Campur, Tolak, Kali, Bahagi, Sama Dengan  (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Equals)

Campur, Tolak, Kali, Bahagi, Sama Dengan (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Equals)

WHEN
16 January – 28 February 2021
VENUE
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road (go to Google maps)
OPENING HOURS
Tues – Sun, 12pm – 7pm
Closed on Mon
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://ntu.ccasingapore.org/events/campur-tolak-kali-bahagi-sama-dengan/

Campur, Tolak, Kali, Bahagi, Sama Dengan (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Equals)

“Painters 100 years ago—” explained the late and cherished artist Roslisham Ismail aka Ise in an interview “—also went to the market to buy vegetables and put them in a still life painting. For me it was the same. I went to the market and put the food on display. It’s just another way of working.” In the basic arithmetic operations and their specific properties that constitute the title of this solo project — Campur, Tolak, Kali, Bahagi, Sama Dengan (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Equals) — the artist saw a reflection of his artistic practice. Actions are performed differently; yet the results could be the same. Held a little more than one year since the artist’s saddening passing, this exhibition captures Ise’s distinctive ways of navigating the world in journeys and artistic residencies, and continuous interest in the virtues and intricacies of the social.

Roslisham Ismail aka Ise, Shutdown Re.start, Operation Bangkok, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.  


Curator's Tours

22 January 2021, 6pm and 7pm
23 January 2021, 2.30pm and 4.30pm
30 January 2021, 2.30pm and 4.30pm

Art Fairs & Galleries
ShanghART Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #02-22
22 January – 28 February 2021
ShanghART Singapore is pleased to kickstart 2021 with a solo presentation of David Diao (b. 1943, lives and works in New York). This will be the Chinese-American artist’s first showcase in Southeast Asia, featuring paintings made between 1999 and 2018.
Exhibitions
Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road #01-34
22 January – 21 February 2021
Baroque Archipelago proposes to bring contemporary art and fashion in conversation with one another, to illuminate parallel approaches in creation and exploration of current issues. Curated by Tan Siuli, it is a group exhibition featuring Agan Harahap, Budi Agung Kuswara, LULULUTFILABIBI, Mella Jaarsma, Octora, and TOTON.
Yavuz Gallery, 9 Lock Road, #02-23
16 January – 10 February 2021
Absurd Theatrics by Singaporean artist Nicholas Ong is his debut solo exhibition exploring the relationship between the two and three-dimensional, and the rich and complex range of perceptions and sensations engendered by his formal experimentations across surface, space and light.
Exhibitions
Block 37 & 38 Malan Road
22 – 23 January 2021
Residencies OPEN provides a rare insight into the often introverted sphere of artist studios, by profiling the diversity of contemporary art practices from around the globe, with the studio as a space for experimentation and research.