Artists include: Eng Kai Er, Camille Henrot, James T Hong, Tara Kelton and Darius Ou
Curator: Melanie Pocock
Boundaries between ourselves and others often underpin ethical judgments and actions: “to know thyself” is also to respect divergent beliefs. But how do our ethics change when these boundaries are blurred or removed?
Dissolving Margins presents major works by international and Singaporean artists which explore the ethical and creative dilemmas generated by dissolving boundaries between people and cultures. 365 printed and digital posters by graphic designer Darius Ou use stretched text, images and aphoristic mantras that transgress protocols of design. A four-channel video installation by Taiwanese filmmaker James T Hong imagines German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche reincarnated as a Chinese woman and the effects of translation upon a Chinese interpretation of Western philosophy.
The title of the exhibition refers to Elena Ferrante’s bestselling novel My Brilliant Friend (2011). In the novel, protagonist Raffaella Cerullo—known as “Lila”—experiences multiple episodes of “dissolving margins” in which her mind and body fuse with her surroundings. In the exhibition, the margin is exposed as a symbolic line: illusory, porous, and offering no clear guide or rules.
Opening Date: Fri 19 Oct, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Exhibition Period: Sat 20 Oct 18 – Wed 23 Jan 19
Venue: Gallery 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE, 1 McNally Street
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Tue to Sun, closed on Mon and public holidays
When: 19 Oct 2018 - 22 Jan 2019,