Chan + Hori Gallery

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CHRIS CHONG

Malaysian-born Chris Chong, who has pre­miered films at pres­ti­gious fes­ti­vals in Cannes and Lon­don, cre­ates in­stal­la­tions that re­ward pa­tient view­ers with hid­den depths of mean­ing not ap­par­ent at first glance. A stack of boxes re­sem­ble bird­houses but it’s ac­tu­ally a commentary on pub­lic hous­ing and the spa­ces we in­habit. A botan­i­cal il­lus­tra­tion turns out to be of a com­monly pro­duced plas­tic flower. An in­stal­la­tion of larger-than-life or­chids qui­etly re­tract a ten­dril, or open and close their petals. All of his art­works ref­er­ence, yet ques­tion what we con­sider ‘au­then­tic’, as well as the stan­dard pro­cesses com­monly used in sci­ence, eco­nom­ics and film.

Chris Chong Chan Fui, Egg with 18K Gold Hook, 2019. Resin, 18-carat gold. IM­AGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND CHAN + HORI CON­TEM­PO­RARY, SINGAPORE

Chris Chong Chan Fui, Shoe­box/tem­po­rary An­i­mal Hous­ing, 2019. Hand-cast bronze. IM­AGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND CHAN + HORI CON­TEM­PO­RARY, SINGAPORE

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