You Belong to Night by Wong Xiang Yi & Rojak Aesthetics by Chuah Shu Ruei, Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition 2019

Rimbun Dahan presents You Belong to Night & Rojak Aesthetics, a two-woman show by Rimbun Dahan Yearlong Resident Artist 2018, Wong Xiang Yi and Rimbun Dahan Half-year Resident Artist, Chuah Shu Ruei.

Xiang Yi contemplated her relationship with nature, her tools and practice, questioned the elements in her works as a means to convey her messages to the audience and reinterpret the ‘female gaze’. “The medium or art form that an artist uses should be chosen because it is the best way to convey a message or idea. The best form must make a huge impression on people, but an artist should never fool the audience by creating form with no meaning.” The works in this series entitled You Belong to Night let the audience see the the youthful bodies through the artist’s eyes, in a dreamy and illusory effect.

Shu Ruei accumulated data and input from her collaborative projects with local communities and other artists which resulted in four installations that explored notions such as “the ideas of multiculturalism, interconnection, collective authorship/ownership, ever-changing composition and the relations between centre/periphery and art/craft”. The artist wants the audience to “feel comfortable, included and also to have a sense of belonging to, with and of the artworks” when they come to view the exhibition.

DATES: Sunday 20 January to Sunday 3 February

OPENING HOURS: Weekends 10am – 6pm; Mon to Fri by appointment only (email Xeem Noor at arts@rimbundahan.org)

Admission is FREE. You can find the Facebook event page is here.

At 9 am on 3 February, Angela Hijjas will be conducting a tour of Rimbun Dahan’s grounds and traditional village houses.