Heman Chong in ‘Time of Others’ at the Singapore Art Museum

08th February 2016

21 NOVEMBER 2015–28 FEBRUARY 2016

Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Singapore
189555

A survey of contemporary art from the Asia Pacific region, Time of Others features works of artists responding to social, historical and geopolitical concerns at this present juncture of living in a more interconnected world today, where notions of boundary, difference and Otherness have also become more complex.

Time of Others poses the paradoxical question of how we can authentically and meaningfully conceive, understand and engage with other cultural contexts of society, while residing within our own localities, and being part of a globalised world today. The exhibition presents contemporary artists from diverse regions whose works reflect on both individual and shared histories, cultural specificities, colonial legacies, as well as their subjectivities that shape our understanding of culture and identity today.

Time of Others is a co-curatorial collaboration between Singapore Art Museum (SAM) Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), National Museum of Art Osaka (NMAO) and the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG). With more than 20 artworks drawn from the participating museums’ collections, artist loans and commissions, the exhibition will travel to the four museums from 2015 to 2016.

Image: Heman Chong, Calendars (2020–2096) (detail), 2004–2010, 1001 offset prints with matte lamination, each 30 x 30 cm, installation dimensions variable.

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