Sullivan+Strumpf presents Constructed …scape, a solo presentation of new works by Indonesian artist Irfan Hendrian that extends his distinguished exploration of paper sculptures.
Constructed …scape is Hendrian’s second solo presentation with Sullivan+Strumpf, and his third solo showing in Singapore, following his acclaimed show, Some Other Matter, at Aloft at Hermès in 2019.
Constructed …scape reminisces the landscapes of Bandung – his hometown – as experienced in childhood and considers how the sustained exploitation and transformation of the city has rendered this image all but a distant memory.
Hendrian was reacquainted with the city 10 years ago. Long gone was the idyllic scenery of lush green hills and pastoral countryside: Bandung was now a bustling metropolis; unreservedly recast by rapid economic growth and the social change that followed. The gulf between the idealised and the real widens with further urban development yet the line between the two notions blurs along with Hendrian’s memory – creating an ambiguous expanse.
The works in Constructed …scape are built by piling up paper, which acts as Hendrian’s medium of recollecting, recording and reconstructing the sceneries of his hometown. The artist’s process – labour-intensive and involving industrial equipment – serves an unmissable ironic statement and highlights the arduous task of recovering long-lost memories.
Opening reception: Saturday, 28 March 2020, 2 – 7pm
Venue: Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore, 5 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks
When: 28 Mar - 10 May 2020,