Instant Replay: ARNDT Singapore’s Highlights from Southeast Asia is a showcase of works from the Berlin-based gallery since the inception of its Southeast Asian headquarters in 2013. This group exhibition presents contemporary art in all mediums and formats from a wide-ranging roster of artists. While contemporary art practice and writing of Southeast Asia tends to mobilise ideas around cultural tradition in relation to pre-modern histories, post-colonial narratives, identity politics, and nation building, the generational differences between artists also present contrasting approaches in connecting with the development of their respective societies. Consequently, their artistic output is informed by various forms of lived experience, which has evolved over the years along with the recent history of the region.
The selection of artists in Instant Replay represent the increasing diversity in mediums and styles, with a specific focus on the themes of geographical displacement, traditional versus contemporary, as well as socio-political commentary. Combining localised traditions of modern art with a more conceptual approach to art-making, these works are a manifestation of the collective cultural memory of Southeast Asia today.
Opening Reception: Friday, 13 January, 7-9 PM
Venue: ARNDT Singapore, Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road, #01-25, Singapore 109444
When: 13 Jan - 4 Mar 2017,
By: ARNDT Fine Art