2018. Copy prints of scanned drawings, each 150 x 195cm, series of 6
Solo presentation, Peninsula Shopping Centre, Singapore, I_S_L_A_N_D_S curated by Tan Pey Chuan
The exhibition of drawings took place in 8 retail windows that lined a passageway connecting two of Singapore's oldest shopping malls. The work extends the Imaginary homeland series, and its exhibition title is Chinese dialect Hokkien spelt in Dutch phonology. "Kang ouw", literally “rivers and lakes”, refers to a realm where swordsmen roam and fight, in the name of honour. It is a territory that is marked not with geographical lines but in the minds of its actors; a psychological, action-packed space created in wuxia, the Chinese diasporic cinema that the artist grew up with in the early 1980s.
Read Singapore writer Christina J Chua's response to the exhibition
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