Maybe we read too much into things

Maybe we read too much into things

21 – 30 January 2021
72-13, Mohamed Sultan Road (go to Google maps)
Tues – Sun, 12pm – 7pm or by appointment
Free Admission

Maybe we read too much into things

Maybe we read too much into things brings together six young Singaporean artists, Aki Hassan, Daniel Chong, Kevin Fee, Genevieve Leong, Leow Wei Li and Ryan Benjamin Lee, whose practices explore the materialities of everyday objects. Curated by Berny Tan, the exhibition spans sculpture, installation, video, animation, and painting, showcasing diverse art practices that possess a fascination with the familiar, and its potential for transformation.

Through diverse approaches to assemblage, everyday objects become not just symbols for ideas, but mediums to be played with, manipulated, and reconfigured, in ways that establish a new visual language of objects. Yet, the six artists do not necessarily speak a common tongue. Instead, each creates their own ‘dialect’, built out of a vocabulary of the mundane: a biscuit, a clothes peg, an earplug, a flower, a sponge, the handle of a screwdriver—speaking to each other within and across works. What we assume to be ‘known’ is, in fact, something that can still be subjected to repeated close reading, generating new interpretations and constructions each time. Maybe we read too much into things—or maybe they are worth our time, attention, care, and curiosity.

Genevieve Leong, Untitled, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Artist Afternoons

24 & 30 January 2021, 2pm – 5pm

Chat with the artists in person during the open Artist Afternoons!

Lifestyle Events
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As the first mall-wide art activation in Singapore, Creative Unions is a major month-long, art-meets-retail programme at Funan.
Pan Pacific Art Space, Level 2 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard
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National Gallery Singapore, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery B, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road
4 September 2020 – 21 February 2021
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Tours & Trails
Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library, 70 Stamford Road
22 January – 28 February 2021
Embedded into the library environments, Annotations is an exhibition of site-specific artworks by SMU students—like notations in the margins, they reveal an exchange between themselves, campus life, and the city.