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Folkloristics Exhibition Walk-through
Folkloristics Exhibition Walk-through
Entang Wiharso
Unburied History: Wall of Nation Series
aluminium, resin, colour pigment, thread
224 x 298 x 59 cm
Folkloristics Exhibition Walk-through
Gilang Fradika
Ambang (Dekomposer Series)
mixed media on canvas
180 x 140 cm
Folkloristics Exhibition Walk-through
Heri Dono
Pengadu Domba
acrylic and collage on paper
66 x 78.5 cm
Folkloristics Exhibition Walk-through
Shen Zhenglin
oil on linen
80 x 60 cm
Folkloristics Exhibition Walk-through
26 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018  6pm - 6.30pm and 7.30pm - 8pm

Parts of our traditions are deeply rooted in the beliefs of religions, mythologies, legends, animisms, and folklores. Folklore is a body of culture shared by a particular group of people that is mainly passed through word of mouth. It reflects on the magical and mysterious, and its transmission is a vital part of its being.

From this perspective, Mizuma Gallery is delighted to present Folkloristics, a group exhibition featuring works by Albert Yonathan Setyawan, Amano Yoshitaka, , Entang Wiharso, Gilang Fradika, Heri Dono, Iwan Effendi, Okamoto Ellie, Shen Zhenglin, and Zen Teh. As the name suggests, this exhibition is a discussion based on the study of folklores in the present age.

Folkloristics focuses on contemporary artists, whose works make references to and/or are influenced by folklores, addressing issues that stem from the desire to question areas that cannot be figured out by science or reason. Yet, they encompass common traditions to a culture, subculture, or group, and discuss values that were once respected. This also leads us to question whether such values have been forgotten.

Folkloristics is part of Singapore Art Week (17 – 28 January 2018). A joint initiative by the National Arts Council, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. The twelve-day celebration of the visual arts offers a myriad of quality art experiences, from art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events and public art walks, to enriching discussions on art and culture.

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