Pearl Lam Galleries presents In Silence, a group exhibition that explores the introspective qualities of art from the contemporary era. The show features works by eight artists from international strongholds in contemporary art: American artist Jenny Holzer, Chinese artists Qian Jiahua and Tao Hui, Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo, Iranian artist Golnaz Fathi, Japanese artist Sayaka Ishizuka, and Singaporean artists Ezzam Rahman and Zen Teh. The exhibition title draws inspiration from Nyepi Day, or day of silence, which marks the coming of the Balinese New Year. On this day of self-restraint and reflection, people withdraw from each other with all social activity halted from 6am. 24 hours later, the healed rouse themselves and begin the renewal of ties with each other. The observance of prohibitions is a ritual similarly practiced and expressed in a variety of ways in art. In Silence seeks the essence of this day of recollection and meditation, establishing renewal and reconciliation as a shared concern.
Opening Performance: Thursday, 14 July, 7pm
On the occasion of the opening reception for In Silence, Suryodarmo will present a new performance piece at Pearl Lam Galleries Singapore that expresses the pressures of an ever-changing sociopolitical environment upon the individual who has been shaped by his or her personal experiences within society.
Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries, 9 Lock Road, #03-22, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11am – 7pm, Sunday: noon – 6pm
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
When: 14 Jul - 4 Sep 2016,