Guest curator Raphael Fonseca lives and works in the state of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil. His ongoing research as a curator, critic and art historian explores strategic linkages between contemporary art and history. As a conceptual basis for Lost and found, Fonseca has considered a series of questions around the idea of the collection as a repository through which to understand, communicate and utilise historical accounts, imaginative narratives and classification processes. He has selected 10 artists whose practices explore in unusual and specific ways what he describes as ‘the ancient and existential acts of collecting, classifying, organising and showing things’. Most of the presented works address collections of art and artefacts, while others, such as Gala Porras-Kim’s printed texts, present evidence of processes and procedures as a way to probe collections management transparency and accountability.
Artists: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Pamela Cevallos, Fyerool Darma, Yazan Khalili, Ismael Monticelli, Gala Porras-Kim, Rosângela Rennó, Raquel Stolf, Batia Suter, Tromarama
Opening date: Fri 1 Feb 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Exhibition period: Sat 2 Feb – Wed 10 Apr 2019
Venue: Gallery 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE, 1 McNally Street
Opening hours: 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Tue to Sun, closed on Mon and public holidays
When: 1 Feb - 10 Apr 2019,