Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger is a solo exhibition by critically acclaimed Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen that features eight major installations, including a new commission titled T for Time. Co-organised by SAM and Art Sonje Center (ASJC), this is the first mid-career survey devoted to Ho’s practice over the past two decades, drawing largely from SAM’s collection.
One of the most internationally recognised contemporary artists from Singapore, Ho is a visual artist, writer, theatre-maker, and filmmaker whose practice has continuously challenged conventional hierarchies in our understanding of the past. His works are narrated through a constellation of unruly characters, acting as mediums through which Ho engages with the nature of identity, storytelling, and the passage of time in Asia, particularly since the Second World War. It is through these critical engagements that Ho’s practice has gained an international following.
Taking over Galleries 1 and 2 at SAM, with an off-site presentation at the public libraries, Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger brings together major artworks drawn largely from SAM’s collection, which holds the largest collection of Ho’s works to date, including: The Cloud of Unknowing (2011); The Name (2015-2017) and The Nameless (2015); CDOSEA (2017); One or Several Tigers (2017); and Hotel Aporia (2019). These iconic works form the curatorial core of the exhibition, with Hotel Aporia displayed as a central work.
Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger is co-organised between Singapore Art Museum and Art Sonje Center. The exhibition will be showing at SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark in Singapore from 24 November 2023 to 3 March 2024, ASJC in Seoul from 3 June to 4 August 2024, and Hessel Museum of Art in New York from 29 June to 1 December 2024.
Venue: SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Gallery 1
When: 24 Nov 2023 - 3 Mar 2024,