HOKO has recently been invited to design a piece of jewellery for the new collection of Chi ha paura…? , Global Identity, under the Art Direction of Gijs Bakker (NL).
For millennia jewelry has acted as symbol and signifier of a wearers identity. We broadcast our status, affiliations, and beliefs through adornment. In what way does a global perspective change not only what we put on the body but also what we make for the body? How does the idea of global affect our personal, cultural, and national identities?
Designers and artists from different continents were invited to think about these questions and to design a new piece of jewelry that might show our global identity, or that reflects on global issues.
With : Atelier Ted Noten, Bertjan Pot, Dinie Besems, Formafantasma, Gijs Bakker, Hector Lasson, HOKO, Kerianne Quick, Manon van Kouswijk, Natasja Boesem, Noon Passama, Paolo Ulian, Studio Homunculus, Study O Portable, Sylvain Georget.9-14 April 2013 Ventura Lambrate Via Cletto Arrighi 19, Milan
INDEX RING by HOKOstainless steel, gold plated 21 x 69 mm
Today, the role of an index finger’s tip has superseded that of the opposable thumb.
The global gesture of swiping and clicking is one that unifies us in acknowledgement of technological advancement. To protect one’s fingertip is not an act of paranoia, but a calculated anticipation of society’s shifting perspective upon our evolving anatomy.
INDEX RING is a form of fingertip protection that should be removed only when using digital interfaces that require the fingertip’s participation. Should the wearer wish to press a lift button or switch on the lights in the bedroom, we recommend the middle finger or the outdated thumb….
photos: Ilco Kemmere
to view pdf for all works of the collection, please click here
The Chi Ha Paura…? collections are a co-production with:
Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
Our little concept books on ‘arrangement’ are currently stocked at Yvon Lambert gallery / bookshop in Paris.
Founded in 1966 by the art dealer and collector Yvon Lambert, the gallery has a strong tradition of presenting artists’ projects that are ambitious, intense, and innovative. Starting in the early 70′s Yvon Lambert boldly chose to present American artists, pioneers of minimal art, conceptual art, and land art such as Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Brice Marden, Robert Ryman, Cy Twombly, Lawrence Weiner, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Niele Toroni (…)
The library Yvon Lambert opened in 2001. It offers a large assortment of art books, exhibition catalogues, artists books, rare or out of print books, limited edition prints, posters, DVDs, CDs, t-shirts and art objects.
108 rue Vieille-du-Temple,75003 Paris
photos: Yvon Lambert
We love the auto translation by Bing and it goes like this:
6 Species of Singapore design duo hoko zine, in stock now! Hoko atlier hoko operates in Singapore, exhibition curators in Europe and is currently active in the universe. While exploring the relationship between design and whatever daily, makes the shape of the new design. Treat the hoko zine opportunity arrived in Tokyo art fair in two people who visited 100 years now. You can buy in Japan probably is only 100 years.
Those concerned about things they check HP please.
Also available at supermama in Singapore.
photos : 100Hyakunen
U N - E X P E C T E D
is an approach that brings forth the tacit relationships formed between people and ordinary objects in our immediate surroundings. It questions our predetermined expectations for certain sequence of events to occur. We expect a vase to be broken when dropped, a container to contain, and a handle sturdy enough to allow us to perform the necessary actions. Nestled within the familiar everyday, we are gradually losing our sense of curiosity towards these seemingly mundane tasks, actions and objects.
In the Design Concepts Module, the third year (15 years old) SOTA students from the Faculty of Visual Arts were invited to investigate the notions behind an Un-graspable Handle, an Un-containable Container and an Un-breakable Vase. The emphasis of this exercise is on the thinking process; how students approach the brief, ask and formulate fundamental questions leading to meaningful explorations from within.
Through this exhibition, we wish to share the findings and interpretations from the students’ inquiries into our everyday expectations of the un-expected.
Directed by Alvin Ho and Clara Koh.
Venue: SOTA gallery
Opening reception: 3rd February, 630 pm - 9 pm
Exhibition runs from 4th - 19th February 2012
12pm - 9pm daily.
After「 :on arrangement 」 and「 A R R A N G I N G 」, Atelier HOKO will be presenting our third and final installment「 R E : A R R A N G E 」in Berlin this coming June. This exhibition will be featuring new collaborations and developments. Please drop by if you happen to be around the area at the same time!
