STPI's Emi Eu reflects on S.E.A. Focus, an STPI project platforming artists and galleries from Southeast Asia, in the wake of Art Stage's decline in 2019 and ahead of the launch of Singapore's new art fair, Art SG, in October 2020.
With India Art Fair set to open amid nationwide protests, Kanika Anand introduces shows in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata that express shifting socio-political identities, modes of resistance, and explorations of place-making.
Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.
Elias Hansen’s work involves hand-blown glass objects that convey a regularity not unlike that of a mass-produced process. Hansen’s installations, comprised of an assortment of pipettes, flasks and beakers alongside rough-cut wood, rubber tubing and light bulbs, are interrelated in arrangements that reference the fragility of both the precious and the discarded, the authentic and the reproduced. The precarious composition of his installations is both spatial and formal. Jagged wood elements intrude into the exhibition space, upon which glass objects are uneasily displayed, suggesting impending shatter. This anxiety within Hansen’s work undermines the traditional narrative of sculpture, subverting its high art status as a flux between discarded context and admired form.
Text courtesy Anat Ebgi.
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