Audiences viewed the works with handheld flashlights.
Exhibitions > 2007

An exhibition about banned books. “The totalitarian order depends for its very existence on a precarious equilibrium. Without the heretic, the rebel, the writer, the state crumbles: yet by tolerating him, the ruler equally well seals his fate. As least by implication, Big Brother’s mighty system disappears because he wanted to eradicate the dissident –… Read more

Kim Ng Fact or Fiction
Writing > 2006

Kim Ng: Impressions

by Sharon Chin

Essay published in the catalogue of Kim Ng’s solo exhibition “Fact or Fiction”.

There’s something intriguing about how bookstores arrange their shelves: fiction and non-fiction. It implies two separate worlds operating along different… Read more

Detail of 'Mare Clausum/Closed Sea'.
Exhibitions > 2006

A temporary installation commissioned for the lobby of the Australian High Commission Kuala Lumpur. Green construction netting was sewn into a full suite of sails, as if for a sailing ship. For 3 weeks, these were suspended from six pillars by yards of green rope. Visitors were forced to walk all the way around to… Read more

Detail of 'Executive Toy'.
Objects > 2006

An ‘executive toy’, placed inside a glass case, and made of ceramic balls that feature the logos of the 27 political parties registered in Malaysia (as of 2006). The popular desk ornament known as the ‘executive’s toy’ or ‘Newton’s cradle’ is a set of suspended steel balls that demonstrates the conservation of momentum and energy. Thought… Read more