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Hotam was published as a quarterly artist's journal from 2013 to 2017.

Using a magazine format, each issue has an individual theme and approach.

 

(Note: All listed prices include shipping)

 

Hotam#1: A Brief History of Me

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 64 pages, 2013        USD 39

 

Old personal photographs and the world's events together form a doubled timeline of the artist. Beginning from Page 0 and ending on Page 50, each page traces a year of the artist's life as he grows from a newborn baby into a middle-aged man.

Hotam#2: Other People’s Business

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 64 pages, 2013        USD 39

 

Other People’s Business is a catalogue of the artist's entire collection of business cards of friends and acquaintances since 1980s.

Hotam#3: Journey to the West

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 64 pages, 2014        USD 39

 

A fictional pictoral of the journey of a 19th Century Chinese gentleman (performed by Cosmo Kwan) travelling in an imagery world.  The iconic locales range from the Taj Mahal to Niagara Falls, from the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House -- from different continents of the world.

Hotam#4: Fine China

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 54 pages, 2014        USD 39

 

A set of 24 designs of blue and white porcelain ware explores the rising power of the 21st Century.

Hotam#5: Hot Asian Men Literary Special

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 66 pages, 2014        USD 39

 

13 contributing writers and artists all write about "Hot Asian Men," ranging from personal story, reportage to fiction, prose and poetry, supplemented by a collection of research materials as illustrations, including vintage photographs, movie posters and magazine clippings.

Hotam#6: Magazines

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 58 pages, 2014        USD 39

 

By juxtaposing existing popular magazine titles with original photographs, each page of Hotam#6 is set up like a magazine cover, in an attempt to create a dialogue between text and imagery, playing with our everyday experience that is shaped by news, lifestyle, travel, daily observation and cultural memories.

Hotam#7: Haircut 100

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 62 pages, 2014      USD 39

 

Haircut 100 is a socio-visual investigation of the barbershops in the Manhattan Chinatown of New York City. Inside this city within a city, there are over one hundred hair salons serving the Chinese residents and visitors. This issue will explore the the cultural and historic significance of hair cutting in the neighbourhood.

Hotam#8: Romances

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 56 pages, 2015        USD 39

 

Love letters from an experience with the Canadian Navy.

 

Hotam#9: Secret Garden

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 58 pages, 2015        USD 39

 

In the Secret Garden of Hotam, friends of the artist poses as exquisite and succulent floral beings.

Hotam#10: The Greatest Stories Ever Told

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 56 pages, 2015        USD 39

 

A collection of fables, fairy tales and urban legends inspired by money. All illustrations are made up of collages of international banknotes. This is the original edition of the now expanded series.

Hotam#11: Curious Cabinets

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 60 pages, 2016        USD 39

 

As the title 'Curious Cabinets' suggests, this project is an exploration of the boundary of curiosity and courtesy.  The artist spent over two years in secrecy to document his friends' bathroom cabinets.

Hotam#12: The Yellow Pages

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 58 pages, 2016        USD 39

 

An updated version of the artist's infamous alphabet book from 1993, Hotam#12: The Yellow Pages continues to explore the experiences of Asians in North America and beyond.

Hotam#13: Ghost Image

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 60 pages, 2016        USD 39

 

The deceased lover as remembered by the artist. The negative images of old photographs narrate the life and death of a gay man in the midst of AIDS.

Hotam#14: Idol Worship

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 60 pages, 2016    USD 39

 

Pairing iconic brands with portraits of pop stars, Idol Worship looks into the construction of identity. Portraits reproduced from a series of oil paintings by artist.

Hotam#15: Traces - Downtown Eastside

 

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 58 pages, 2017    USD 39

 

Traces is a document of the devastated neighbourhood of Downtown Eastside in Vancouver where the artist resides. Part of the traditional territories of the First Nations, DTES is known for its homelessness, poverty, drug trade and various social problems. However, it also has a strong sense of community resilience and a history of social activism.

 

USD $39 each.

All prices include postage to anywhere in the world.

Payments could be made through Paypal or credit cards.

 

Each book is in a limited edition of 250 copies. The delivery time is approximately two weeks.

 

If there are any further questions, please contact us at

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