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 2024Admission is free
Image credit: Currency Design
19 Jan – 18 Feb 2024 store opening hoursKeys Under The Sofa Exhibition
21 Jan Sun 2pm – 3pmArtist 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.
FreeRegister for artist tour here
28 Jan Sun 10am – 12pm03 Feb Sat 10am – 12pmModern 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 andadhesives.
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 bringtheir 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 intosomething else entirely else.
Limited to 10 participants per sessionFees are $20 per participantParticipants are to bring their ceramics or purchase on-site.
Register for Kintsugi workshop here
4 Feb Sun 10am – 11:30amStill 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 participantsFees are $5 per participantAll materials provided and only dry materials will be usedRegister for still life drawing workshop here
18 Feb Sun 7-9pmAfter 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 theway they shape us and our lives.
We invite you to bring anobject 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 Ltd153 Kampong Ampat #01-02/03/04Junjie Industrial BuildingSingapore 368326
Opens daily9am to 5pm (Mon – Sat) 9:30am to 5:30pm (Sun/PH)
Closed on 9, 10, 11 and 12 Feb for Lunar New Year 2024
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