EXP is envisioned as a new annual series within the Chan + Hori exhibition calendar to encourage innovation in the context of the contemporary arts and cultural practice. Promoting engagement, openness and new ways of understanding, it reflects intersections between art, society and everyday life.
Josiah Chua will showcase his 2018 capsule collection titled “光, HIKARI” (‘light’ in Japanese). It is inspired by the Sailor Moon anime series and presents itself in the form of holographic fabrics and structural dresses with graphic shapes. It references the specific transformation sequence when the Japanese schoolgirl character magically morphs into her soldier alter-ego in a burst of iridescent colour and light. The element of light used in Sailor Moon is the main subject Josiah explored for the collection – a source of inspiration for the materials and the metaphoric qualities it represents such as friendship, justice and love.
EXP series 2: Josiah Chua “光, HIKARI”
Date: May 10th – 19th 2018
Open: 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays)
Place: Chan + Hori Contemporary
Address: Gillman Barracks, 6 Lock Road, #02-09 Singapore 108934
Tel: +65 6338 1962