Ancient Future Myths: Works by Chua Chon Hee and Ben Loong features 30 ceramic works and prints that highlight two artists’ distinctive reflections on some of the oldest systems of order that have informed our understanding of the world, and the powerful associations of meanings they carry. Across centuries and civilisations, mythologies and astronomy have long held power over man’s imagination. After all, many of today’s myths were once ancient truths that shaped societies and cultures. As some dissipated with the progress of time, others inherited new roles and values that continue to scaffold the cultures of today and tomorrow.
AC43 Gallery is proud to present this exhibition which brings together two artists of different generations and practices who are both drawn to the sculptural potential and timelessness of ceramic. Beyond catering to artisanal concerns of utility and craftsmanship, which are commonly associated with the appreciation of the medium, the artists have chosen to look towards ceramics as expressive vehicles for powerful ideas. Their works not only demonstrate the allure of clay, but push familiar notions of ceramic into unfamiliar territories.
Venue: AC43 Gallery, 76 Bras Basah Road, #01-01 Carlton Hotel, Singapore 189558
When: 15 - 31 Oct 2021, 12noon - 7pm
By: AC43 Gallery