Night of Desirable Objects, featuring works by Bruce Quek and Melissa Tan, opens up the space for the viewer to contemplate the relationship between objects and their desired states.
With references to the philosophy of Object Oriented Ontology (OOO) and Speculative Realism, this exhibition takes as its point of departure and indeed its point of arrival, the considerations of humans towards objects that are ‘real’ – objects that are accessible to us.
OOO, as a subset of Speculative Realism, generated numerous questions (but rarely answers) about objects without subjects. Objects without subjects, discussed within the strand of Speculative Realism, is Graham Harman and Levi Bryant’s thesis that objects do not exist in relation to subjects – their realism is independent of human’s consciousness of them.
Night of Desirable Objects presents: Consider (Singapore); Cadastre per Aspera (2013 – present) by Bruce Quek, After, and The Kidney-Shaped Stone That Moves Everyday (2015) by Melissa Tan. Through the continuous dance of distancing and contiguity to the materials of the works, this exhibition attempts to demonstrate the investigations into OOO set forth by the artists.
Venue: Grey Projects, 6B Kim Tian Road, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 169246
When: 7 - 31 May 2015,
By: Grey Projects