72 Kō (Seasons) is an exhibition of new and recent paintings, works on paper and leaf mandalas by New York and Los Angeles-based artist Miya Ando. Informed by the 72 seasons of an ancient Japanese calendar system, in which subtle, periodic occurrences of the natural world mark the passing year, the work in this show expands on the artist’s ongoing exploration into concepts of time and transition.
This show comes on the heels of a tremendous year for the artist, whose work was featured in numerous museum exhibitions, including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Noguchi Museum in 2018. Additionally, Ando’s work is currently on view in public spaces, such as the Los Angeles International Airport and the San Francisco International Airport, and her wrapping of the Versailles Hotel in mesh clouds for the Faena Festival was one of the most talked about site-specific installations during Basel week in Miami. This year promises to be even bigger, with more special projects and exhibitions coming up, including a show at the Corning Museum of Glass in early May.
The centerpiece of the exhibition — and the inspiration for the show’s title — is a vibrantly colorful, large-scale installation comprising 72 small, light-reflecting metal paintings arranged in a chronological grid. A meditation on temporality and transition, 72 Seasons is a visual expression of the Japanese calendar system (by way of China), in which there are 24 seasons that are further segmented into 72 seasons per year, with each season paying homage to nature’s fleeting beauty and the passage of time.
Opening reception with the artist: Thursday, March 14, 7pm to 9pm
Artist talk: Saturday, March 16, 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Sundaram Tagore Singapore, 5 Lock Road 01-05, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108933
When: 14 Mar - 18 May 2019,