In conjunction with this celebratory milestone, an open call was organised in December 2019, inviting artists to submit works based on the theme “GOLD”. For thousands of years, gold has been used as an ornament of royalty, currency, symbol of victory. By opting for this theme, it was envisioned that the outcome would be a template of luxury, wealth, prosperity and success; effectively then, an invitation for a bright new year for ZHAN and the many artists it works with.
20 talented emerging artists from various walks of life were selected to join the group show. They are Kevin Loo, Elly Nor Suria, Norlisham Selamat, Sin Kah Leong, Muhammad Syahrin, Sanker Ganesh, Roslin Moin, Wan Zeti Fadhlina, Fariza Basri, Isa Ishak, Denise Khoo, Cristjen Lai, Veronica Tan, Firdauz Baharudin, Felicia See, Syazana Afrina, Chris Tan, Avand, Haris Rashid and Kelvin Low.
As a collective of contemporary creatives, the artists pushed the boundaries of what art and gold mean. The artworks are diverse, spanning from traditional painting styles to art installation.
GOLD runs from 9 March to 4 April 2020.