As they say, a new year brings a new start. And, what better time than now for major changes in both name and location for Chan Hampe Galleries.
Come 15 February 2017, the gallery will launch as Chan + Hori Contemporary at Block 6 of Gillman Barracks, directly located opposite the F&B outlet, Creamier.
Within a short span of 6 years, Chan Hampe Galleries has made quite a name for itself in the art worlds of Singapore and Southeast Asia. However just last year, Ben Hampe, partner of the former gallery, announced his move to a new position in Jakarta.
At the same time, Khairuddin (Khai) Hori, a decorated art veteran has joined the gallery as a new partner. With Khai’s inclusion on the team, he brings a fresh mix to a number of innovative projects and exhibitions in the new year. Viewers can expect a colourful program from the gallery, including events from artists such as Dusadee Huntrakul (Thailand), Sharon Chin (Malaysia) and Joo Choon Lin (Singapore) – just to name a few.
With the recent announcement of a major refurbishment project at the Raffles Hotel, the gallery has elected to move its premises to Singapore’s art enclave and will join other art establishments at Gillman Barracks.
To commemorate the revamp and usher in a fun twist, the gallery’s resident artists, Vertical Submarine will be designing Chan + Hori’s logo and feature their works as permanent fixtures in the new space.
The gallery has also refined its vision as:
Chan + Hori Contemporary seeks to engage with contemporary visual arts as a reflection of the everyday through collaborations with artists, curators and inspired professionals to provoke, challenge and stimulate our collectors and the general public. With Singapore as an axis, we will harness and share the immeasurable value, potential and ideas from art through exhibitions, events, exploratory laboratories and programming that is diverse yet inclusive.