Can the museum engage artists in a discussion about what it means to collect their works?
Wikicliki explores this question through a survey of six artists whose modes of working provide unique but interrelated entry points into a range of issues confronting contemporary practitioners in Singapore today.
The six artists featured in this exhibition exemplify a new development in contemporary art referred to as the “aggregate,” a qualitative approach to collecting, organising and interpreting the frenzied array of images and data that increasingly govern our everyday lives. As the audience for art shifts its attention from the gallery space to the smartphone, these artists stand at the centre of these new technologies of image circulation, highlighting the multi-faceted experience of Singapore’s industrial present and technological future.
Ranging from mixed media and sound installations, performance, photography and video, the works, Everything (Wikipedia) by Heman Chong; Nothing and Paradise by Chua Chye Teck; Here the River Lies and Rules for the Expression of Architectural Desires by Debbie Ding; momok elektrik by bani haykal; Singirl Online Project by Amanda Heng and SEA STATE 9: PROCLAMATION (drag), (drop), (pour) and SEA STATE 8: The Grid by Charles Lim Yi Yong, activate anachronisms, fictions, improvisations, and sympathies that articulate the predicaments of our current times.
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
Presented by: Singapore Art Museum
When: 22 Apr - 11 Jul 2021, 10am - 7pm
Venue/Organizer: National Gallery Singapore