GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING HEMAN CHONG - ‘HOPE FROM CHAOS: PANDEMIC REFLECTIONS’

12feb(feb 12)10:00 am03jul(jul 3)7:00 pmGROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING HEMAN CHONG - ‘HOPE FROM CHAOS: PANDEMIC REFLECTIONS’SINGAPORE
‘Hope from Chaos’ continues with a deeply evocative, meditative and personal encounter with the stories and practices of artists who offer us insights into their lives and work during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the exhibition features Singaporean artist Heman Chong's installation 'Circuit Breaker Paintings', an installation of 56 paintings which the artist painted each day of the initial lockdown in Singapore at the beginning of 2020.

Event Details

Group Exhibition Featuring Heman Chong – ‘Hope from Chaos: Pandemic Reflections’ 

12 February – 3 July 2022 

Art Science Museum, Singapore 

‘Hope from Chaos’ marks the second anniversary of the arrival of the COVID-19 virus into Singapore. Discover the science of infectious diseases and reflect on life during a global pandemic. 

‘Hope from Chaos’ continues with a deeply evocative, meditative and personal encounter with the stories and practices of artists who offer us insights into their lives and work during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the exhibition features Singaporean artist Heman Chong’s installation ‘Circuit Breaker Paintings’, an installation of 56 paintings which the artist painted each day of the initial lockdown in Singapore at the beginning of 2020. While each piece is unique, Chong repeats the iconography of the crossed tape on benches and chairs around Singapore to encourage social distancing during the pandemic.

Find out about the pathology of viruses and the isolation and rituals of care that have become familiar to so many of us. Consider the challenges of falling ill with COVID-19, and the rites and practices that have helped artists to work through these challenges. These artworks might help us all tune into our feelings and emotions as we navigate the chaos of this pandemic. 

Artists showcased in this exhibition include Heman Chong (Singapore); Cao Fei (China); Nonzuzo Gxekwa (South Africa); Luke Jerram (UK); Ivetta Sunyoung Kang (Canada/South Korea); Eun Vivian Lee (Singapore/New York/South Korea) and Pierre le Riche (South Africa). Their works are shown alongside prototypes by materials scientists from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). 

Guests are encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets online prior to their visit, due to limits in venue capacity and timed entry to the exhibitions. Each guest is limited to five tickets per purchase. Advisory (Some Mature Content) 

Featured artwork: Heman Chong, ‘Circuit Breaker Paintings’, 2020, Installation of 56 A3 canvas acrylic paintings, Image courtesy of Heman Chong and STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore 

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Time

February 12 (Saturday) 10:00 am - July 3 (Sunday) 7:00 pm

Location

Singapore