Ikkan Art Gallery presents NUSANTARA: the seas will sing and the wind will carry us, a multimedia installation by Sherman Ong, at the Southeast Asia Forum as part of Art Stage 2016. An allegorical work based on archipelagic Southeast Asia’s maritime history and patterns of migration both past and present, Ong looks at how these parameters have shaped the nature of diasporic identities in the region.
Sherman Ong (b. 1971) is a filmmaker, photographer and visual artist born in Malaysia and based in Singapore. His work centres on the human condition and our relationships with others within the larger milieu. Winner of the Prudential Eye Awards 2015 for Photography and the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award 2010, Sherman has premiered works in Art Biennales, major Film Festivals and Museums around the world, including the Venice, Singapore and Jakarta Biennales, Mori Art Museum Tokyo, Centre Pompidou Paris, Institute of Contemporary Arts London and Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Venue: Southeast Asia Forum, Art Stage 2016
When: 21 - 24 Jan 2016,