Art Agenda, S.E.A.
The Modern Space
Tan Boon Liat Building
315 Outram Road, #05-04
22 Jan - 27 Mar 2021
Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-6pmThe Body as a Dream: A Singapore Art Story
is a new thematic exhibition curated by Vivyan Yeo.
Featuring works from ten modern and contemporary Singaporean artists spanning 1965, the year of Singapore’s national independence, to pieces created contemporaneously, the exhibition traces depictions of the human body as a visual marker of perceived identity throughout time.
Our selection juxtaposes works from significant figures in modern Singapore art including Cheong Soo Pieng
, Liu Kang
, Ng Eng Teng and Teng Nee Cheong
, with those from the presently emergent generation of contemporary practitioners Lenne Chai
, Yanyun Chen, Faris Heizer, Ruben Pang, Aisha Rosli,
and Zulkhairi Zulkiflee
. Depictions of the human body thread through the exhibits, and the audience is invited to find connections between the artists’ sensibilities and reveal a shift in generational concerns from Singapore’s post-independence era to the present times.
Read the full catalogue essay here