Yeo Workshop presents an exhibition showcasing the work of three contemporary artists who document changing life in the region. As the Southeast Asian region develops rapidly, Santi Wangchuan, Loke Hong Seng and Jim Allen Abel present their works through mediums of photography, weaving of fabric, and multi-sensory installations. A disparate mix of aesthetics and artistic expression, the bodies of works by these artists are tied together by their purpose; they explore various stages of development in the different countries so geographically close but portraying non-linearity and layers of complexity whether in similar and overlapping themes that reflect a forgotten or endangered lifestyle in South-East Asia.
Threads and Tensions – Stories from Southeast Asia invites us to observe contemporary Southeast Asian life through the stories and research of the artists. These artists find themselves part of contemporary efforts to document endangered “threads” of Southeast Asian history. The works presented in the exhibition come together as an experience of obsolete cultural practices and histories forgotten. These accounts through morsels of our past through important regional culture are repurposed as tools for re-examining our present and its known constants.
Opening Day: Saturday 4 November, 11am -7pm, Artists present
Venue: YEO WORKSHOP, Gillman Barracks, 1 Lock Road, Singapore 108 932
When: 4 Nov - 7 Jan 2017,
By: Yeo Workshop