This inaugural solo show in Singapore by acclaimed photography duo Birdhead, Song Tao and Ji Weiyu, features new works that draw inspiration from the landscapes, places and people encountered during their travels in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Singapore. Marking the first time that the duo has turned their lenses towards Southeast Asia, their works serve as the document of an interior journey as well as as an exploration of self.
Birdhead’s unique documentary approach entails lensing a huge volume of photographs that capture a broad range of subjects, including diary-like snapshots of their daily lives, activities, and travels. These photographs are processed, arranged, and mounted to comprise each “Birdhead World.” Presented as matrices, tiled in large arrays, or assembled into collages of new and traditional images and poetry, their works are characterised by a distinctive Birdhead style. Birdhead have been exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world, with works in the permanent collections of London’s Tate Modern and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
In conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2017, Birdhead will present a performance art collaboration with filmmaker-turned-chef Chayuti Janrakangtong (Papacurry) from Chiangmai.
This exhibition is the result of the first in a series of Southeast Asia residencies made possible by ShanghART with support from the NAC and EDB.
BIRDHEAD Artist Talk: Welcome Southeast Asia to Birdhead World
13 January 2017 (Friday), 3pm – 4.30pm
Blk 6 Lock Road, #02-09, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934
ShanghART Gallery will host artists Birdhead and Robert Zhao Renhui in conversation with Shanghai-based curator of Asian art Biljana Ciric and collector Hallam Chow.
BIRDHEAD x Papacurry Performance Followed by BIRDHEAD Autograph Session
13 January 2017 (Friday), 5pm – 8pm
ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937
The performance will be staged in collaboration with filmmaker-turned-chef Chayuti Janrakangtong (Papacurry) from Chiang Mai.
Venue: ShanghART Gallery, 9 Lock Road, #02-22, Singapore 108937
When: 9 Dec 2016 - 22 Jan 2017,