Snore Louder If You Can: A Solo Exhibition by Heman Chong
12/7/2004 - 12/24/2004
Opening: 7 Dec 2004, 7pm
Singapore artist Heman Chong, who completed a one-year residency at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in 2003 and exhibited in the Singapore pavilion of the 2003 Venice Biennale, returns to The Substation with an exhibition of new works including painting, installation and a performance.
Heman describes the exhibition:
"The works (never exhibited before) are presented in this exhibition as a series of communications about ideas of access. I have always been fascinated about how a person is allowed or rejected into a space or a situation based on specific criteria of authoritarians, e.g. club bouncers, art jurors, electronic ticketing gates at train stations - and along the lines of this concept, I have made over the duration of this year, these works for presentation at The Substation.
I have generally appropriated concepts and styles from conceptualism and minimalism, and it is this strain that I wish to expand on in my work; an endless reworking of ideas inherited from the transmission of other works from exhibitions (real experience) and information (represented experience), in order to see how the works could stand the strain of being copied and realigned, creating different meanings in their forms."
The opening of the exhibition on 7 December 2004 will see Singapore artists including poet Alfian Sa'at, actor Zelda Tatiana Ng, visual artist Yuen Chee Wai and others, participate in a live performance piece, "Untitled (I will not make any more boring art)", that will last for up to 4 hours.
Heman Chong is one of Singapore's more visible artists internationally, having had his works included in events such as the Busan Biennale, Jakarta Biennale, Transmediale 04 in Germany. He was also included in the President's Young Talents Exhibition in 2003 at the Singapore Art Museum.
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