“The time we are accustomed to, linear and fragmented into hours, minutes and seconds is a recent sociological construct. The division of time into measurable units was a by-product of the industrial revolution.” ~ Joshua Yang
Taking its title from Time and History, an essay written by contemporary philosopher Giorgio Agamben, this exhibition re-introduces the introspective and contemplative aspect of the act of viewing, through the showcase of drawings and paintings on the topic of time and history.
Revisiting the idea of drawing lines as a measure or experience of time, the artist explores the nine concepts that were stated in Agamben’s essay: linear time, circular time, spiral time, discontinuous time, eternal time, and more. In addition to the visual works, voice recordings of excerpts from Agamben’s essay and a soundtrack of music composed by Joe Ng is played on loop.
Joshua Yang attempts to connect scientific theory through artistic expression. Yang has won several awards in the field of visual arts including the 24th UOB Painting of the Year Competition in which he won first prize in the abstract category.
Exhibition: Time and History: Drawings Revolving Around Time
Dates: 3 September – 4 October 2014
Opening: Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 6 – 8pm
Venue: Grey Projects, 6B Kim Tian Rd, Singapore 169246