CHAT’s Inaugural Exhibition Unfolds the Fabric of Our Lives

Why We Recommend it

Showcasing the works and performances by 17 contemporary artists and collectives, this exhibition reveals hidden sociopolitical agendas as well as personal and collective experiences of textile labour in our increasingly globalising world.



Textiles are versatile physical materials and can be used in so many different ways: the same rectangle of fabric deemed as a political banner to appeal in the public realm can also be used as a tablecloth for family gatherings. It wraps, folds, covers, shields and protects. Reinvestigating textile materials and techniques in contemporary art, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile’s (CHAT) first exhibition, entitled Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life, aims to stimulate visitors’ imagination regarding the unsung labourers behind textile production.

Featured in the exhibition are Reza Afisina (Jakarta-based), Aoyama Satoru (Japan), Movana Chen (Hong Kong-based), contact Gonzo (performance art group based in Osaka), Ade Darmawan (Jakarta), Huang Po-Chih (Taiwan), Jung Yeondoo (South Korea), Liu Chuang (Beijing), Pangrok Sulap (Sabah), Raquel Ormella (Australia), Alma Quinto (the Philippines), Norberto Roldan (the Philippines), Mark Salvatus (the Philippines), Dayanita Singh (India), Jakkai Siributr (Bangkok), Vo Tran Chau (Vietnam), and Heidi Voet (Belgium).

Please note that Pangrok Sulap’s artwork display ends on 2 June 2019.


When: 17 Mar 2019 - 30 Jun 2019 Where: CHAT, The Mills – 45 Pak Tin Par Street – Tsuen Wan