Art Basel Hong Kong 2016:Au Hoi Lam, Roberto Chabet, Tintin Wulia
March 22–26, 2016
Au Hoi Lam: Memorandum(_____) comprises a series of new paintings and mixed media works embodying exercises in states of reminiscence and oblivion, based on the artist's ruminations over minute trivialities. The paintings, mixed media work and objects are likened to notebooks that have been written in and over, or like a tableau waiting to be filled with drawings.
AU Hoi Lam graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (MFA 2004 & MPhil in Philosophy 2009). She works and lives in Hong Kong.
Encounters, booth 1E03
Roberto Chabet: Cargo and Decoy
Cargo and Decoy is a large-scale plywood installation created by Roberto Chabet. This artwork is colored by the artist's experience during WWII. The material choice of plywood is significant as it emblematizes reconstruction. Plywood's ability to flip-flop between being a surface and object is also fully embraced by Chabet to suggest the problematic representation of art.
Roberto Chabet is widely acknowledged as a founding figure of Philippine conceptual art and one of the most influential contemporary Filipino artists. He was born in 1937 in Manila.
Encounters, booth 3E14
Tintin Wulia: Five Tons of Homes and Other Understories
Five Tons of Homes and Other Understories is a new large-scale multi-media installation. The work is an artifact of the artist's yearlong intervention into the informal micro-economy of the cardboard recycling network in Central, Hong Kong. Under the canopy of a vast and globalized industry of cardboard recycling, the artist's intervention bends light onto a local uniqueness of this particular recycling network. The installation is part of Wulia's ongoing project Trade/Trace/Transit, which will culminate in a solo show at Osage, mid-2016.
Brisbane-based Tintin Wulia (b. 1972, Denpasar) was trained in Indonesia; Berklee College of Music, USA; and RMIT University, Australia. She often works with interactive installations, game-performances and public interventions to engage with the complex socio-economic structures of the imbalanced, globalizing world.
Film, agnès b. Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Tintin Wulia: Proposal for a film: Within the Leaves, a Sight of the Forest
Proposal for a film: Within the Leaves, a Sight of the Forest is a description of the informal micro-economy of the cardboard recycling network in Central, Hong Kong. It traces the movement of the cardboard as it passes through the hands of the stakeholders along the network, including the Filipino migrant workers, cardboard collectors, recycling point workers and the artist, collecting traces of their labors.