More news and work-in-progress will be updated soon…
Cloe Floirat (FR)
Takeshi Kuboi (JP)
Jonathan Ben-Tovim (AU)
Zuzanna Fruba (DE)
We just completed the space design and overall brand identity for S U P E R M A M A ; a design gallery / retail space that collects, curates and creates objects that stirs our imagination.
S U P E R M A M A is very much interested in the behaviour of children and is inspired to bring out those qualities in everyday life. It is open daily from 11 am - 9 pm @ 30A Seah Street, Singapore.
” Let’s grow older and younger at the same time! ” ♪
Photos : H O K O
Super Sincere Sentiments
by H O K O
The whole gesture of sending a mass-produced store-bought greeting card is irrevocably insincere. Thousands of people all over the world receiving and sending the very same card containing graphics by some unknown illustrator , accompanied with text written by an equally anonymous copywriter is a strange but real phenomenon. The intention of this design is simply to unmask and articulate this insincerity. Therefore, one can say that the cards are extremely honest in being ‘insincere’.
Pack of 5 identical greeting cards.
180 mm x 115 mm
Digital Offset, Hotstamping
commissioned by FARM and curated by Selwyn and Hans Tan.
H O K O has recently been invited to design a series of greeting cards for Apostrophe S, a product-making and distributing process of local creative organization FARM.
A range of 40 products were developed for the Singapore Art Museum and are available for sale. They are all on exhibition at the inner lobby of Singapore Art Museum (SAM) till 26th Dec following which they will be shifted to another location within the museum.
click here to shop.
photo : FARM
H O K O will be presenting the film + book titled ” a man, about ” for this exhibition. Hope to see you there!
TRANSMISSION: EXPERIENCE creates an outlet for telling and circulating stories and interpretations materializing through art and design. Whether involving mental, physical or virtual, a dredged- up or residual memory of an experience will continue to reside in one’s mind. Through examining the extraction, conservation and continuation of personal stories and memories to be preserved for posterity, memories are temporarily made tangible in this exhibition. Drawing upon the common theme that characterize our existence and shape lives, it aptly sets the stage for what brings together diversity- experiences.
Exhibition Duration: 1 October - 15 October 2010
Opening hours 10am to 6pm, open daily except Mondays and public holidays
1st Ave Machine / Arvind Palep (USA)
Alice Soedirman (Medan, Indonesia)
Aya Kato (Tokyo, Japan)
Chris Ro (USA)
Groovisions (Tokyo, Japan)
H O K O (Singapore)
I am David Sparkle (Singapore)
Jezlyn Tan (Singapore)
Joseph Siow (Singapore)
Keiichi Tanaami (Tokyo, Japan)
Khaki Creative & Design / Nod Yan (China)
Koshi Kawachi (Japan)
Makoto Yabuki (Tokyo, Japan)
Maria Vittoria Benatti (Italy)
Masako Okamura (Tokyo, Japan)
Melvin Galapon (London, UK)
Michael Kutsche (USA)
Nguyen Thanh Phong (Vietnam)
Romy Bluemel (Berlin, Germany)
Soh Ee Shaun (Singapore)
Stephanie Metz (San Francisco Bay, USA)
The Analog Girl (Singapore)
Theseus Chan (Singapore)
Timothy Lee Hon Hung ( London)
Tugboat Printshop (Pittsburg,PA, USA)
We Sink Ships (WSS) is a collaboration featuring Heidi Kuisma, a Finnish, Glasgow based photographer and Neil Milton, a Scottish photographer, musician and record label owner living in Warsaw in Poland. Together they create and curate online photo exhibitions and present We Sink Ships Radio, a series of weekly podcasts hosted on Radio Magnetic, an online radio station dedicated to quality, underground, independent, alternative music and one of the UK’s top five internet radio stations since it began in early 2001.
We Sink Ships Gallery was born of a desire to showcase and promote work by talented and zealous emerging photographers from around the world. In their selection process for images and now also for poetry, We Sink Ships, being completely self tought themselves, values passion over education and enthusiasm over expensive equipment; you don’t have to be an art school graduate or own the latest camera to be included in one of the exhibitions.
H O K O has been kindly invited to contribute a selection of photos for their latest online photography exhibition titled :
In Transit (1st - 30th April 2010 )
Photographs inspired by travel, movement, transport.
Click on the link to view : http://www.wesinkships.co.uk/