Featuring local and regional artists, Ornamental ⠂瓖 (xiāng) highlights an attentiveness towards the physicality of art works as ‘objects’, where artists in the show rematerialise various forms of domestic, cultural and political constructs to transcend the notion of utility in favour of aesthetics. Personal and collective memories pervade the space in ways that are recalled and revitalised into an ornate, dreamlike environment. It deliberates on the ‘decorative’ as critical, whilst echoing a belief that art is bound to nothing but its own essence. As one navigates through familiar portrayals of the home, history, or post-colonial; the divides between the public and private, home and state, conscious and subliminal become increasingly blurred.
Artists: Quynh Dong, Lizzie Wee, Shayne Phua, Stephanie Jane Burt, Santi Wangchuan
Venue: Yeo Workshop, Gillman Barracks, Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-25 108932 Singapore
When: 13 Nov 2021 - 9 Jan 2022,
By: Yeo Workshop