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August 23, 2020
September 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am – February 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
National Gallery Singapore
City Hall Wing
Level 3, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery B
National Gallery Singapore
Guest curated by Samantha Yap, ???? ?????? is conceived as a corridor of time that echoes the indeterminate passage of our days as we navigate through the pandemic that is still to pass, and the detritus it will leave behind. Its title references the middle chapter in Virginia Woolfs novel ‘To the Lighthouse’ that captures a movement in time and feeling.
The chapter details the decline of an old holiday house over a decade, from a space for contact and interaction into one of quiet and disarray. Yet even amidst the decaying landscape, acts of care and attention persist through the hands of the housekeepers and Woolf herself. At the end of the chapter, the remaining cast of characters gather again in this house that has been made and remade through compromise and care.
Conceptualised during this necessary time apart, this exhibition stages our return to one another and to shared public spaces. It recognises the lingering tenderness of our collective time apart and our time now, together but still apart. The works in the exhibition manifest acts of care-taking through the handling of different materials, and the commitment towards uncovering possibilities of living and relating even through difficulty and uncertainty.

???? ?????? is part of ????????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????, a collective response by the visual arts community to the global pandemic and its impact on our community. ????????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ????? will see multiple exhibitions and programmes by various partners taking place between August 2020 and February 2021. For more information, please visit novelwaysofbeing.sg
4 Sep 2020 21 Feb 2021
10am 7pm daily
City Hall Wing, Level 3, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery B, National Gallery Singapore
Free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents
[Participating artists]
Yeyoon Avis Ann, Victor Paul Brang Tun, Stephanie Jane Burt, Jon Chan, Chong Lii & Christian Kingo, Diana Rahim, Divaagar, Fazleen Karlan, Ila*, Khairullah Rahim, Mengju Lin and Ashley Yeo.
*Co-curated with Syaheedah Iskandar

?Banner image: Ashley Yeo, ‘Drop of light (Pyramid)’, 2019; image courtesy of the Artist
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