Everest is an exploration of the monumental. Titled after the highest peak on earth, this exhibition showcases recent artworks by multidisciplinary artist Ang Sookoon that reflect upon the subject of greatness and its exception in form, scale, feeling and desire.
The feature piece of the show is a fabric construction, representing a supernatural manifestation of a mountain range. It comes as a result of a collaboration with British designer Sorcha O’Raghallaigh, whose creations have been worn by Kate Moss, Beyonce, M.I.A. and Lady Gaga. Evoking notions of ghostly apparitions and the etheral, the installation is both fragile and bold, traversing the boundary between the physical and metaphysical.
Accompanying the installation are series of smaller sculptures of bronze and wax, videos, and drawings, which work together to create an experience that transports the visitor away from everyday life into the fantastic. In conceptualising the work, Sookoon was particularly influenced by the work of writers such as the Bronte sisters, Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, where the magical and reality collide.
Based in Singapore and Brussels, Ang Sookoon is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with various mediums including installations, drawing, videography and printmaking. Her work addresses both the physical and metaphysical world— the space where we physically dwell and the interior space within us that is our spiritual, emotional and imaginative world, and how these two worlds reflect and have an effect on each other. Sookoon’s works have been exhibited at Palais de Tokyo (France), Singapore Biennale 2013, Nati Her video works have been exhibited in film festivals in Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Fukuoka, Oberhausen and Clemont-Ferrand.onal Museum of Singapore, and Beijing International Art Biennale, amongst others.
The show is curated by June Yap.
Venue: Chapel Gallery, Objectifs, 155 Middle Road S188977
When: 20 Jan - 21 Feb 2015,