenges collectors not only at a fundamental level but in many works, he also forces the collectors to take a more active role by involving them in some decision-making after the acquisition. Buyers of Heman’s works enjoy such challenges and are not passive collectors. What is your advice for new and budding art collectors?  Buy what you like and buy the best you can afford. (Above and below) Of Indeterminate Time of Occurrence by Heman Chong at FOST Gallery Interview with Heman Chong Which words or phrases do you most overuse? F**k off! / What the f**k?! / Are you f**king serious? / Are you f**king kidding me? / What the f**k is going on? / How the f**k am I suppose to think about this? / What a f**king bad show. What is your favourite place to see art? Dia Beacon in upstate New York. Do you have a museum- or gallery-going routine? Obviously. What’s your favourite post-gallery watering hole or restaurant? This is a question for Aun Koh, not me.  Do you collect anything? Hardcover first editions of novels that are discarded by public libraries. What’s the last artwork you purchased? I don’t need to buy art. Usually, I am able to barter for great pieces with my own work. I have about 18 pieces of amazing pieces in my collection, the contents of which are a secret. Gallerists will have us assassinated if they knew what we exchanged. What work of art do you wish you owned? Gerhard Richter  Rocket 1966  93 cm x 73 cm Oil on canvas What would you do to get it? Nothing. I don’t wish for things I don’t have. This prevents stomach ulcers. What’s your art world pet peeve? Stupid questions. What international art destination do you most want to visit? The Miho Museum in Kyoto. Apparently, it’s not only a museum but a shrine that is used by the Shinji Shumeikai spiritual movement. Founded by Mihoko Koyama in 1970, the movement believes in ‘the pursuit of beauty through art, appreciation of nature and natural agriculture, a method of food cultivation.’ They also practice johrei, a type of spiritual healing. Adherents of Shumeikai believe that, in building architectural masterpieces in remote locations, they are restoring the Earth’s balance. I like it when things are not what they are, that there is a hidden core behind what is visible. https://www.miho.or.jp/english/ What under-appreciated artist, gallery, or work do you think people should know about? The Bophana Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. https://www.bophana.org/site/index.php Who is your favourite living artist? Sung Hwan Kim What is the last great book you read? The Sound and The Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata. Interviewed by Ning Chong (FYI : Aun Koh is a Singaporean food blogger and founder of chubbyhubby.net) More of Heman Chong’s works for sale at The Artling. ...

March 24, 2014

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Shanyan Koder, Founder and Director of Hua Gallery...
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March 21, 2014

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James Chau, Television Presenter...
Our contributor series explores the ideas of gallerists, artists, directors, curators for an insight into the development of the international art scene......

March 14, 2014

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