This exhibition marks the first Singapore solo presentation of works by Hu Qiren (b. 1983, Singapore).
Employing satire to examine critical issues of our time, Qiren creates videos and installations that offer a subjective reading of contemporary life in Singapore.
Similar to other works in Qiren’s practice, the narratives and systems in his latest showcase interweave seemly disparate timelines into one another, forming a new language as a result.
The title of the show, Dunman Higher (2019), draws inspiration from Qiren’s personal experience with the ceaseless obsession with progress as comfort and the interconnectedness of cause and effect structures that complicate the notion of social consciousness and the production of value.
Together, the introspective works in the exhibition trace 3 major chapters of Qiren’s life and reveal how subtle shifting of the way we illustrate stories can challenge dominant social dogmas.
Opening Night: 7th August, 7pm-9:30pm
Admission is free, Light refreshments will be provided.
Artist Talk: 17th August, 2pm – 3:30pm
The talk will be facilitated by Louis Ho, Curator of Singapore Art Museum
Venue: DECK Gallery 1 & 2, Level 3, 120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12nn – 7pm, Sunday 12nn – 5pm
When: 7 Aug - 4 Sep 2019,