The show aims to pose the following debate/dialogue: What is the significance of a decade apart? How do two generations dissect personal artistic references and build on their own styles? Why is it important to cross-examine them together? The selected artists from the 1980s (Genevieve Chua (b.1984), Hu Qiren (b.1983) and Melissa Tan (b.1989)) will present works with interests in abstraction, photography and mythology. In addition, the selected artists from the 1990s (Mengju Lin (b.1996), Odelia Tang (b.1993), and Ian Tee (b.1994)) will present works based on themes of textual intervention, pain negotiation and vulnerability.
Accompanying the exhibition is a short documentary project directed by multidisciplinary Singaporean artist, Kray Chen. The primary function is to enable viewers a better understanding of the content and context of each artwork & artist’s broader practice to supplement the works. The documentary is supported by the National Arts Council and will be available for viewing at the gallery and on its social media platforms.