“…you have to lose your way to find yourself in the right place” presents the works of Singapore-based French artist, Gilles Massot. Featuring a selection of photographs, videos, sketches and writings from his extensive corpus of works from his arrival in Singapore in the early 1980s to the present, it explores the artist’s evolving negotiations with place and self-identity.
Oscillating between his work as a photo-journalist travelling across Asia, his involvement in the changing contemporary art scene, and his expatriate status in Singapore, Massot’s art practice is driven by a search for identity affirmation. In particular, his sustained interest in photography’s action of “duplication and recording” and its resultant question of “subject and significance” forms the medium through which he interprets his relation to the world.
Venue: NUS Museum, University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119279
When: 13 Jun - 31 Dec 2019,