Saturday, August 23, 2008

Was in the papers recently!

News report in The Straits Times with regards to HAO's fundraising.

Friday, August 01, 2008

HAO - Confronting the Future of Arts & Culture from Asia

Stop wondering! Here's HAO, the Summit and workshop sessions with emerging Asian artists, art managers and curators you have been dreaming about!

Sentosa Island, Singapore

9 – 12 September 2008

The Substation – Singapore’s leading non-profit contemporary arts centre

Khairuddin Hori

• The HAO Summit aims to nurture a sustainable and informed fellowship of future Asian contemporary arts leaders, professionals, and visionaries to take art into the future, through inspiration and professional mentorship.

• We aim to transform the fellowship and networks forged through the HAO Summit into long-term action and information exchange networks across Asia. The HAO Summit will be the first of other meetings, summits and events of the fellowship.

Click here for the HAO website and updates!

HAO FUNDRAISER - Interdependence 101

Semerah Padi, revisited (2005 - 2008)
84 x 118 cm
Digital print on photographic paper
Edition: Unique (1 each only)

These digital prints are new works that continue a series from an earlier exhibition, Labilabu, commissioned by The Esplanade and first presented at the Esplanade Tunnel in 2005. Called Semerah Padi, revisited, the series reconstructs and appropriates various characters and scenes from the classic P Ramlee film of the same name, with models donning costumes replicating the originals from the film. However, details of the costumes and models are obscured through a deliberate pixillation of the images.

8 of these prints are up for sale to raise funds for his HAO, an arts summit that I am convening with organisational support from The Substation. HAO: Confronting the Future of Arts and Culture from Asia, will be held in Singapore from 9 – 12 September 2008, coinciding with the time of the Singapore Biennale.

Half the proceeds from the sale of each of these one-off prints – priced at $3200 each - will be set aside for bursaries to enable young artists, curators and arts managers from South-east Asia and Asia to travel to Singapore to attend this Summit.

Semerah Padi, revisited (2005) layout of installation at the 80 meters Esplanade Tunnel in 2005

The sale of just one of these prints can fund the travel, accommodation, food and full participation costs for one Asian participant to HAO. We know that there are some young artists particularly from the Southeast Asian region, who would love to attend the HAO Summit but cannot afford to pay the full costs. Your contribution will be offered as a bursary to these participating artists/curators/art managers.

The prints can be purchased as individual works; however, some prints form natural pairs in dialogue, and can be purchased as pairs. Buyers of the prints are invited to participate in the HAO Summit too. The amount from the sale that goes towards the HAO Summit - $1600 out of $3200 – will be a donation to The Substation and qualifies for double tax-exemption, as The Substation is an Institute of Public Character (IPC). The other $1600 is the value of the artwork. The Substation itself does not take a commission from the sale.

Should you wish to view images of the works, please contact Audrey Wong at tel. 6337 7535 or email:, or myself at email: