Click Candy is Vanessa Ban’s first solo exhibition in Singapore. Inspired by clickbait – specifically web content that generates online advertising revenue through relying on sexualised images of women to attract ‘clicks’, Ban’s latest work imagines clickbait without its sex objects.
Rather than parody or perform the strategies of clickbait, Ban’s work presents an alternative to conventional contemporary art strategies of critiquing the spectacle-driven consumption that underlines information and capital flows on the web. It represents what is left behind when the clickbait object is consumed – an empty outline that leaves the viewer with a certain discomfort like that of a sticky residue of candy on your finger tips.
Vanessa Ban (b. 1988) is a graphic designer, artist, and educator. Her work focuses on the cross-fields of contemporary art and design. Notable exhibitions include shows at the London Design Festival, Silverlens Galleries, The Arts House, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Aliwal Arts Centre, 2902 Gallery and the Red Dot Design Museum.
Exhibition opening: 5 October 2016, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Overexposed: Vanessa Ban in conversation with psychologist Dr. Kim Lian Rolles-Abraham
22 October 2016, 3pm – 4pm
Exhibition dates: 5 October – 5 November 2016
Venue: Grey Projects, 6B Kim Tian Road, Singapore 169246
When: 5 Oct - 5 Nov 2016,
By: Grey Projects