OUR ArtProjects is delighted to present GANGGUAN, a two-man exhibition by young Malaysian artists, Jun Kit and Tan Zi Hao. Showcasing an array of works ranging from drawings, videos, objects, and installations, the exhibition takes its cue from the disturbances (“gangguan”) found in the environments of our everyday lives.
Part of an ongoing exploration, Zi Hao puts the spotlight on our national obsession with 'soil' as a marker of political and social identity. The literal use of soil and earth in his works invites us to re-examine our understanding of Tanah Air and Bumiputera; of how our ancestry and affiliations disturb the realities of our nationhood and social identities.
Almost a disturbance by themselves, Jun Kit’s works draw inspiration from his love for gardening which has brought him to close contact with the soil in his home garden. His surrealist illustrations depict an imagined environment in his garden as a parallel reality devoid of humans, stripped of the disturbances of social and political identity; a society and ecosystem which sole existence depend entirely on the soil beneath their feet.
GANGGUAN by Jun Kit and Tan Zi Hao
runs from 8th March until 22nd March 2014 at:
67 TEMPINIS GALLERY
No. 67, Jalan Tempinis Satu, Lucky Garden, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Monday – Saturday 12 – 6 pm
Sunday: by appointment only