Samantha Kuok Leese

Gao Weigang

Galerie Perrotin | Hong Kong

June 2015

Suspended from the ceiling in a darkened room of Gao Weigang’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, a large golden jackhammer tilts downwards. A viewer’s presence stimulates a sensor in the room, and the drill point starts to turn slowly,… READ ON


“Days push off into nights”

Spring Workshop

March 2015

“Days push off into nights,” a group exhibition curated by Christina Li featuring nine international artists, presents contemplations of time’s passage that are intimate, funny, and grand. The eleven works on view, which range from … READ ON


“Gilbert & George: Utopian Pictures”

ARNDT | Singapore

February 2015

Though this clean, green metropolis is one of the world’s most orderly and secure, Singapore is also known for its draconian fines, corporal punishment, and controversial human rights record. There’s no small measure of irony, then, in … READ ON


Gonkar Gyatso

Pearl Lam Galleries | Hong Kong

October 2014

In a timely exhibition of a new series of works, created from stickers, trinkets, and other ephemera, Tibetan-born artist Gonkar Gyatso explores the impact of global mass-media culture on his homeland’s traditional identity, and offers a … READ ON


Cai Guo-Qiang

Power Station of Art | 上海当代艺术博物馆

October 2014

This exhibition presents a series of Cai Guo-Qiang’s unsettling new works that draw attention to the current environmental crisis facing China and the rest of the world. Many of the pieces, which range from large-scale gunpowder drawings … READ ON


Sebastião Salgado

Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Singapore, Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Singapore

June 2014

In one photograph from the “Workers” series by Sebastião Salgado, a woman raises a shovel above her head (Worker on the canal construction site of Rajasthan, India, 1990). A scarf with light shining through it is draped over her head … READ ON


“No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia”

Center for Contemporary Art | Singapore (CCA Singapore)

May 2014

For the inaugural touring exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, curator June Yap has brought together nineteen works by sixteen artists and collectives from eleven countries, represented in diverse media such as painting,… READ ON


Tomoko Kashiki

Ota Fine Arts

February 2014

Six paintings and fifteen drawings by Tomoko Kashiki make up the inaugural show at Ota Fine Art’s new space in Singapore. To create her paintings, Kashiki first covers a wooden panel with a linen cloth, then applies acrylic paint layer over… READ ON


Shin il Kim

Space Cottonseed

January 2014

At first glance, the stacked sculptures in Shin il Kim’s current exhibition, “Ready Known,” appear purely abstract. But linger a little longer and the letter M emerges from the dense thicket of coated stainless steel. Behind that is an… READ ON