DONNA ONG - ‘SOMEWHERE ELSE . THE FOREST REIMAGINED’

12jan(jan 12)11:00 pm05mar(mar 5)6:00 pmDONNA ONG - ‘SOMEWHERE ELSE . THE FOREST REIMAGINED’SINGAPORE
Donna Ong explores the problematic images of the tropical forest, from 17th century lithographs to seductive glossy photographs found within travel brochures.

Event Details

Donna Ong – ‘Somewhere Else . The Forest Reimagined’  

12 January – 5 March 2022 

FOST Gallery, Singapore 

 

The works in this exhibition explore the often problematic images of the tropical forest produced by the travel industry, from exotic 17th century lithographs to the seductive glossy photographs found within travel brochures and Instagram. These images have captured our imaginations, and spawned a myriad of books, films, products, architecture and even fads. They have influenced not just the way the tropics are represented visually, but also how others perceive and act towards tropical nature, culture and its people. 

In her continuing research of this topic, multi-disciplinary artist Donna Ong employs the twin concepts of an alternative place and time in her transformative and layered use of found imagery; inviting us to question existing depictions and narratives of the tropical forest and to imagine alternative representations. 

Image Credit: FOST Gallery 

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Time

January 12 (Wednesday) 11:00 pm - March 5 (Saturday) 6:00 pm

Location

Singapore