Gan Siong King: My Video Making Practice

Gan Siong King: My Video Making Practice

The Engine Room, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Gan Siong King: My Video Making Practice presents recent video essays by Malaysian artist Gan Siong King. It features Kecek Amplifier Bersama Nik Shazwan, a video installation that explores the gamut from the production of bespoke electric guitar amplifiers in Malaysia to pre-millennial pop culture, and My Video Making Practice. The latter is a new work that provides a humorous reflection on Gan’s video practice. Screenings of My Video Making Practice will take place on select weekends, and will be accompanied by a dialogue session with the artist and a moderator. Gan’s video works often draw on the aesthetics and sensibilities of music videos, images and memes from internet video culture, as well as humour that is often found in Malaysian popular culture.

About the Artist
Gan Siong King (b. 1975, Malaysia) trained as an oil painter in the early 1990s. For the past decade, his evolving practice has explored painting and video-based works, as well as the use of multi-disciplinary forms. His works revolve around unpacking conventions in art and social structures as a way to question, reflect and imagine different ways of seeing and being. Gan has exhibited at the 6th Asian Art Biennale (Taichung, 2021), Koganecho Bazaar Vol. 2 (Yokohama, 2020), Biennale Jogja XV—Equator #5 (Yogyakarta, 2019), Ilham Gallery (Kuala Lumpur, 2017), and ARCUS Project (Moriya, 2016). He lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

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Gan Siong King: My Video Making Practice (2021); image courtesy of the Artist.