INSTINC SOHO opens with a newly renovated space in 2016, presenting Sophrosyne: Polyethylene-based Control, showcasing art by INSTINC AIR Anya Mielniczek (Canada) including collaborative work Origomi created with local artist Li (Singapore).
Sophrosyne: Polyethylene-based Control puts value on one of today’s modern materials. In the 21st century we have tons of it around, millions — billions, even trillions of tons of it. The plastic bag is easily accessible, cheap and durable. In this exhibition, Anya Mielniczek and Li re-energize the material we so easily toss aside, with work that is both playful and inviting, yet speaks towards an environmental reality our consumerism is impacting.
Sophrosyne is an ancient Greek ideal which suggests that harmonious living can be obtained through mastering balance and moderation in life through controlling ones desires and excessive behaviours. Polyethylene-based Control questions our actions, our consumption and the responsibility we have for the materials we go through at hyper speed. The exhibition invites the viewer to look at our human footprint, of our relationship to nature as a whole and what balance and harmony can be sought when trash becomes treasure and plastic becomes controlled.
Opening reception: 6 January 2016, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: INSTINC, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-163, soho2@central, Singapore 059819
“For entry to the gallery, please dial unit number using the intercom at the entrance of the building.”
When: 7 - 8 Jan 2016, 7pm - 10pm