Featuring works by Ai Weiwei, Thomas Houseago, Jannis Kounellis, Elad Lassry, Cai Lei, Ibrahim Mahama, Louise Nevelson, Claudio Parmiggiani, Sterling Ruby, Blair Thurman, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
ART SG Advisory Group member Pierre Lorinet announces the second exhibition dedicated to sharing his contemporary art collection with the city of Singapore, its residents and visitors during Singapore Art Week. Curated by the collection’s adviser Edward Mitterrand, Rough hints at the unapologetic and bold nature of the artworks on display and brings together a diverse group of 12 prominent artists.
Infused by a broad range of styles and mediums, from Houseago’s dark masks to Thurman’s iconic shaped canvas, the exhibition challenges conventions and offers a raw and somewhat unrefined perspective on contemporary art. With very different backgrounds, origins and practices, the artists share a common toughness in either the subject or the media they use, enhanced by the untouched roughness of the exhibition space.
Ibrahim Mahama’s exploration of political and social themes, Ai Weiwei’s thought-provoking installations, and Louise Nevelson’s intricate assemblages create a dialogue that delves into the complexities of our modern world. Meanwhile, Jannis Kounellis and Claudio Parmiggiani introduce a touch of the avant-garde, pushing the boundaries of traditional art forms. Sterling Ruby’s dynamic and chaotic works, Elad Lassry’s enigmatic three-dimensional photographs, and Cai Lei’s concrete “paintings” captivate viewers with their enigmatic allure. Rirkrit Tiravanija’s latest works explores themes of extinction, humankind’s destruction of the natural world, and our impending demise as a civilisation while Danh Vo’s potteries tell stories of middle-age torture scenes.
As the artistic voices of these 12 artists converge during Singapore Art Week, Rough is a testament to the diversity and vitality of contemporary art. It encourages viewers to question, interpret, and engage with the unconventional.
Venue: 22 Lock Road, #01-33
When: 12 - 28 Jan 2024,