For his exhibition at Aloft, Xavier Antin (b. 1981, France) is inspired by the city state of Singapore, from the lush, tropical vegetation of its parks and gardens to its powerful financial and banking industries. His exhibition features a suspended landscape of floral textiles, printed using a mixture of manual and digital techniques. Fans incorporated into a sculptural structure provide a light breeze that traverses the space and brings the material to life. Connected to an online bitcoin trading platform, the sculpture is programmed to order a bouquet of flowers to the exhibition space every time it makes a profit. Exploring the rich tensions between technology and nature, the visible and the hidden, the tradition of vanitas paintings and the contemporary human condition, Xavier Antin here revisits the ancestral theme of floral representation.
Venue: Aloft at Hermès, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers, Singapore
Hours: Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
When: 14 Dec 2018 - 10 Mar 2019,
By: Hermès Aloft