‘SMASH!’ is a multimedia exhibition about the end of a long-standing love affair between an artist and the world of porcelain. Featuring local artist Yang Derong, ‘SMASH!’ is a visceral exploration of Yang’s tumultuous five-year struggle with creating, story-telling and making art through his army of porcelain pieces. From collection, creation, rejection to the eventual destruction of his hard-won porcelain assemblage, ‘SMASH!’ offers a powerful, brutally honest insight into the reality of the highs and lows of art-making.
Drawing from his past rejections faced as an artist, Yang breathes new life into his porcelains with a narrative that goes far beyond the objects. What’s presented in ‘SMASH!’ is a raw, confrontational and vulnerable reflection of Yang’s growth and journey as an artist. Set in five stages, follow Yang on his porcelain pilgrimage and immerse yourself in an intimate, all-consuming relationship between an artist and his art. Using both digital and physical media, ‘SMASH!’ is a fascinating insight into the psyche of an artist grappling with failure and transforming loss into something beautiful.
The exhibition will also include a series of NFTs, alongside a video with musical accompaniment from acclaimed composer, playwright and film director Dick Lee.
Venue: White Space Art Asia, 1H Yong Siak Street, S168641
When: 1 Apr - 1 May 2022, 10am - 7pm, Tuesday – Sundays