Photo credit: NOT GALLERY

New exhibition about self identity in socio-politics to be showcased at Bras Basah Complex Sep 16 – Oct 8

Not gallery’s latest showcase will feature works from seven artists.

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Published: 7 September 2023, 1:37 PM

A new exhibition exploring self identity in socio-political environments will be showcased at Bras Basah Complex from Sep 16 to Oct 8.

The collection of works, titled Sounding Out, was sourced by art curator Not gallery.

A total of seven artists will have their works on display. The art pieces use a range of art techniques which include batik, drypoint and silkscreen printmaking, digital archival print, and oil.

A highlight of the exhibition includes Boo Sze Yang’s The Father X. The work depicts the late Lee Kuan Yew against a purple background.

According to Not gallery, the juxtaposition between the prominent figure and the dark background prompts visitors to consider the implications of equating a man with an entire country.

Another artist featured is Joel Seow, whose two artworks feature Singapore’s MRT trains in warm tones.


Joel Seow also has another ongoing exhibition with Not gallery, titled ‘Tenderly Obscured From View’. PHOTO CREDIT: NOT GALLERY


Other artists have focused their work on the individual or the self – such as Phua Juan Yong in his Untitled, Quan Zhao Lim in his Untitled and Lim Mu Hue in his Self Portrait.

In Sound of Vermont No. 39, artist Chng Seok Tin looked beyond a Singaporean context and voiced her opinion regarding the Iraq War.

The exhibition is open to the public from Sep 16 to Oct 8 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 12pm to 6pm. It will also be open on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

Those who wish to visit on Wednesdays and Fridays during the exhibition period may schedule an appointment to do so, via Not gallery’s website.

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