2022

At Dusk, We Tread the Earth

12 to 27 February 

At Dusk, We Tread the Earth is a duo show by Carmen Ceniga Prado and
Arabelle Zhuang.

Inspired by the Sanskrit word “godhūli”, which refers to the beautiful illumination of dust particles sweeping into the air as grazing cows return home at sunset, At Dusk, We Tread the Earth denotes an imagery of vastness and stillness, where earth and sky meet at the horizon.

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Chan Davies Art Prize 2021: syn-

13 January to 2  February

Bridging the mechanical with the organic, the activated with the inert, and systems with chance, syn- presents the prize-winning works for academic excellence in research and practice of LASALLE Alumni Danial Shafiq (BA) and Victoria Hertel (MA). Both artists explore new materialities through a shared interest in the vitality of objects encountered in space. Victoria has been invested in the de- and refamiliarization of materials as functions of disruption to our routinized perception of objects, addressing ideas of unsettlement as perspective shifting happenstance. Danial delves into the interaction between humans and objects by studying their form and function, and displacing technology as a means for improvisation and accentuation of the inconspicuous in this network. Together, their works respond to the site and architecture of the gallery in ways that are both sensorial and interconnected. 

An initiative by Angie Chan and Nick Davies, the Chan-Davies Art Prize was launched exclusively for all final year students of LASALLE’s BA(Hons) Fine Arts Programme. In 2016, the prize expanded to include MA Fine Arts students. The prize aims to encourage artists in their early career with financial support and exposure.

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2021

Can we all just hug again?

15 December to 2 January

Can we all hug again? is a duo show by Alysha Rahmat Shah and Nurisabella Andrews. As a way to end off the year, and perhaps the year before, the show is a proposal by the artists.

A proposal to ask that you dance, sing, and laugh. A proposal to heal, to believe, and to sleep. Can we all hug again invites you to come enjoy a warm cup of chai, talk, make, and recuperate.

A communal space accompanies an exhibition of works occupying the two levels within starch. Can we all hug again invites you into a warm, assuring embrace.

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Inheritance of parts

15 October to 7 November

Something is amiss. This feeling… like grief. Hanging on like wet cloth. A distant wind. Silent lightning. Thunder rumbling. Stomach sinking. The horizon reveals itself in parting clouds. Broken lines leading to nowhere. Have I always felt like I was drowning?

“Don’t rock the boat” they said.

Inheritance of parts is a group show inspired by Kuo Pao Kun’s Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral featuring Irfan Kasban, Li Yan Loong, Marcia Ong, Moses Tan, Rosemainy Buang, and Zachary Chan.

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Across a Small Distance

9  September to 11 September

𝘈𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘢 𝘚𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 is a work-in-progress by Chew Shaw En & Jevon Chandra about the nature of landing, receiving and transmission. Through a sequence of movements and activities, the work explores the textures of communication in small settings: the things too near to touch, misunderstandings too slight to notice, tiny truths too inconvenient to say.

Supported by Feelers and hosted by starch, the piece’s first showing is presented as a work-in-progress, followed by a short discussion after.

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Recast

19 June to 10 July 2021 

Recast presents recent works by Anthony Chin and Green Zeng, two artists who interrogate historiographies of Singapore and the region through their multidisciplinary practices.

 

Their second collaborative exhibition, Recast focuses on little-known local and regional histories through the mediums of sculptural installation and video, revealing otherwise unacknowledged structures of power in the colonial and post-colonial eras.

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Public Dreams, Private Myths

6 March to 30 March 2021 

Taking cues from a quote by Joseph Campbell, "Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths”, Public Dreams, Private Myths is a group show by Cheong Yew Mun, Kar-men Cheng and Paul Hurley.

As recent graduates of the same MA Fine Arts programme at LASALLE College of the Arts, the three developed their practices closely with one another. In this presentation, they reflect on their intimate knowledge of each others’ work and begin a conversation that bleeds through their respective areas of inquiry, forming new meanings within familiar ideas.

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Lather & Pave

30 January to 06 February 2021

Lather & Pave is a joint exhibition by Joanne Pang and Stephanie Jane Burt. Inquiring into the nature of rest and what it possibly entails, the artists dwell into the mundane nature of cleaning as a form of resistance.

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Something Similar 

13 November to 5 December

The digital world, smartphones and social media have become a fundamental part of our lives today. With this shift, photography has evolved to become a form of communication where visuals are used to interact with one another in lieu of text, at the same time allowing for further interpretations of the images themselves as an artistic form. In the same vein, Chua Chye Teck and Liu Liling have maintained an image-based correspondence through social messaging platforms and this project is a result of these dialogues as an invitation to rethink their relationship with photography and image-making today.

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painted lines, covered plains

18  September to 3 October

painted lines, covered plains is a duo show by Sufian Samsiyar and Victoria Tan. Using various vestiges of construction sites, showrooms and locales within Singapore, the works become manifestations of these transitions, temporal ruins and desires. A combination of photographic works and site-specific installation, painted lines, covered plains proposes detached views of the constant impermanent landscape of Singapore.

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CYTTDBM&CF?

17 July to 7 August 2021 

Maybe; if the Milo was really diluted, like the way my mum used to make it in the mornings before school, and I had to wait till the last minute to chug it so it would be cool enough. I’m not sure if it’d be easier or harder to differentiate if it was a latte, like the kind I would have with my friend after classes at school. But if it was like the 3 cups of black kopi o kosong that my grandpa would have everyday while he peered at his newspaper through the glasses on the bridge of his nose, I think I would know. I think I could tell the difference. 

6 artists contend with what it means to be intimate, with oneself, with each other, and the world around them. Whether through the quickest of glances or intensive introspection, those moments of connection lie waiting to be discovered, and more than that, appreciated.

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Splinter

10 April to 30 April 2021 

The body and city are entangled and intertwined, each holding influence and power over the other. Cities shape their lines and function around the bodies that inhabit them. The body, in turn, adapts itself and carves the continuous transformation of a city. In the process of mutual growth, still, there are bodies that disrupt the organized planning of a city. In the eyes of the state, these splintering are foreign objects that must be tamed, if not eradicated.

 

Splinter showcases 11 artists exploring the disruption of the established practices and behaviours of society. In affirming their own presence, these splinters become grafts that can restore the body and revitalize the city. They expand the possibilities of the city beyond the limits of what is known and recognised. In Splinter, we see how the undesirable nurtures our bodies and allow us to reimagine what more life in a city can become.

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dis/content

30 January to 28 February 2021 

dis/content is a speculative project that reorientates objects and subjects of complaints through contemplative lenses and language to imbue new meanings and perspectives.

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