Shifting Subtleties is an exhibition about acknowledging existence. It is about acknowledgement through quiet, subtle means; coded and expressed in ways that seek to reaffirm. The show is an introspective take on the past works by Chong spanning numerous forms, materials and thematic explorations that are the quiet undercurrents of his identity through practice. The exhibition also includes new work made for 1a space.
Opening Reception: 20 September 2019, 6:30pm
Exhibition Period: 21 September 2019 – 27 October 2019
Time: Tuesdays to Sundays 11 am – 7 pm (closed on Mondays)
Venue: 1a space
Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road,To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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1. Artist-led Guided Tour
Date: 21 September 2019
2. Artist Discussion
An artist discussion on the topic subtlety and nuance will start with artist’s own practices, as well as other artists and thinkers that are relevant to this discourse both in a formal and political perspective.
Date: 26 October 2019
Time: 3pm – 5pm
▶About The Emerging Talents in Contemporary Art
1a space aims to provide young and emerging curator and artists a platform and resources for implementing conceptual and experimental art project. The Emerging Talents in Contemporary Art encourages local and international talents with curatorial guidance, training and advice to help actualize their artistic project. To enhance reginal and international idea exchange and dialogues, the project will be divided into two parts to engage with talents from different part of the world. Projects that take innovative curatorial approaches and experimental formats will be encouraged.
With the aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning, the programme provides deserving curatorial talent or curatorial team/ artist or artist group a platform and necessary resources to realize an innovative and experimental project to fill the gap between larger public institutions and commercial ventures. The aim of this curatorial residency programme is to promote arts in Hong Kong with international collaborations and to enhance international curatorial research in Hong Kong. The first Open Call in 2019 autumn will start with inviting 1 art talent/art unit from the Pan-Asia region and “Belt and Road” regions.
▶About the Artist
Daniel Chong (b. 1995. Singapore)
Working within the field of materialism and affect, Daniel Chong exploits and exacerbates the unique qualities inherent within each material. In doing so he produces works that are quiet and still in nature but far from being mute. He is a recent graduate Bachelor in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts. He has held solo presentations such as To touch on tension (2018) at Supernormal, Singapore and juvenescence; now (2016) as part of a solo residency showcase in LINEA de COSTA, Spain. Notable group exhibition also include You’re Reading Into (2017) at Vane, 4D: Not Another Dimension at ISLANDS Peninsula, Singapore and Untapped (2018) at Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore.
As a curator his freelance projects include Melting! Melting! (2019) at Gillman Barracks, Singapore and RAID (2016) at Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter, Singapore. He is currently working as an assistant curator at OH! Open House, Singapore.