Artist Resource Platform: Bring it to LIFE – Episode 2: Kray Chen

Kray Chen, Not Sure What to Eat for Dinner (2015), dual channel video. Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Resource Platform: Bring it to LIFE – Episode 2: Kray Chen
23 Jun 2015 - 28 Jun 2015  Exhibition hours

Episode 2: Kray Chen
Exercise Now and Fit a Standard Size Coffin Later (2015)
Opening reception: Wednesday 24 June, 6.00pm

Kray Chen dissects and plays with the idea of transaction not only in monetary sense, but also through referrals, delegations and misdirection. The new installation of his Exercise Now and Fit a Standard Size Coffin Later series is done in collaboration with computer engineer, Chang Poo Hee and continues Chen’s playful approach to gestures and repetition, and offers to expand on his research through participation and dialogue.

24 June, 6pm: Conversations between Kray Chen and Michael Lee on Lottery, Superstitions and Art
27 & 28 June, 6pm: 4D announcement / observing five minutes of silence

The artist will be based in The Lab throughout the week and conduct informal Q&A sessions with visitors.

Based in Singapore, Kray Chen is a visual artist whose work discusses the absurdities and anxieties of modern society through video and performance.


On view at The Lab (Block 43 Malan Road) throughout June, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore Artist Resource Platform aims to provide local and visiting curators, researchers and scholars with a point of entry to the work and practice of local artists, independent art spaces and NTU CCA Singapore’s Artist-in-Residence. From 16 June, the Platform will be activated through Bring it to LIFE, a curatorial response to the Platform. Structured in four different episodes, Bring it to LIFE brings to the fore artworks by Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Kray Chen, Sufian Samsiyar, and Geraldine Kang, that directly engage with the subject matter of PLACE.LABOUR.CAPITAL through themes of migration and capital transactions. In addition, it uses spatial interventions as a tool to highlight that the production of meaning is also a spatial process and our movement into a confined place impacts upon the way we relate to it and make meaning out of it.

Conceived by a constellation of voices from NTU CCA Singapore, this project is curated by Shona Findlay, Curatorial Assistant, Residencies, Syaheedah Iskandar, Curatorial Assistant, Exhibitions, Samantha Leong, Executive, Conference, Workshops & Archive, and Kimberly Shen, Manager, Communications.

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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