I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...
The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...
The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...
Gajah Gallery Yogyakarta to present Singaporean and Indonesian Artists in Group Visual and Performance Exhibition SUPER/NATURAL from May-June 2017.
Nature, as a subject matter in art-making, is one that has long captured the imagination of artists. Whether defined as intrinsic characteristics, represented as physical forms of the living environment, or contemplated upon as primordial states of existence, in contemporary times, reflections on what may be some of the fundamental bases for being and experience, have also raised much doubt and uncertainty. If the investigation of nature can be said to yield some forms of truth, artists have also sought to reveal the relativity of conditions that have typically afforded the sense of stability in our individual or collective realities.
The exhibition SUPER/NATURAL features more than 10 Singapore contemporary artists from a broad spectrum of disciplines, exploring the ways in which their works mediate with perceptions of nature, reality and systems of belief in the region and beyond. The show presents artistic strategies that subvert nature or the natural order of things as a critical reflection of contemporary society, at times, revealing anomalies and contradictions that may well in fact, be natural in everyday life.
Visual Art Exhibition curated by Michelle Ho
Featured artists: Lavender Chang, Maxine Chionh, Sarah Choo Jing, Warren Khong, Adeline Kueh, Jason Lim, Kumari Nahappan, Ng Joon Kiat, Ruben Pang, Melissa Tan, Zen Teh, Suzann Victor, Chong Weixin, Ian Woo, Robert Zhao (SG)
Performance Art Event curated by Jason Lim
Featured artists: Aliansyah Caniago, Mimi Fadmi, Ridwan Rau Rau, Riyadhus Shalihin (Bandung), FJ Kunting, Arsita Iswardhani (Yogyakarta), Jason Lim (SG)
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