Fault-lines: Disparate and desperate intimacies is an exhibition by emerging curator Wong Binghao that introduces a new generation of artists who address queer experiences in their work. Shaped by Wong’s research in three broad areas—queer diasporas, affect and kinship—it presents video, installation and performance by emerging artists from Singapore, Asia and the United States.
The works in Fault-lines reflect the artists’ personal experiences of being queer and moving across physical, cultural and virtual spaces. Displacement and flux complicate young queer people’s notions of embodiment, desire, and belonging, and inform the making of these works. The exhibition conveys feelings of loneliness and estrangement through unique visual and verbal languages.
D (2015) by Hong Kong-based artist Lam Hoi Sin is a 10-metre wide vinyl installation that shows the geographical distance in kilometres between users of online dating sites. Ex nilalang (2015), a high-definition video by Bhenji Ra & Justin Shoulder currently on view at the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, explores nonhuman creatures through re-imagined Philippine myths.
Venue: Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
Opening date: Fri 12 Feb 2016 at 6:30 pm
Opening hours: 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm, closed on Mondays and public holidays
When: 13 Feb - 13 Apr 2016,