How do images and objects encourage a sense of belonging to a particular place? Fantastic rubbish: For the love of locality explores this question through painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and video by 19 final-year students from Diploma, Fine Arts.
The exhibition highlights the group’s interest in locality, a term defined by the students as ‘a sense of belonging, created through being in a specific location in time and space’. Comprising works created by the students from two modules — Assemblage, and Text and Image — it explores how images and objects contain different meanings and values for different viewers: how one person’s treasure might be considered another person’s rubbish. In the works, it is as much the material as the symbolic qualities of everyday objects that trigger emotional reactions and attachments, from the unique patina of an old piece of furniture, to connections of the Chinese game of mahjong with local traditions.
Venue: Brother joseph mcnally gallery, ICA SINGAPORE, LASALLE
When: 28 Mar - 10 May 2015,