Bridging Realms – 2200 A.D.
Bridging Realms – 2200 A.D.

When
17 Jan – 7 Apr
Venue
Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay
Address
Opening Hours
Community Wall, Level 3
Opens All Day
Website
www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/visual-arts
Admission
Free Admission
Art can bring new perspectives to bear on how we view the world and understand different cultures and belief systems. Bridging Realms presents four exhibitions around Esplanade, featuring newly commissioned painting, video and sculptural installations by Ari Bayuaji (Canada/Indonesia), Mark Chan with Brian Gothong Tan (Singapore), Justin Lee (Singapore) and Tan Zi Xi (Singapore). Collectively, the ideas explored in their works offer counterpoints to the status quo, challenging preconceived notions of what constitutes identity, cultural diversity and social responsibility in a progressively borderless world. These exhibitions invite viewers to contemplate the agency of artist and audience in initiating change and bridging conversations.

2200 A.D.
Tan Zi Xi (Singapore)


What would the Earth look like in the distant future? How would it evolve as a result of the way mankind treats it?

2200 A.D. is a witty yet unsettling interpretation of a dystopic future where the Earth has been depleted of natural resources and altered beyond recognition. The installation presents different facets of this world: from a macro-perspective of a city engineered to cope with new demands; to studies of the flora, fauna and architecture that now exist, presented as specimens to be observed and pondered over.

The installation comments on how mindless consumption of natural resources and the wastage resulting from modern materialistic lifestyles threatens our natural environment. The work urges us to reflect on the ethics of our behavior and the role of human agency in determining the kind of legacy we want to leave behind.

Part of 2200 A.D., Tan Zi Xi, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist


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