The Body as a Dream: A Singapore Art Story


An image of the gallery set up for the exhibition: Umi Dachlan: Metaphors for Humanity
An image of the gallery set up for the exhibition: Umi Dachlan: Metaphors for Humanity
An image of the gallery set up for the exhibition: Umi Dachlan: Metaphors for Humanity
THE BODY AS A DREAM: A SINGAPORE ART STORY

This catalogue outlines the artworks in The Body as a Dream: A Singapore Art Story , a 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.


Title: The Body as a Dream: A Singapore Art Story
Author: Vivyan Yeo
Publisher: Art Agenda, S.E.A.
Size: 23 x 17 x 0.5 cm
Weight: 160g

Date: 2021
ISBN: 978-981-18-0265-2
Paperback, 46 pages


SGD 20