Collaborations is a joint exhibition between Lisson Gallery and STPI that brings together a careful selection of works in a wide range of media by accomplished artists Richard Deacon, Ryan Gander, Shirazeh Houshiary, Jason Martin and Jorinde Voigt. This showcase will consider the role of collaborations in the development of an artist’s vocabulary, and the possibilities such partnerships enable.
Together with artworks that mark their evolving practice as established artists in the fields of sculpture, painting, film and others, the exhibition will also display works that Deacon and Gander produced in collaboration with STPI. In a 2014 interview with The Guardian, Deacon says of his different collaborations,
“I work with a lot of materials – I collaborate with the earth and I can be as interested in weaving cloth as I am in metal. But I am also clumsy and I break things. So the relationship between my clumsiness and my interest in the qualities of materials has found a solution in partnerships or collaborations. It enables me to do the things I want to do.”
Each of the artists have extended the core vocabulary of their work into new iterations through creative collaborations with specialists in a wide range of media. Collaborative innovation is at the heart of STPI’s mission and most of the artists shown here have a strong relationship with STPI: Richard Deacon and Ryan Gander were recent residents while Shirazeh Houshiary will complete her residency this September, with her solo exhibition scheduled for March of next year.
Venue: STPI Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore
When: 13 Sep - 17 Oct 2015,