Most People Were Silent is a solo exhibition featuring Sim’s Fallout, which was the result of a commission to showcase the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Fallout comprises a series of 36 photographs and a short video installation which reflect on mankind’s experience with nuclear weapons, and is currently being exhibited as part of a year long exhibition called “Ban the Bomb” at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.
Fallout contains media juxtaposing nuclear sites from North Korea, the only country to test nuclear weapons in the 21st century, with the United States, the first country to have ever tested and used them. The project saw Sim travelling 6,000 kilometers along the China-North Korea border and through six states in United States, to create a series of diptychs reflecting on humans’ experience with nuclear weapons, past and present.
Discussion on the present condition of the nuclear age with Sim Chi Yin Dr Itty Abraham: 26 July, 7-8.30pm
Venue: Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts
When: 21 Jul - 10 Oct 2018,