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Workshop by Kin Chui (Singapore), Artist-in-Residence

12 Sep 2020, Sat 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Developed in the wake of along waves of gravity –a solidar   y of holes, this participatory workshop further explores Artist-in-Residence Kin Chui’s interests in the histories, ideologies, and cultural contexts of monuments as well as their purchase on collective memory. Scheduled during Hungry Ghost Festival, the workshop is a hands-on session of “monument making” which takes its cue from the traditional rituals of the seventh lunar month when bamboo and rice paper effigies are burnt to appease wandering spirits. By building ephemeral structures inspired by existing and/or imaginary monuments and consigning them to a speculative afterlife, workshop participants will embark on a journey where symbols and shared ideals are transformed and regenerated.

The workshop is free and by registration only. Available spaces are limited.

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Note: NTU CCA Singapore is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation while adhering to government advisories. This includes limiting the number of workshop participants, and conducting temperature screenings as well as contact tracing and safe-distancing measures. We seek your understanding and cooperation in ensuring the safety of our staff and visitors.



The artistic practice of KIN CHUI (b. 1984, Singapore) inflects collaborative projects, performative interventions, and socially-oriented art initiatives with a sustained interest in emancipatory struggles. Recently, he had a solo exhibition, Station 13010, at Grey Projects, Singapore (2020) and was involved in group exhibitions such as In A Hard Place, Apply Soft Pressure (2018) and Unsettling Times (2017), both at Cemeti-Institute for Art and Society, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He curated the exhibition Fantasy Islands, Objectifs, Singapore (2017). Chui is an active member of soft/WALL/studs, a Singapore-based collaborative project involving several artists, writers, film makers, art workers, and researchers. He periodically aspires to be a cat.

He is Artist-in-Residence at NTU CCA Singapore from April until September 2020.


Image: Kin Chui, in effigy, 2020, unrendered meshes. Courtesy the artist.

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