Ten years ago, on 18 June 2010, Yavuz Gallery opened in the heart of Singapore's museum district of Waterloo Street with its inaugural exhibition Open Frame: New landscape photography from China. Glancing into our metaphorical rear-view mirror at this decadal anniversary, 2020 provides us the opportunity to reflect on our past as we advance into the future.
Closer than they appear is a powerful two-part exhibition; the first taking place in our newest location, Sydney, with the counterpoint hosted in the gallery's genesis city, Singapore in September.
Featuring 13 celebrated artists originating from across Asia-Pacific, Closer than they appear acts as a wormhole to connect the two galleries. Representing a diversity of generations, approaches, and viewpoints, artists embark on this spatial journey by exploring understandings of landscape, Country, and location; as well as temporally - evoking life, death, and rebirth. The infinite lines of time and space meet always at the crossroads of the here and now. We pause to look back at where we've been - another glance into our mirror, before resuming the journey ever forward.
Press release courtesy Yavuz Gallery.