Sat 25 May 2019, 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Matca Space for Photography
48 Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
From the organizer:
As chosen participants of the Reciprocal Artist Residency With Objectifs x Matca 2019, two artists Lac Hoang (Vietnam) and Kian Wee (Singapore) have spent 4 weeks in the neighboring country making new work. While Lac Hoang focuses on foreign domestic workers and their relationship with public spaces in Singapore, Kian Wee is fascinated by the mysterious Hoan Kiem Turtle as a specific example of myth-making mechanisms in modern society. In this sharing session, they will showcase their work in progress and discuss insights about the residency program.
• About the artist:
Based in Singapore, Kian Wee (b.1989) uses art making as a method of investigation of the world around him. Fascinated by humanity’s need for storytelling, Kian Wee’s current art practice explores the relationship between the society, its myth-making mechanisms, and the narratives brought about by it. Working primarily with photography, he looks into its efficacy as a form of myth-making tool, often bridging into other visual and sensory media as well. His work has been presented at the Jendela at Esplanade and The Substation, Singapore. View more of his work at seekianwee.com.
Thao / Lac Hoang (1995) is currently majoring in Art at Columbus College of Art & Design (2020). Her works include photographs, videos, and paintings that normally stem from found footage, exposing the obscure nature of memories and images. She is attracted to space within the house and its meaning in modern society when the boundary between the private and the public sphere is increasingly blurred. Thao conducts fashion photoshoots and works as a freelance art director under the name Lac Hoang. Her commercial projects interweave subjects of gender, urban life, and narcissism in the age of technology. See her work at instagram.com/lachoang/
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