A scene from our Phantoms exhibition. Love this room, and love the way people interact with it.
Heman Chong imagines a future of dystopian stillness with Calendars (2020–2096), an installation of 1001 photos, each a calendar page capturing a moment of complete emptiness in today’s bustling areas of Singapore. “These spaces intrigue me on a structural and emotional level,” he says. “I know they are so susceptible to change, to every sway of policy, to every new wave.” In other works for Phantoms of Asia, Chong’s site-specific installations are a meditative interaction with the gallery space, applying thousands of original stickers into geometric shapes that may be found in nature, atomic structures, or cosmic symbols.
Photo by Jay Jao.
#PHANTOMS party tonight is gonna swallow us up in fun. Amazing art, artists in attendance, free sips and nibbles, cash bars, cafe open late, sexy times.
Wanna see and celebrate some incredible contemporary Asian art, like this stunner by Jagannath Panda?
Super duper discounted tix for JUST $10 are here. Just use “phantoms” promo code.
Wow. That was definitely a workday pick-me-up!
Choi Jeong Hwa’s “Breathing Flower” was erected/inflated just now outside our doors in Civic Center Plaza, SF, as part of PHANTOMS OF ASIA. Some staff members gathered around with bated breath, excited to see this huge artwork come into its full twenty-four-foot kinetic state.
Like much of his work, this installation in synthetic materials and Pop Art colors forms a larger-than-life mimicry of the beauty of the natural world. In this case, Choi’s red lotus is a symbol of enlightenment and renewal.
If you take any photos with it, please share, and enjoy.
Fungal problems? This is a tiny detail from a large, colorful, whimsical and grotesque scroll by young artist Howie Tsui. He has two beautiful pieces in PHANTOMS OF ASIA, our contemporary art exhibition exploring spirituality, the cosmos, and the afterlife. See this and a ton more cool stuff at our party on May 17.
Some of Howie’s work alludes to the horrifying fables, morality tales, etc that were told to children to discourage undesirable behavior. Which ones do you remember from your childhood?
Man oh man oh man. Korean artist Sun K. Kwak has been creating her on-site art made out of MASKING TAPE. Here it is in progress. She channels the invisible energy she feels in a space, and makes it visible. Waves and waves of black stretch upwards and creep toward the ceiling.
It’s gonna be big.