Strange Times is Singaporean artist, Hu Qiren (b.1983)’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The artist will present 10 diasec-mounted pigment prints on composite panels.
When we think of perishables, we look at their use-by date. In an era priding ourselves on productivity and pragmatism, an expiry is an indicator of prioritizing sustenance and adhering to consumption at its ripest. To ensure we remember, we gather this data of production in the most concise way: Marking a ‘best before’ statement of numbers and dates in order to serve as a timely reminder of the shelf life of our goods. Strange Times traces the why’s and how’s of such self/artistic preservation, what it takes to contain and manufacture a visual image at its freshest, and finally, to whom and when we are proclaiming our intrinsic use-by/best before dates to.
Venue: Richard Koh Fine Art, Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
When: 2 Jul - 6 Aug 2022, 11am - 7pm Tuesday - Saturday