Malaysian artist Chan Kok Hooi’s latest exhibition is entitled, Here I could even pluck the stars by hand.
A press release from the gallery raises questions about low-cost flats, middling apartment blocks and luxury condominium developments that are now an “ubiquitous part of our Malaysian cityscapes”.
The artist poses questions such as, who are the inhabitants and what secrets do they conceal? Why do they choose to make their homes so close to the stars? What kind of aspirations does verticality afford or deny?