Sewing Discord brings together five artists—Ginette Chittick, Hazel Lim, Nature Shankar, Berny Tan and Jodi Tan—whose creative approaches incorporate craft techniques such as weaving, origami, yarn spinning, embroidery and latch hooking. While paying homage to the rich legacies of diverse craft traditions, the exhibition also looks at how craft could become a cogent tool for discourse, with the artists harnessing techniques as methodologies for formal and material exploration to investigate and present personal and shared narratives. Embedded in the works are the aesthetics of care, manifested in subject matter or embodied in the gestures and processes of artmaking. Sewing Discord brings conversations surrounding notions of value, labour and visibility in relation to craft to the foreground and seeks to destabilise and reframe conventional perceptions of craft in contemporary visual culture.
Venue: Esplanade, Jendela (Visual Arts Space)
Hours: Mon – Fri, 11am – 8.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH, 10am – 8.30pm
When: 16 Apr - 4 Jul 2021,