Ashes to Ashes at Sullivan+Strumpf marks Adeela Suleman’s first solo exhibition in Singapore. In a career that has spanned more than twenty years, Suleman, who is both an educator as well as a practicing artist, is renowned for her continued commitment to sculptures that are aesthetically beguiling, socially critical, culturally rooted and universally relevant.
The works exhibited in Ashes to Ashes should be seen both as an advancement, as well as a continuation of Suleman’s engagement with the narration and documentation of violence. Moving beyond the meticulously crafted, seductive miniatures of late 16th and early 17th century Akbari manuscripts, which Suleman quoted in earlier works, precisely because this apogee of miniature tradecraft masked violent death in poetic valour and bejewelled beauty, Suleman’s current works reflect the escalating brutalism and omnipresent malevolent, metastatic embeddedness of local and global violence.
Venue: Sullivan+Strumpf, 5 Lock Rd, #01-06, Singapore 108933
When: 27 Apr - 2 Jun 2019,