Heman Chong in ‘Ifs, Ands, or Buts’ at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

08th February 2016

23 JANUARY–3 MAY 2016

Rockbund Art Museum
20 Huqiu Rd, Huangpu,

Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) is proud to present Ifs, Ands, or Buts by acclaimed artist Heman Chong from 23 January to 3 May 2016. Curated by Li Qi, Senior Curator at RAM, Ifs, Ands, or Buts is the first museum solo exhibition in Mainland China for Singaporean artist Heman Chong.

Ifs, Ands, or Buts is imagined as chapters of a novel; one that will possibly never be written. The elements in the exhibition explore attempts at writing and failure to put things down in words. In Chong’s world, things often start off as one thing and ending up as something completely different. The exhibition is a continuation of his conceptually-charged investigations into how individuals and communities imagine the future. This generates a multiplicity of objects, images, installations, situations and texts as the work.

Image: Heman Chong, The Mysterious Island, 2016. Wood, plastic, iron wire, silk fabric, paint. Image: courtesy of Rockbund Art Museum