This exhibition is a duo show by Hélène Le Chatelier (France) & Ji Yue Deng (Singapore) reflecting on the current “culture of now”. Both Hélène and Ji Yue question the relentless and ubiquitous recording on social media.
Nowadays every situation “here, there, somewhere, elsewhere… can be captured in external digital memory” as highlighted by Hans Ulrich Obrist in “Somewhere, Totally Else”. However, such knowledge “lacks emotional elements”.
Quite the opposite, Hélène’s “Instant Ink” series experiments a fast, not premeditated, way of painting which archives emotional snapshots, while JY’s monoprints and lithographies interrogate the role of memory and the ability of photography to capture our recollections. Indeed, change and disorder are the primal conditions of the world, but for JY, photographic images are “staged memory captured under the basic condition of order”. To the contrary, her images strive to express the transience between remembering and forgetting and the amazing journey of preservation, the struggle against oblivion. Ultimately, her artworks reconnect the viewer to the affective awareness of his own existence.
By exploring memory, Here, Somewhere, Totally Else also questions the role of the untold, the unsaid, the not represented here or not represented yet, the forgotten and the erased.
Trained in Paris, Hélène Le Chatelier lives and works in Singapore since 2010. Trained in China and in UK, Ji Yue has recently moved back to Singapore, “Here, Somewhere, Totally Else” is her first exhibition in Singapore.
Venue: Intersections Gallery, 34 Kandahar street, 198892
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 2pm to 7pm
Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Public Holiday
The gallery will be closed from 21st Dec. 2018 to 8th January 2019.
When: 29 Nov 2018 - 13 Jan 2019,