Review: Lost and found: imagining new worlds at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

Written by: Rachel Tan
14th September 2019
Category: Review

If Walter Benjamin’s constellatory dialectical approach in the Arcades Project were to manifest spatially, perhaps it would be within that of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore’s current exhibition, Lost and found: imagining new worlds.

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Review: Asia Pacific Signature Art Prize 2018

Written by: Christine Han
1st December 2018
Category: Review

What is it to live in contemporary times? How do contemporary artists in the Asia Pacific respond to the main currents of social life, mass culture, and political struggles? What implications might modernity and postmodernity have for contemporary life, thought and art in this region?

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Review: Nge Lay's "Flying the Fragmentary" at Yavuz Gallery

Written by: Eunice Lacaste
14th July 2018
Category: Review

You go to an art exhibition at Yavuz Gallery Singapore. You look around at the art installation with the appropriate art gallery decorum (from a distance without touching anything) and then leave. If so, not only are you short-changed, but the exhibition itself is devalued. With socially-engaged artworks like Nge Lay’s Flying the Fragmentary (23 June - 15 July 2018), audience engagement is a prerequisite.

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Review: Jason Lim - Encounter Under The Banyan

Written by: Christine Han
22nd June 2018
Category: Review

Walter Pater defined the art object as something we know only through “impressions, unstable, flickering, inconsistent, which burn and are extinguished with our consciousness of them”. He was never interested in anything of “solidity”, but only in “experience itself…that continual vanishing away, that strange, perpetual weaving and unweaving of ourselves.”1 Staged at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Jason Lim’s opening performance Duet with light conjures up swirling, swaying images

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Welcome to Reality: A Review of Discipline the City, An Interlude

Written by: Christina J. Chua
4th June 2018
Category: Review

I ducked into the energy, much too unnatural for a Sunday afternoon. The torn-out bricks were vibrating. I could have told myself to expect it—this change. But it was too late and I was very unprepared in my own heady rush. The black box yawned and overcame me. I trembled in its wake, wringing my fingers nervously. It could have been the early onset of a fever, or just the air-conditioning. Yet there was a pulse—I could tell—exerting itself on my pituitary gland. And I was reading it, sieving it

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Review: Le The Lam's "Remnant" at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

Written by: Hung Duong
4th April 2018
Category: Review

"Remnant" is an exhibition by young Vietnamese artist Le The Lam at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, a new space dedicated to enriching contemporary arts in Vietnam. The Lam took part in "Materialize", a programme initiated by The Factory and co-sponsored by Indochina Arts Partnership to provide exhibition opportunities for Vietnamese artists living in Vietnam, who have had little chance to show exhibitions of their art.

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