Building an Empire

Alvin Tan Teck Heng

Building an Empire is an installation of one thousand ceramic rice bowls by Chinese Singaporean artist, Alvin Tan Teck Heng. Drawing on his own personal and ancestral history, Teck Heng explores contemporary perspectives on Chinese migration and investment in the Asia Pacific region. What appears at a distance to be a mass of identical forms is upon closer inspection a collection of perfectly individual objects, as each bowl has been wheel-thrown and hand glazed by the artist himself.

Teck Heng has been working with clay for more than two decades and has participated in exhibitions, residencies and conferences throughout Asia, Europe, USA and Australia.

Opening 6pm, Thursday 3 December, 2015
3–18 December 2015
Tuesday?β€”?Friday 9am?β€”?5pm

Artist: Alvin Teck Heng
Curator: Mark Valenzuela

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