“Fresh Takes” is a group show featuring eleven young Singapore contemporary artists, including Aiman Hakim, Alvin Ong, Esmond Loh, Eugene Soh, Jahan Loh, Jing Hu, Koh Liang Jiang, Ryf Zaini, Sheryo, Yanyun Chen, and Yeo Jian Long.
The exhibition challenges these artists to engage with Singapore’s history. Each has been asked to select an artwork or item from Singapore’s National Collection and respond to it using his or her own visual language. In doing so, these artists created entirely new works that invariably speak of their own time and place.
Benjamin Hampe, Director of Chan Hampe Galleries, says, “By interacting with the collection in this way, it is hoped the artists will be inspired to discover new ways of working and find alternate narratives to explore within their own practice, and viewers will consider new ways of looking at these national treasures.”
Exhibition: Fresh Takes
Dates: 11 – 29 March 2015
Venue: Chan Hampe Galleries, #01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719
“Fresh Takes” Party: Friday, 20 March 2015, 7 – 9pm