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Author Archives: Joyce  Choong

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'Aestheticity': An exhibition by Kevin WY Lee at DECK...
To hear Kevin WY Lee speak about his exhibition Aestheticity, one finds it difficult to envision what his photographs would look like. In conversation with Gwen Lee found in his exhibition booklet, he states, “I (also) often hear people say Singapore is boring and that they find it unphotographable, I wanted to prove them right.” An endless series of uniform white walls come to mind. The actual photographs are both far from it, and yet exactly that.  Aestheticity is part of the ongoing TRACE series featuring Singapore image-makers. Lee presents two bodies of work, located in Gallery 1 and 2 of the art space DECK. The first series of photographs is titled Tapestry of Tents (2014-2018), “exploring the tapestry and temporality of tarpaulin tented spaces in our land-scarce city”. The second comes from his publication Suddenly The Grass Became Greener (2016), a book of photographs “made in Singapore during her 50th year as a nation, and the coincidental death of her gardener”. ...

June 25, 2018

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"fidelity" by Jeremy Sharma in Aloft at Hermès...
‘High fidelity’ is the phrase that immediately comes to mind upon entering Jeremy Sharma’s sound-only installation in Aloft at Hermès, one of Fondation d’enterprise Hermès’ five art spaces around the world. While audiophiles would appreciate the quality listening experience, my clever but premature ad lib proves only to speak of a veneer. Any semblance of fidelity to my experience requires a little more nuance than self-proclaimed wit.  ‘fidelity’ is located in the exhibition space on the top floor of Hermès’ flagship store at Liat Towers, Orchard Road. A wave of defiance rises in me within (or even 20 metres from) a realm I feel so distinctly unsuited to, but the fun window display by Indonesian artist duo Indieguerillas helps to dissipate some of that class anxiety. A beaming yellow playground ornamented with this season’s products, vaguely like a Rube Goldberg machine (think chain reactions), albeit with children’s playground equipment and some very expensive toys. The anticipated momentum never actually carries through — a twitch of the unnerving darker side found in Indieguerillas’ works....

June 15, 2018

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"See Like a Heretic: On Vision and Belief" a solo exhibition by Suzann Victor at Gajah Gallery...
There’s a line in Jay Z’s ‘Heaven’ that goes: “Question religion/ question it all/ Question existence/ until the questions are solved”. It seems rap royalty captured the proposition of Suzann Victor’s See Like a Heretic: On Vision and Belief in fairly straightforward terms. The exhibition at Gajah Gallery encourages active seeing a la John Berger, and like the song, Victor’s ethereal visuals admonishes the viewer to question — religion the soul of it all....

May 31, 2018

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