Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

“Ship of Theseus” a solo exhibition by Yen Phang

Exhibition details

Opening / Event Date:
17 July, 2021
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
4 September, 2021
Event Category:
, , , ,

Ship of Theseus

Art Projects Gallery is delighted to present Yen Phang’s (b.1979) latest works in a solo exhibition titled “Ship of Theseus”. This will be the Singaporean artist’s  first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. 


“Ship of Theseus” is one of the oldest concept in Western Philosophy; having been discussed by the likes of Heraclitus and  Plato; that raises the question of whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object. Continuing his fascination and passion with nature and biology that have been the sources of references for his art, the philosophical idea behind the “Ship of Theseus” inspired him to create this new series of works. 


Using layers upon layers of paint applied in clean, successive strokes, Phang builds up each composition of a reconstructed nature much akin to how a city manicured urban landscape, that is being constantly pruned, cut and trimmed, materialises. Likewise, as the artist questions in his mind, when applied to the human body, whether one can be considered as being of the “same” nature. This thought process and painting style results in a refreshing visual expression that borders between the real and virtual, imbuing this new collection of works with an artificial-digital quality yet executed in a painterly manner. 


Phang is a prolific artist whose art practice traverses across multiple medium and genre, including performance art, installation art, sculpture and painting. He was a recipient of the Winston Oh Grant (2016), Winston Oh Travel Research Award (2016), and was awarded the Cliftons Art Prize (2015) and the UNSW Julius Stone Prize (2006). His work has been collected by the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore), British Airways for their Terminal 1 Lounge at Changi Airport, Singapore. He has also initiated projects such as “I.D. (The Body’s Still Warm)” (2018), Displacements: 13 Wilkie Terrace“ (2013),“The Peony And the Crow“ (2016), and “Repurposing Nostalgia” (2016) under the Displacements banner.


“Ship of Theseus” will be shown at Art Projects Gallery from 17 Jul 2021 to 4 Sept 2021.








  彭學源的創作橫跨多類型的媒介及主題,包恬行為,裝置,雕塑及繪畫。彭氏過往多次獲得獎項,包括Winston Oh Grant(2016), Winston Oh Travel Research Award(2016),Cliftons Art Prize(2015) 及UNSW Julius Stone Prize(2006). 彭氏的作品曾被新加坡駐馬來西亞大使館、新加坡外交部及英國航空公司所收藏。彭氏亦曾參與不同的藝術項目,包恬“I.D. (The Body’s Still Warm)” (2018), “The Peony And the Crow“ (2016), and “Repurposing Nostalgia” (2016) Displacements: 13 Wilkie Terrace“ (2013)


 展覽“忒修斯之船”將於2021年7 月17日至9月4 日於藝途畫廊開放,歡迎大眾參觀。









Other Events

Crystal Liu Solo Exhibition “you gave me everything

You Gave Me Everything

Gallery: Galerie du Monde

Artist(s): Crystal Liu

Opening / Event Date: 26 Apr, 2023

Closing / End Date: 3 Jun, 2023

CHOW Chun Fai & Stephen WONG Chun Hei Duo Exhibition A Mirage of a Shining City

CHOW Chun Fai & Stephen WONG Chun Hei Duo Exhibition A Mirage of a Shining City

Gallery: Tang Contemporary Art

Artist(s): Jigger Cruz

Opening / Event Date: 2 May, 2023

Closing / End Date: 10 Jun, 2023

Fan Yan: Jeux Thèmes Variations – French May Arts Festival

Fan Yan - Mist in Pink

Gallery: Alisan Fine Arts (Aberdeen)

Artist(s): Fan Yan

Opening / Event Date: 3 May, 2023

Closing / End Date: 30 Jun, 2023