Vertical Submarine: Chinese illiterati 非文人 aims to explore discussions on concepts of ‘Chineseness’, and their origins in geopolitical conflicts, migration and diasporic communities.
The exhibition presents an enormous Chinese handscroll spread across the floor of the gallery. It contains Chinese translations for two texts: An English translation of a letter written by writer
Franz Kafka to his fiancée Felice Bauer, and an extract from The spectre of comparisons: Nationalism, Southeast Asia and the world (1998) in English by historian and political scientist Benedict Anderson.
Opening Reception: Friday, 28 July 2017, 6.30pm
Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts, Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
When: 29 Jul - 22 Oct 2017, 12noon - 7pm, Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays