Parts of our traditions are deeply rooted in the beliefs of religions, mythologies, legends, animisms, and folklores. Folklore is a body of culture shared by a particular group of people that is mainly passed through word of mouth. It reflects on the magical and mysterious, and its transmission is a vital part of its being.
From this perspective, Mizuma Gallery is delighted to present Folkloristics, a group exhibition featuring works by Amano Yoshitaka, Eguchi Ayane, Albert Yonathan Setyawan, Entang Wiharso, Heri Dono, Iwan Effendi, Gilang Fradika, Shen Zhenglin and Zen Teh. As the name suggests, this exhibition is a discussion based on the study of folklores in the present age.
Folkloristics focuses on contemporary artists, whose works make references to and/or are influenced by folklores, addressing issues that stem from the desire to question areas that cannot be figured out by science or reason. Yet, they encompass common traditions to a culture, subculture, or group, and discuss values that were once respected. This also leads us to question whether such values have been forgotten.
Artists: Amano Yoshitaka (JP), Eguchi Ayane (JP), Albert Yonathan Setyawan (ID), Entang Wiharso (ID), Heri Dono (ID), Iwan Effendi (ID), Gilang Fradika (ID), Shen Zhenglin (CN), and Zen Teh (SG)
Opening: Thursday 18 January 2018, 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939, Singapore
Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat: 11 am – 7 pm, Sun: 11 am – 6 pm, Closed on Mon and Public Holidays
When: 18 Jan - 25 Feb 2018,
By: Mizuma Gallery