Street Report – Nap Bridge / Every Move You Make, Institute Of Contemporary Art Singapore / 26 January – 23 February 2017 / Curated by Hyrol Sami’on and Sufian Samsiyar.
Photo documentation by Geraldine Kang.
Part of group show Every move you make. Link
Every move you make explores how urban environments and conditions of work affect artists and artmaking. The exhibition presents works by five emerging artists who, as is typical in Singapore, maintain full or part-time jobs alongside their artistic practice. Often perceived as limiting artists’ time and capacity, here work is used as a source for ideas and materials. Collages by Shazwany Aziz are made from stationery stocked in her office. The collages’ diminutive size reflects the short amount of time she has to produce them each morning. An installation by Faiz Bin Zohri represents a hollowed niche that provides natural seating underneath a bridge, and references his practice as a landscape architect. Other works in the exhibition look at transactional relationships between people and things. Euginia Tan highlights the reciprocal nature of social interaction through a text that loosely transcribes a conversation between an artist and a curator. A suspended sculpture by Ezekiel Wong Kel Win of black trousers commonly worn by blue-collar workers depicts ‘the fabric of society and mechanisms of social ecological systems’.