Press Releases


Opening reception: 26 September 2018, 6 pm
Soap-making Workshop: 26 September 2018, 7 pm
Exhibition period: 26 September – 30 October 2018
Opening hours: 1030 am to 7pm (Mondays to Fridays), 12 pm to 4 pm (Saturdays)

Hatch Art Project inaugurated its first exhibition series with its second instalment, titled Deciphering Dwellings: Home is Where the ___ is.

Home is generally accompanied by powerful emotional bonds that engage us with a sense of nostalgic, almost mythical vision. A nostalgic understanding of home is a homogenous, peaceful, safe, and secure. A home allows people to be integrated within a meaningful and all-embracing structure through social and physical solidarity.

Thus, the common expression goes ‘Home is where the heart is.’ However, there are other considerations when thinking of home. The eight emerging Southeast Asian artists in this exhibition suggest how a home is lived and experienced by people as a place.

They are: Azizul Nasir (b. 1991, Malaysia) Bitto (b. 1987, Philippines) Eko Bambang Wisnu (b. 1985, Indonesia) Issay Rodriguez (b. 1991, Philippines) Limhay Chhum (b. 1996. Cambodia) Ngoc Nau (b. 1989, Vietnam) Thong Yoong Onn (b. 1995, Malaysia) Tuan Mami (b. 1981, Vietnam)

Deciphering Foods: You are what you eat

Grand opening date: 4 June 2018
Opening reception: 4 June 2018, 7pm – 10pm
Exhibition period: 4 June – 16 August 2018
Opening hour: 1030am to 7pm (Mondays to Fridays), 12pm to 4pm (Saturdays)

Hatch Art Project inaugurates our first exhibition with, Deciphering Foods: You are what you eat. This group exhibition will feature bold, raw and critical works by emerging artists from Asia Pacific region: They are the Bakudapan Food Study Group (Indonesia), Deborah Loh aka Wondebra Loh (Singapore), Iqi Qoror (Indonesia), Jazel Kristin (Philippines), Nguyen Van Du (Vietnam), Shim Hyejung (Korea) and Yaya Sung (Indonesia).

Press Luncheon - 4 June 2018

Rijsttafel (rice on the table) is a legacy of the Dutch colonial ways of eating in Indonesia. It is deeply rooted with the reminder of its history of feudalism, labourer, power, inferiority and nationalism.

For a Dutch colonist, the Rijsttafel embodied in the East Indies which was the jewel in the crown of the Dutch Empire. The length and breadth of their colonial holdings arrayed on a single table, like culinary tribute from the natives which also depicted the power as superior ruling class.

By presenting the performances and a sprawling banquet table featuring “rice in the table”, we will experience and re-question our eating culture in the context of Eastern civilization and behaviour.

This performance is created by Elia Nurvista during her residency process in Delfina Foundation, London, UK (2013) and will be conducted by Monika Swastyastu, the member of Bakudapan Food Study Group.