The Library of Unread Books by Heman Chong, Artist-in-Residence
Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
The Library of Unread Books by Heman Chong, Artist-in-Residence
23 Sep 2016 - 27 Jan 2017  Every Friday, 12.00pm - 12.00am
The first iteration of a ten-year-long project, Heman Chong‘s The Library of Unread Books develops from the artist’s deep-seated longing for books. It is a members-only reference library made up of donated books that are unread by their previous owners. The cost of a lifetime membership to the library is the donation of one unread book. By receiving and revealing that which people choose not to read, the Library is the result of a collective gesture and traces the perimeters of unwanted knowledge. Managed in collaboration with chief librarian Renée Staal, the library is open every Friday from 12.00pm to 12.00am until the end of February.


Heman Chong (b. 1977, Malaysia/Singapore) is a Singaporean artist, writer, and curator whose practice develops across a variety of media. He often works as a facilitator of situations in which new narratives and forms of intellectual exchange are enacted to rethink conventional modes of sharing and transmitting knowledge. He has held solo exhibitions in institutions such as Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea (2015); and The Reading Room, Bangkok, Thailand (2013).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
Exhibitions: Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443. Research Centre and Office: Block 6 Lock Road, #01-09/10, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934

Exhibition Hours
Tue - Sun: 12.00 - 7.00pm
Fri: 12.00 - 9.00pm
Mon: Closed
Open on Public Holidays
Free Admission

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