Scenic World is Agus Suwage’s first solo presentation in Singapore since his 2009 exhibition at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute. A nod to Suwage’s love for music and jamming sessions in his studio, the exhibition takes its title from a song by indie band Beirut, which Suwage has also covered together with friends from the art world.
Scenic World presents a sweeping survey of history and humanity. The tragi-comedy of human life unfolds over a triptych of cinematic grandeur, but equally present are smaller moments of everyday life and minor episodes composed from archival materials, showcasing Suwage’s deft draughtsmanship. No exhibition of Suwage’s oeuvre would be complete without his self-portraits, which the artist has consistently utilized as a medium for self- reflexivity, and a vehicle for socio-political commentary. Scenic World, like its musical counterpart, is by turns mellow, melancholy, and ironic, but also tinged with moments of beauty and longing – the vast panorama of human existence.
Venue: Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
When: 4 Aug - 17 Sep 2023,
By: Mizuma Gallery