Sungei Roadsters

Posted in Collaborative Projects on December 9, 2009 by chunkaiqun

Chun Kai Qun and Joo Choon Lin, Sungei Roadsters, Installation, 2009
Welcome to the Real World, Singapore Management University

Chun Kai Qun and Joo Choon Lin, Sungei Roadsters – Life on the Road for a Day, Video, 2009
Welcome to the Real World, Singapore Management University

We are interested in examining the peripheral and the insignificant as a means of rebutting a certain dominant hierarchical value system. Making do with “poor” materials and combining them together using roughly-tied knots, the work may evoke the crudely, yet much imaginatively and resourcefully built push-carts or vehicles used by old folks to scavenge for discarded goods, piles of old cardboard and empty drink cans in the streets of Singapore, just to make ends meet.

Our work celebrates the transformation of adversity into strength, a process most evident at our present times of declining economy, which embodies human creativity, invention and hardship emerging from the most straitening of circumstances.

Be a Pencil Marksman

Posted in Solo Projects on December 8, 2009 by chunkaiqun

Chun Kai Qun, Be A Pencil Marksman, Mixed Media, 2009
Drawing Out Conversations, Studio Bibliotheque, Hong Kong

Chun Kai Qun, Be A Pencil Marksman, Demostration Video, 2009

To fiddle:
Influenced by the Surrealists’ exploration of the subconscious, I seek a heightened state of drawing-making that co-engages the physical and the instinctual.

For Mr. and Mrs. Children

Posted in Solo Projects on December 6, 2009 by chunkaiqun

Chun Kai Qun, Race for the Prize, Installation, 2008
For Mr. and Mrs. Children, Post-Museum

For Mr. and Mrs. Children exhibition website

TWIN brothers Chun Kaifeng and Chun Kaiqun are displaying an art-as-child’s-play aesthetic for their first combined solo exhibitions.

At the heart of it all, both artists have much to say about the country they have grown up in. They lampoon amusement parks in an oblique way of questioning why Singapore’s tourism image is driven by economic initiatives that can do with more imagination; why childhood past-times have evolved to a sterile, character-less ghost of yesteryear’s dirt-under-fingernails’ games; or why people are paying money to entertain themselves literally to a spiritual death.

Whatever the answer, fun is definitely a main element in this exhibition – streaked with cruelty, danger and violence.

Extra Value Meal

Posted in Solo Projects on December 5, 2009 by chunkaiqun

Extra Value Meal, Your Mother Gallery, 2008

Extra Value Meal exhibition website

Chun Kai Qun, Extra Value Meal, Video, 2008

This exhibition examines the ways in which people individualise mass culture and re-appropriate situations in the everyday according to their own needs. It aspires to encourage an imaginative attitude or approach to life that rejuvenates our sensations and adds fun into our highly rationalised world.