The orchid; the wasp

The orchid; the wasp

WHEN
22 – 30 January 2021
VENUE
Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road, #01-22 (go to Google maps)
OPENING HOURS
Daily, 12pm – 7pm
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.theorchidthewasp.com/

The orchid; the wasp

The orchid; the wasp is a visual arts exhibition that follows the proposition of becoming, which is understood as the possibility for diversity, multiplicity and change. It is about forming alliances between artistic identities, seeing them as subjective beings with the potential to interchange or become something else through a unique symbiosis.

The narrative of ‘becoming’ alludes to one of many potentials for multiplicity beyond imitation, as French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari suggest. To artists, this may involve adopting a new frame of reference, negotiation or exploring experimental perspectives in art-making. Through mutual dialogue, they develop and motivate further intersections of intergroup contact and artistic mediation.

The exhibition is organised by Zulkhairi Zulkiflee and Racy Lim. Artists featured include Anthony Chin, Ivan David Ng, Leroy Sofyan, Liana Yang, Liyana Ali and Thesupersystem.

Thesupersystem, Miang, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

The orchid; the wasp - Opening

22 January 2021, 7pm - 10pm

Curator Monologue

from 22 January 2021

The monologue will be made available on the website from 22 January for audiences to download for their exhibition visit.

Artist Talk

23 January 2021, 8pm - 9pm, Zoom

Zoom link will be available on the website soon.

Sound Presentation

23 January 2021, 10pm - 3am

This session is by registration only. More details to follow soon.

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