A new work by Toh Hun Ping
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
11 Jan to 17 Feb 2019
Tues to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun, 12pm to 4pm
Admission is free
Opening Reception: Thurs 10 Jan, 7pm
Live music performance by Kelvin Tan: Thurs 10 Jan, 8pm
Panel Discussion: Experimental Cinema in SEA: Sat 19 Jan, 4pm to 5.30pm
WORKSHOP – Terra Animism: The Extended Sculpture: Sun 20 Jan & Sun 17 Feb, 1pm to 4pm
Guided Tour by the artist, Toh Hun Ping: Wed, 13 Feb, 7pm to 8pm (Free admission; RSVP for this event here)
Endless Humility – Existential and Metaphorical Use of Images in Toh Hun Ping’s Dance of a Humble Atheist
Read this essay by Kelvin Tan here: Kelvin Tan – Endless Humility.
Objectifs presents the premiere of Dance of a Humble Atheist, a new work and the first solo exhibition by Toh Hun Ping, one of Singapore’s most innovative contemporary video artists known for his self-invented techniques of bleaching, scratching and recycling filmstrips that lead to his unique work.
Presented after a six-year hiatus, this multidisciplinary visual arts installation marks a new stage of Toh’s artistic journey with the incorporation of ceramics into his practice. In a meticulous work created through the painstaking, frame by frame animation and digital manipulation of hundreds of ceramic reliefs he has handmade, Toh expounds on death, faith, the possibility of the afterlife, the natural world, consciousness, and time.
About Toh Hun Ping
Toh Hun Ping is a video artist and film researcher. His experimental video works express broad themes of resistance, travel, time, loss, and mental instability, and have been presented at international film festivals.
As a film researcher, Hun Ping is interested in the history of film production in early-mid 20th century Singapore. He runs the Singapore Film Locations Archive.
ArtAsiaPacific: Web Review: Dance of a Humble Atheist
Plural Art Mag: Enjoy the Silence
Bakchormeeboy: Singapore Art Week 2019: An Interview with Toh Hun Ping
Dance of a Humble Atheist is part of Singapore Art Week (19 – 27 January 2019). A joint initiative by the National Arts Council, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. The nine-day celebration of the visual arts offers a myriad of quality art experiences, from art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events and public art walks, to enriching discussions on art and culture. www.artweek.sg