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|New book from Thames & Hudson celebrates twenty-five years of PHUNK|
From the Bottom of my Pencil Case At '8Q-Rate: School' exhibition, 8Q Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2008 © 8Q SAM, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
LONDON.- Celebrating twenty-five years of PHUNK, this monographtraces the ways in which the Singapore-based collective has mixed urban street culture, art and design to create a unique body of work.
PHUNK is an internationally acclaimed, Singapore-based contemporary design and art collective. Founded in 1994 by Alvin Tan, Melvin Chee, Jackson Tan and William Chan when they were students at Lasalle College of the Arts, they developed a novel approach to collective art-making based on the collaborative aesthetic of a rock-and roll band and informed by a shared interest in urban subcultures.
PHUNKs art has been featured in numerous biennale, museum and gallery exhibitions internationally, including the Fukuoka Art Triennale , the Animamix Biennale and the London Design Festival. PHUNK has also worked with major brands such as Nike, Diesel, Casio GShock , Levis, UNIQLO and MTV as well as with emerging designers and alternative street labels. With a strong emphasis on artistic collaboration, PHUNK collaborated with artists as diverse as The Rolling Stones and pop artist Keiichi Tanaami.
Inspired by Control Chaos, a key work that sparked PHUNKs creative journey, this monograph is organized around three themes: Collective Consciousness, which explores PHUNKs early development; Criti-Cool, which looks at the challenges of practising art in Singapore; and Connecting Worlds, which examines works that reflect our increasingly globalized world. With accompanying texts based upon exclusive interviews with the collective, this inspirational overview is richly illustrated with original artwork and will be essential reading for anyone interested in Singapores art and design scene over the past twenty-five years.
Author Justin Zhuang is a writer and researcher with an interest in design, cities, history and media. He has written several books about Singapore design, including INDEPENDENCE: The History of Graphic Design in Singapore Since the 1960s.
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