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.
Yan Heng captures his personal experiences and social ideology in his work. Yan Heng’s work is inspired by his ordinary and simple everyday life, as he combines people, used ob-jects and incidents that surround him in his life. Combining old broken electronic objects and painting in one surface, his works reflect the artist’s critical stance on man’s excessive reli-ance on objects that invade the human cogni-tive domain. The Geometric series criticize the learning by rote that prioritizes conventional delivering of knowledge regardless of individ-ual leaning ability and compulsory education which sets aside individual ability and character and functions simply for authority and social maintenance. Through combining faces that run contradictory and unrelated to each other, the artist encourages us to transcend beyond the confined realm of standardized ways of thought, to multi-dimensional world of limit-less thinking.
Text courtesy Arario Gallery.
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