Known for her charcoal drawings and charcoal-based site-specific installations, Singapore artist Ling Nah explores urban conditions and the city’s human relationships through shades of black and grey, and voids of white. Is it any wonder then that her dreams—whether they are the images conjured up during sleep, her state of mind or the vision of her future—are in black and white?
Ling Nah will celebrate her 15th year in the arts by Dreaming in Black and White, a multi-component visual arts project comprising a solo exhibition and a documentary film. Through these components, she revisits her work and explores its potential through new multidisciplinary collaborations with a filmmaker, animation artists and dancers.
In her exhibition, the artist will present selected past charcoal drawings, paintings, sketches, photo- and video-documentations of her site-specific performances, and a new dance film.
The title Dreaming in Black and White is also inspired by an installation of the same name that the artist made during her artist residency at Vermont Studio Centre, U.S.A.
The artist will also debut her 102-minute documentary, titled Dreaming in Black and White: Portrait of a Singapore Artist—Tang Ling Nah. Directed by Singapore filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin, the film is a cinematic story woven from Ling Nah’s artworks, artistic journey and daily life.
Premiere: Sat, 9 Dec 2017 | 7:00pm—8:40pm |
Post-show Dialogue: 8:45pm—9:30pm | Level 1, Screening Room, The Arts House
Matinee: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 | 3:00pm—4:40pm | Level 1, Screening Room, The Arts House
Venue: Level 1, Gallery I, The Arts House
When: 1 - 17 Dec 2017, 10am - 8pm
By: The Arts House