A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice is Grace Tan’s third solo exhibition at FOST Gallery.
The exhibited works presented in this gallery spans a body of work produced from 2003 up to the present. The shapes, materials, designs, and its contents form a part of Grace’s kwodrent series, presented hugely in its evidential value, reflecting the processes that moulded it.
Taking from the original context of its production, this special archived collection, which also comprises of commissioned works, personal projects, and residency makings, strives to decontextualise these key sequential and chronological memories from a collection of an individual. By contrast, in the paradigm of this archive continuum, these recorded and preserved works simply do not go through a cycle of creation and production, but rather are bound in space and time, perpetually connected to things past, and yet, are perpetually re-presented into becomingness.
The archive, conceived behind closed doors, is normally seen hidden in a state of inactivity, codex in rows and rows of boxes. For the very first time in her practice, Tan will be unlocking and opening the state of stasis by inversing the intimate process of her work and archiving to public viewing in a gallery.
Venue: FOST Gallery, 1 Lock Road #01-02, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108932
Hours: Tue–Sat: 11am–7pm
Sun: 11am-6pm, Mon/Pub Hol: Open by appointment
When: 14 Apr - 1 Jul 2018,
By: FOST Gallery