Yuk King Tan’s work spans diverse materials and media regarding the intersection between culture, work and identity, often culminating in a perfomative investigation towards political issues such as value and economy.Read More
Yuk King Tan has had major solo and group exhibitions, most importantly at the Camden Arts Centre in London, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Museum Fridericianum in Kassel, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Musuem of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and Wellington City Gallery, New Zealand, Hong Kong Arts Centre, and Artists Space in New York.
She has held residencies at Dunedin, New Plymouth, Queensland, Aachen, Sydney and London and has participated at International Biennials in Queensland, Vilnius, Auckland and Sao Paulo.
Graduated in 1993, Bachelor Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand.
Text courtesy Starkwhite.
Hope, censorship, the Hong Kong protests and their threads across Asia and the Pacific: a conversation with artist Yuk King Tan, whose show Crisis of the Ordinary is at Starkwhite gallery now. A lattice screen made out of white plastic zip tie police handcuffs. Batons, bottles, drones and other protest objects, wrapped in many-coloured...
It is many years since Yuk King Tan last had a solo show in Auckland—she used to be represented by Sue Crockford—so this Starkwhite presentation of three installations and a video is a welcome event.
The weather's a bit shit so you can't go to the beach, you've binge-watched all your favourite shows, and you fear for your safety stepping outside with Auckland's current random tendency for mini tornados and roof-ripping winds. What is there left to do but take in some culture, via Auckland's glorious plethora of warm, dry art galleries?
Artist Yuk King Tan and her husband, head of art at Tai Kwun Tobias Berger, talk about three of their favourite pieces in their collection. All of the art work we have tells stories about countries that we live in, our friends and our shared history. Some of the work makes the audience reconsider its belief structures, opening up different ways of...
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