art practice comprises “an investigation into the philosophies, reasons
and methods of individuals and communities imagining the future”. His
ongoing project, 'The Lonely Ones', looks at the representation of
solitude and the “last man on earth” genre in art, film and literature,
and is the basis for a forthcoming novel entitled 'Prospectus'. Chong’s
recent solo exhibitions include 'LEM 1', Rossi & Rossi, London (2012) and Calendars (2020-2096) at the NUS Museum, Singapore (2011). He has participated in group exhibitions including the Asia Pacific Triennale 7 (2012), Performa 11 (2011), and represented Singapore at the 50a Biennale di Venezia (2003). In June 2013 ArtAsiaPacific
will publish a monograph of his work entitled 'The Part In The Story
Where We Lost Count Of The Days', edited by M+ Curator, Pauline J. Yao.
This interview was initiated at Spring Workshop in Hong Kong, in the context of Chong’s invitation to Latitudes to make a curatorial residency as part of 'Moderation(s)', a year-long series of programming between Spring and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.
#OpenCurating is a research project by Latitudes produced through BCN Producció 2012 of the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona.
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