One East Asia, in association with Nexus Arts and Boxplot, presents Building an Empire, a solo exhibition by Singaporean ceramic artist, Alvin Tan Teck Heng. One thousand ceramic rice bowls gradually changing in colour from vibrant yellow to almost white. In this exhibition, Teck Heng reflects on his own personal and ancestral history, which in turn provokes broader considerations of culture, migration, and the Chinese diaspora in the Asia Pacific region.
Building an Empire, an installation of one thousand wheel thrown and glazed ceramic rice bowls, demonstrates his continued fascination with functional forms, while simultaneously challenging the line so often drawn between ‘traditional pottery’ and ‘contemporary art’.
Opening Reception: 5 August 2015, 7 PM – 9 PM
Venue: One East Asia, 15 Scotts Road #09-03 Thong Teck Building Singapore 228218
When: 5 - 25 Aug 2015,
By: One East Asia