2018 Consortium Partner Exhibitions in Asia

THU SEPT 6
Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur)
Exhibition Opening
Haffendi Anuar & Sinta Tantra: Elysian Fields

A series of paintings and sculptures at the Kuala Lumpar gallery featuring the British Balinese artist Haffendi Anuar and the Malaysian artist Sinta Tantra. While Anuar creates sculptures out of a variety of found objects connected to his Malaysian roots, Tantra has produced a series of minimalist paintings using color and geometry. Though working in different mediums, both artists position contemporary practices of the “new world” through engaging spaces and the unfolding of circumstances around them.
 
On view through September 25, 2018.
 
Address: 229 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 

Caption:
Haffendi Anuar, Yen’s Yam, 2018, Terracota, ceramic, epoxy putty, epoxy adhesive, cemenet, sand, latex, Puttyfilla, enamel paint, 48 x 40 x 35 cm
SAT SEPT 22
Richard Koh Projects (Bangkok)
Exhibition Closing
Pattana Chuenmana: After Hem Vejakorn

Thai photographer Pattana Chuenmana’s seven large photographic works are inspired by the renowned illustrator and writer Hem Vejakorn, known for creating pulp novel covers during a period when electricity was not widely accessible. Translating this to contemporary life in modern day Bangkok, Pattana attempts to capture the essence of Hem’s drawings by recontextualizing these compositions into similar scenarios where daily life is lit by the use of 21st century electronics and gadgets instead.
 
Address: Unit A, 3rd Floor, N22 Art Warangkok ehouse, 2198/10-11, Narathiwas Rajanakarin Rd soi 22, Chong Nonsi, Yannawa, B10210, Thailand
 

Caption:
Pattana Chuenmana, The Racing Hour, 2015, Pigment print on Ilford cotton rag paper 120 x 100 cm, edition 1+1AP
SUN SEPT 23
Ink Studio (Beijing)
Exhibition Closing
Xu Bing: Language & Nature (July. 14 – Sep. 23 )

Xu Bing is widely recognized as one of the leading conceptual artists of language and semiotics working today. Curator Britta Erickson takes a fresh look at Xu Bing’s practice and explores its central theme of nature. The exhibition examines nature’s relationship to human minds and human societies as embodied in two distinctly Chinese modes of signification: the pictorial character of Chinese writing and the language-like nature of Chinese painting.
 
Language and Nature incorporates works from six distinct but conceptually inter-related practices to chart Xu Bing’s systematic exploration of what he describes as nothing less than the “most essential and particular constituent of our [Chinese] culture.”
 
Curated by INK studio Artistic Director Dr. Britta Erickson. On view through September 23rd.
 
Address: Red No.1 B1, Caochangdi, Chaoyang district, Beijing 100015
 

Caption:
Xu Bing, Installation view (back) of Background Story: Mount Xia, 《背后的故事:夏山图》空间图(背面), 2018, Mixed Media, 140 x 310 cm
FRI NOV 16
M+ (Hong Kong)
Exhibition Opening
Counterpoint: Isamu Noguchi and Danh Vo

Counterpoint brings a prominent 20th-century modernist artist together with one of the most critically recognized conceptual artist working today. Vo takes elements of his personal biography as well as others’—some well-known, others obscure— to interact with evidence of historical events and political ideas of the world he inhabits. He often pays particular attention to overlooked or obsolete images, and objects and ideas that have been overshadowed by modernity and capitalism. Noguchi’s (American, 1904 – 1988) internationalist mindset has allowed him to explore various traditions, crafts-manships, and materialities, creating sculptures, gardens, furniture, ceramics, architecture and set designs around the world.
 
Address: West Kowloon Cultural District
 

Caption:
Isamu Noguchi, Radio Nurse transmitter with Guardian Ear receiver, 1937, made 1940s, bakelite and enameled steel and electrical components, M+, Hong Kong