prep-room | After Ballads

prep-room | After Ballads

WHEN
10 December 2017 – 31 July 2018
VENUE
NUS Museum
OPENING HOURS
Tue–Sat 10am–6pm
Closed on Sun and PH
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.museum.nus.edu.sg

prep-room | After Ballads

After Ballads is a prep-room project by artist Fyerool Darma that locates literary foundations to historic figures such as Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir, and objects from the museum collection. This series of presentations are exercises on the epistemology of texts, artefacts, and systems of language that proceeds to trace how it is shaping contemporary society.

The current phase of this project inquires on the scribe Munshi Abdullah and the recurring impression that his work was to embody values of the colonial British. Darma speculates on this individual’s agenda in the milieu where fiction and non-fiction were not literary conventions.

Fieldnotes 05102017, Fyerool Darma, 2017. Image courtesy of NUS Musem
Supernormal
11 – 28 January 2018
In her first solo exhibition, Berny Tan presents a new series of twenty abstract embroideries, focusing on the obsessive nature of the medium as reflected through the repetitive motion of stitching.