Janus was the Roman god of beginnings, after whom the month of January may have been named. He has usually been depicted with two faces, one looking to the past, and one to the future. This multiplicity, yet unity, of being is what Singaporean artist Wong Tze Chau explores in his solo exhibition The Faces of Janus
A tiger and zebra are conjoined by the commonality of their stripes, despite opposing roles as predator and prey. Monkeys, flautists, holy families and urinals are contrasted across periods, genres and cultures. An identity can be diametrically flipped across a playing card. A reflection on a mushroom cloud reveals an image of peace. Things can be very different… and yet, at its core, the same..
Venue: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, 20B Mosque Street (Level 3), Singapore 059500
Hours: By appointment
Tel: 94872006 or 62262605 (Keng Hock)
When: 4 - 23 Jan 2018,
By: Utterly Art