KANCHANA GUPTA AND YANYUN CHEN - ‘WHILE SHE QUIVERS’

10feb(feb 10)10:00 am13mar(mar 13)6:00 pmKANCHANA GUPTA AND YANYUN CHEN - ‘WHILE SHE QUIVERS’SINGAPORE
‘While She Quivers’ bridges the converging practices of visual artists Kanchana Gupta and, Singaporean artist, Yanyun Chen, interrogating the socially and culturally defined frameworks of femininity in a quiet provocation of desire, power, intimacy, and personal agency.

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Kanchana Gupta and Yanyun Chen – ‘While She Quivers’ 

Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
, Singapore 

10 February – 13 March 2022 
 

‘While She Quivers’ bridges the converging practices of visual artists Kanchana Gupta and Yanyun Chen, interrogating the socially and culturally defined frameworks of femininity in a quiet provocation of desire, power, intimacy, and personal agency. The exhibition presents rich and embodied extensions of their long-term explorations – Kanchana’s ‘Production of Desire’ and Yanyun’s ‘Stories of a Woman and her Dowry’. Both works navigate the precarities of the cultural tropes and expectations of Asian women, in a palpable reclamation of tenderness and strength embedded in the feminine narrative and identity.

Quivering, as a gesture, denotes a restlessness, tension, and uncertainty that is also fuelled by emotive power and potency. It requires vulnerability in strength, resists subjugation, and demands a bold incitement of power. Kanchana and Yanyun’s incisive installations transform the Objectifs Chapel Gallery into a space that is visceral and contemplative; employing symbolic gestures, rituals and objects in ways that are equally auto narrative and somatic to unpack the underlying performativity of being a woman.

Image Credit: Kanchana Gupta and Yanyun Chen
 

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Time

February 10 (Thursday) 10:00 am - March 13 (Sunday) 6:00 pm

Location

Singapore