Breaking Waves is an open call and exhibition platform for emerging Singapore-based curatorial voices to conceptualize exhibitions on the theme of art and mental health. Its focus is the development of original and thoughtful ideas, increasing the accessibility of art to the general public. The platform encourages the application of theories through practice, while engaging in capacity-building and identifying future leaders in the visual arts community. By addressing the theme of mental health through art, Breaking Waves confronts a subject usually viewed as ‘taboo’ – allowing artists to engage the inner workings of social conscience and instigating reflection and dialogue.
Proposals from participants were vetted by an international jury of mid-career curators before the final selection was made – comprising Adriel Luis (Curator of Emerging and Digital Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Centre); Florence Ostende (Curator at the Barbican Centre, London); Eriko Kimura (Curator at the Yokohama Museum of Art); Victor Wang (independent curator based in Shanghai/London) and Khairuddin Hori (Curatorial Director at Chan + Hori Contemporary/DISINI Festival). With the provision of valuable feedback and guidance on professional curatorial practice from the jury, the two winning exhibitions are presented as part of DISINI:
– The Deepest Blue, curated by Racy Lim and Joella Kiu
– Head spinning, loop creating, curated by Nicolette Teo
Venue: 7 Lock Road Gillman Barracks, #01-13 Singapore 108935
When: 23 Jun - 22 Jul 2018,