In the exhibition Progressive Disintegrations, artists Chua Chye Teck, Hilmi Johandi and Wei Leng Tay engage in conversation with Marc Gloede to create an installation of mixed-media works. These artworks, with beginnings in touristic images in Singapore from the 1980s-90s, a family archive of photographic slides from the early 70s, and florescences of mould and wetness on wood, open up ways of re-looking at and thinking about what and who we live with, and how photographs inscribe ways of being.
Through photography, painting and installation, the exhibition addresses what is perceived through an image. It also asks how a photograph, as document, object, and artifact, can be reexamined through a series of transformations, fragmentation and remaking.
Hilmi Johandi, Accession no. 04: City hall and the Old Supreme Court Building c. 1970s, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.