Chromatic Identities

Chromatic Identities

WHEN
3 November 2020 – 6 February 2021
VENUE
72A Amoy Street Singapore (go to Google maps)
OPENING HOURS
Tues – Sat, 6pm – late
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
https://appetitesg.com

Chromatic Identities

Appetite is proud to present Chromatic Identities, a group show exploring colour and its historical, experiential, and anthropological lineage. Colour is a fundamental human experience. The study of both material culture and visual culture is deeply shaped by the patterns of colour through history and cultures. From the geographies and routes of the spice trade, to the pigments and chemicals inherent to a land, the expressions of culture reveal themselves through the colours— hue, tint, tone and shade— that we find in food, textile, architecture, art, and everyday objects.

Bringing together works by Haegue Yang, Jason Martin, Rikrit Tiravanija, Ugo Rondinone, Ceal Floyer, Comp Syn, and Dawn Ng, we aim to build conversation around the cultural associations of colour— present, past, and future. Our interest in colour stands as both a historical and contemporary question, rooted in Nouri and Appetite’s practice of crossroads thinking.

Chromatic Identities is open to the public from 3 Nov 2020 — 6 Feb 2021.

Image courtesy of KHOOGJ.
Various Locations
22 January – 6 June 2021
A brand new commission by the Public Art Trust and its most ambitious ever, RE-WRITTEN presents 14 text-based public artworks by Singapore artists, some of which are inspired by local writers and literary works, contemplating the multitude of changes - from the minute to the tremendous - experienced in our daily lives since the onset of COVID-19.
ADM Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, 81 Nanyang Drive
22 January – 13 March 2021
Presenting contemporary art works and archival material that nuance Afro-Asian legacies that grew out of the Cold War, this exhibition traces a historical line between early regional imaginations such as Maphilindo to contemporary appropriations of Afro-Asian histories, such as China’s development of cultural infrastructure in Senegal.
Various Locations
22 – 31 January 2021
For the House; Against the House takes the form of a debate where artworks, not words, make arguments. Drawing from the private collections of Jo and the DUO Collection, curators John Tung and Syed Muhd Hafiz set propositions for artists to respond through their practices. The new works are pitted against the storied collections.
Jurong Lake Gardens, Entrance Pavilion, Yuan Ching Rd
6 January – 6 April 2021
A polyptych of four feathered creatures by Kiat will be swooping down at Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG), thrilling visitors with a burst of vibrant colour. Each portrait reflects the visual artist’s illumination of each bird’s scientific characteristics through artistic interpretation and rendering.