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From LUXUO

Having participated in many exhibitions around the world at 26 years old, Naufal Abshar proves to be an artist with great prospects. Words by Anastazia Prahin

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Article posted on 21 March 2019

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From: Anastazia Prahin

What it means to be human is an omnipresent question of our time and there is a gallery by the name of Hatch Art Gallery which embodies enough edge to explore this climatic relationship. Exhibiting Young Regional and Singaporean Artists, who deconstruct and demonstrate their perception of a post-human world using clever mediums and exquisite thought.

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Article posted on 10 January 2019

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From: Jason Tan

The use of digital technology in art is not a new phenomenon. Art produced through computer software programmes can be said to have originated as far back as the 1960s. By the 1990s, artists such as Roy Ascott had delved into the world of interactive art using the internet and digital tools such as e-mail and mobile phones. Ascott for example coined the term “telematic” art, which according to the Tate, “focused on the human aspect of the medium, the desire to communicate with another even in the virtual world, and how this (notion) is central to the creation of the medium.”

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Article posted on 12 February 2019

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From: Ocula Report

Launched in 2018, Hatch Art Project is a gallery at the heart of the CBD that is dedicated to the practices of young artists from Singapore and the region. For More Than Human World: A Wake-up Call from Posthuman, nine artists—including Naufal Abshar, Seungpyo Hong, and Abshar Platisza—contemplate artificial intelligence and new technologies through a vibrant mix of media. These include The Organic Machine (Disaster Series) (2018) by Aditya Chandra H., a pencil acrylic on canvas depiction of drawn vascular forms that emit plumes of smoke across a background in varying shades of pink and red. Urich Lau's digital photos on aluminium, Dreamscape: City Hall Singapore and Dreamscape: Victoria Harbour Hong Kong (both 2018), depict two otherwise mundane photographs of cityscapes in acrid colours and containing hallucinogenic forms. Lau's images are a result of their processing through DeepDream, a programme that allows for patterns in images to be found and enhanced through algorithmic pareidolia, in which machines seek out patterns where they might not be immediately discernible.

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Article posted on 18 January 2019

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From Chay Weiqin

‘Deciphering Clothes: The Troublemakers’ Wardrobe’ is the last of the three-part ‘Deciphering’ series at Hatch Art Project. Since its inception in June this year, the contemporary art gallery has featured several emerging artists, in keeping with their focus of providing a platform for young artists in Asia to develop their artistic practices.

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Article posted on 28 November 2018

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From SAND Magazine

'In Love' by Norah Lea is an important showcase, which quite possibly normalises transgender identity through a series of self-portraits created with her collaborator Nicolas Ow. The exhibition was art directed by Diva Agar. On our record, this is one of the best shows accomplished in 2018.

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Article posted on 31 Docember 2018

 
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From: Nisa Kreems

Filipino artist Leeroy New transforms people into otherworldly beings to send a message.

Imagine you’re waiting for the bus and a near-naked human body decked out in layers of plastic tubes, with a face covered in spikes, ambles past you. Freakily enough, it's something that happens in Manila.

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Article posted on 26 December 2018

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People who do not conform to gender stereotypes are characterised as ‘troublemakers’, or ‘queer’.  The term queer has been used to refer to sexual orientation and gender minorities identified as neither heterosexual or cisgender. The original definition of queer was ‘strange’ or ‘peculiar’, ‘trouble’, but has increasingly been adopted to describe non-normative identities. These words often suggest negative associations such as problems, or the presence of a disorder, or difficulty. They are also used when socially accepted/agreed rules or norms are contravened. This leads us to question what socially accepted norms or social customs are. Is it possible to define them? If so, are there tangible guidelines to differentiate socially acceptable behavior from that which is not?

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We’re seeing a change in the tides in 2018. Where non-conformity to gender stereotypes once garnered disgust, a newfound appreciation for queer culture has steered pop culture in the new millennium in a much more positive direction.

But the well-tailored men of Queer Eye still sit on the safer end of the spectrum (irony, right?)

Beyond the sharp suits donned by confidently out individuals, or even the elaborate costumes of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a whole universe of non-binary dressing and fashion exists.

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From: Amanda Chai

Instead of lunch at Food Garden, how about fine art?

It can only be a good thing that an art gallery would open somewhere as obscure as Asia Square. In an area where mindless money-making presides over everything else, a dab of culture can’t hurt anyone. The all-new Hatch Art Project opens today (Jun 4) in the unassuming first level of Tower 1, ready to bring new life and perspective to the Central Business District.

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Article posted on 04 June 2018

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