PENDATANG - Tan Kian Ming Solo Exhibition
潘大棠 - 陳建泯個展
4 June - 2 July 2015
Pan Da Tang is a homophone to the Malay language ‘pendatang,’ which means travellers or outsiders. This exhibition is a reflection of Malaysian student Tan Kian Ming on his art-making journey and his overseas study experience. Through the exhibition Pan Da Tang, he seeks to analyse his art style and how his overseas experience is possible to discuss with his works. His four-year study transforms his identity from an international student to a ‘Chinese immigrant’ in Malaysia, giving him a chance to re-imagine about ‘home’ and to see his current situation more clearly, though at the moment it is vague and incomplete.