Is that a Temple?
Venue: Evil Empire
Address: 48 Niven Road
Dates: 17th to 22nd December 2010 (Excl. Monday, 20th December)
Time: Daily 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The opening reception will be held on the 17th of December at 6 p.m.
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Will be part of the Open Call section.
About the artwork
Re-strip reflects a sense of conflict created with the juxtaposition of contrasting colours, texture and jagged edges. Gestural ink marks are added throughout the layers to generate an overall effect of movement, as well as to achieve a mood of tension and unrest within the vertical flow.
The wall hanging is made by recycling paper, receipt strips and card in a layering and gluing process. The resulting form is then primed and painted. Additional strips of painted and torn paper are used to collage and compose the painting.
Re-strip, 2010 | Ink and Acrylic on Papier Mache | ~52 x 155 cm
Intro Text by Yu Jie, Wu
"There is no more original art- the Dadaists have done everything any artist today can do, better."
I would like to extend an invitation to all interested to view "Is that a temple?" an exhibition in two parts organized by Yu Jie, Wu, in conjunction with Gilles Massot, Ruben Pang, Wayne Lim and Siah Tiong Hong, and in association with the artists of the Open Call.
Examining concepts of cultural production, the "religion" of commodification, and the levels of representations that constitute our reality, "Is that a temple?" aims to explore the potential of critical art in Singapore through the medium of the Open Call and an exhibition-installation.
With five artists represented in the exhibition and 14 artists presented through the Open Call, both the medium and content of "Is that a temple?" are investigations into the issues raised by the state of contemporary art in this country.
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