Big towers: Joanna Piotrowska, Francesco Simeti, Bedwyr Williams
Big towers, the first exhibition at ICA Singapore by curator Caterina Riva, addresses her encounter with another geography and context, where expectations, regulations, fears and dreams call for a readjustment. It presents the works of three artists from Europe: Joanna Piotrowska, Francesco Simeti and Bedwyr Williams.
Joanna Piotrowska’s black and white photographs portray women alone in their homes surrounded by treasured possessions. Francesco Simeti’s Curtain interweaves histories of art from East and West while providing an iconographic compendium of painting, sculpture and photography.
Bedwyr Williams’ video animation Tyrrau Mawr [Big Towers] imagines a city founded on rapid development, verticality and technology: a futuristic cityscape set against mountains and populated by skyscrapers.
Curator Tour (Led by Caterina Riva)
21 January, 3pm–4pm
Caterina Riva is curator at the ICA Singapore. Before joining the ICA Singapore in July 2017, Riva co-founded FormContent, a curatorial project space born in London in 2007. From 2011 to 2014 she was director and curator of Artspace NZ in Auckland. Her curatorial work values close relationships with artists, and considers different ways of constructing an exhibition, from idea to experience.
Bedwyr Williams' participation is supported by Wales Arts International, Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and The National Lottery.
Untitled, Joanna Piotrowska, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist and Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon