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A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice

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A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice
Grace TAN, n.336 – arrangement in monochrome, 2017, Polypropylene loop pins and polyamide cable ties on acrylic and plywood backing with LED light, H65 x W65 x D20 cm, Photography by Lim Weixiang.

FOST Gallery is pleased to announce A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice, Grace Tan’s third solo exhibition at FOST Gallery.

The exhibited works presented in this gallery spans a body of work produced from 2003 up to the present. The shapes, materials, designs, and its contents form a part of Grace's kwodrent series, presented hugely in its evidential value, reflecting the processes that moulded it.
 

Grace TAN, n. 309, 2011, Paper, chinese ink and cotton thread, dimensions variable.

Grace TAN, n.336 – arrangement in monochrome (detail), 2017, Polypropylene loop pins and polyamide cable ties on acrylic and plywood backing with LED light, H65 x W65 x D20 cm, Photography by Lim Weixiang.

Taking from the original context of its production, this special archived collection, which also comprises ofcommissioned works, personal projects, and residency makings,strives to decontextualise these key sequential and chronological memories from a collection of an individual. By contrast, in the paradigm of this archivecontinuum, these recorded and preserved works simply do not go through a cycle of creation and production, but rather are bound in space and time, perpetually connected to things past, and yet, are perpetually re-presented into becomingness. 
 

Installation view of "A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice" by Grace Tan on view at FOST Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist and FOST Gallery. 

Installation view of "A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice" by Grace Tan on view at FOST Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist and FOST Gallery. 

Installation view of "A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice" by Grace Tan on view at FOST Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist and FOST Gallery. 

The archive, conceived behind closed doors, is normally seen hidden in a state of inactivity, codex in rows and rows of boxes. For the very first time in her practice, Tan will be unlocking and opening the state of stasis by inversing the intimate process of her work and archiving to public viewing in a gallery. 
 

Installation view of "A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice" by Grace Tan on view at FOST Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist and FOST Gallery. 

Installation view of "A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice" by Grace Tan on view at FOST Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist and FOST Gallery. 

Installation view of "A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice" by Grace Tan on view at FOST Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist and FOST Gallery. 

Read more about the artist here. All text and information above by FOST Gallery. 
 

Location: 
FOST Gallery, 1 Lock Road #01-02
Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108932

Gallery Hours:
Tue - Sat: 11am- 7pm 
Sun: 11am-6pm
Mon/Pub Hol:  Open by appointment

Exhibition Period:
14 April - 27 May 2018
 


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