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Singapore Art Week 2024

Keys Under The Sofa

Keys Under the Sofa is an exhibition of artists Cynthia Delaney Suwito, Geraldine Kang, Jaxton Su, Woong Soak Teng and Yang Jie in our store at Hock Siong.

Drawing from our furniture shop as a site of engagement, the artists explore and excavate the symbolic meanings and physical significance of furniture, unearth family and workplace narratives, play with spatial poetics and constructs, and understand the preservation and distribution of preloved objects. Each artist has an interdisciplinary practice, which collectively spans a wide spectrum of media including photography, kinetic sculpture, video art, installation, painting, text and participatory methods.

The exhibition is accompanied by public programmes including an artist talk, a film dialogue and a creative repair kintsugi workshop.

This exhibition runs from 19 Jan to 18 Feb 2024
Admission is free

Image credit: Currency Design


Programme Outline

19 Jan – 18 Feb 2024 store opening hours
Keys Under The Sofa Exhibition

Free Admission

21 Jan Sun 2pm – 3pm
Artist Tour at Hock Siong

Join artists Cynthia Delaney Suwito, Geraldine Kang, Jaxton Su, Woong Soak Teng and Yang Jie as they bring us on an intimate tour of the exhibition. They will share about the artworks, and the inspiration and process behind making them.

Register for artist tour here

28 Jan Sun 10am – 12pm
03 Feb Sat  10am – 12pm
Modern Kintsugi and Creative Repair Workshop with Yellow Thatchery

We all had our favourite cup or dish chipped and broken at some point—often leading to the disposal of something that was deeply cherished. In this workshop, we will introduce learners to the craft and aesthetics of Kintsugi then mend your beloved ceramic wares using modern resins and

Through this 2-hour session, participants will learn about the materials and techniques used in modern Kintsugi to perform a repair on ceramic ware.

Participants are advised to bring
their own broken or damaged ceramic ware or purchase one from Hock Siong. The artist will then walk them through step by step in the repair process to either 1) repair the broken ware or, 2) if the damage is severe, creatively rebuild it into
something else entirely else.

Limited to 10 participants per session
Fees are $20 per participant
Participants are to bring their ceramics or purchase on-site.

Register for Kintsugi workshop here

4 Feb Sun 10am – 11:30am
Still Life Drawing Workshop with Shirly Koh

Led by artist Shirly Koh, the 1.5-hour workshop will teach the fundamentals of drawing through observation, covering basic principles of perspective and line control, and using pencil on paper to capture the shape and details of the furniture.

Limited to 10 participants
Fees are $5 per participant
All materials provided and only dry materials will be used

Register for still life drawing workshop here

18 Feb Sun 7-9pm
After Hours at Hock Siong

Join us for the closing reception of the exhibition, where amidst the assortment of second-hand furniture, vintage goods and antique keepsakes, we reflect and muse on the themes and sentiments of the exhibition: the social life of material objects, our emotional attachments to them, and the
way they shape us and our lives.

We invite you to bring an
object from home and share its story. The artists, curator and Hock Siong & Co. team will also be in attendance.

Free with registration 
Register here


Hock Siong & Co. Pte Ltd
153 Kampong Ampat #01-02/03/04
Junjie Industrial Building
Singapore 368326

Opening Hours

Opens daily
9am to 5pm (Mon – Sat) 
9:30am to 5:30pm (Sun/PH)

Closed on 9, 10, 11 and 12 Feb for Lunar New Year 2024

Yang Jie
Geraldine Kang
Cynthia Delaney Suwito
Woong Soak Teng 
Jaxton Su

Curated by 
Kamilah Bandar

Hosted by
Hock Siong & Co.

Supported by
National Arts Council, Singapore

For Singapore and Southeast Asia media queries,
please contact:

Guineviere Low
Project Coordinator
[email protected]

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