MAT/RAMLEE - A solo exhibition by Khairuddin Hori

Khairuddin Hori's interest lies primarily in matters concerning the minority and the position and influence of its artists in social development. Taking inspiration from the films of esteemed filmmakers such as P Ramlee and Mat Sentol, Khairuddin adds his own contemporary interpretations and idiosyncrasies to the visuals that narrate these films.

Art Exhibition previously on at Chan Hampe Galleries @ Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
From Monday 28 February 2011 to Monday 28 March 2011
Launch Thursday 03 March 2011, 7pm

MAT/RAMLEE - A solo exhibition by Khairuddin Hori image MAT/RAMLEE - A solo exhibition by Khairuddin Hori image

Published by Benjamin Milton Hampe on Monday 21 February 2011.
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Opening Night – Thursday 3 March 2011, 7pm
Guest of Honour – Audrey Wong, Nominated Member of Parliament, Programme Leader, MA Arts & Cultural Management Programme LASALLE College of the Arts

Through the juxtaposition of modern visual techniques and traditional elements of the Malay culture, such as the deliberate pixilation of re-constructed scenes from P Ramlee’s films as well appropriating images and ideas from various Mat Sentol films, Khairuddin addresses issues such as the censorship that these filmmakers encountered as well as the – at times – blindness to crucial social commentaries that these films offered. The exhibition features works from both his Semerah Padi Revisited and his Reconstructing Sentol series.

MAT/RAMLEE runs from February 28, 2011 until March 28, 2011 at Chan Hampe Galleries @ Raffles Hotel, which is located at Raffles Hotel Arcade #01-04, 328 North Bridge Road. The exhibition is open from daily 11am – 7pm. Admission is free. For enquires please call +65 6338 1962.

About the Artist
Born in 1974 in Singapore, Khairuddin Hori remains one of three who graduated with a Master of Arts degree from LASALLE (2006) without a bachelor’s degree.

His practice is marked by the other diverse roles he has played: as critic-in-residence at the Khoj International Artist Association in New Delhi, India during Khoj LIVE, the first international performance art festival in India (2008); his employment of six Asian curators as his art-makers in his solo exhibition Trading Craft (2007) presented in Bangkok and Singapore by the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore; as curator of a year-long series of exhibitions and art projects at an Indonesian food and jazz cafe along Killiney Road (2006); as  co-director of the international performance art festival Future of Imagination (2006 and 2007); and co-directing Die Faustus Die!!! (2001), the (one and only) rock operetta performed on the facade of The Substation.

He was awarded a French government overseas scholarship just before graduating with a Diploma in Fine Arts (1994) that provided him with a six-month immersive study stint in a studio in Paris. Khairuddin is currently a curator at the Singapore Art Museum… amongst other things.