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Robert Zhao Renhui: Trying to remember a tree (iii) – The World will surely Collapse
Robert Zhao, Trying to Remember a Tree (iii) – The world will surely collapse, 2017
Robert Zhao Renhui: Trying to remember a tree (iii) – The World will surely Collapse
Robert Zhao, Trying to Remember a Tree (iii) – The world will surely collapse (details), 2017
Robert Zhao Renhui: Trying to remember a tree (iii) – The World will surely Collapse
Trying to Remember a Tree (iii) – The world will surely collapse | Artwork location
Robert Zhao Renhui: Trying to remember a tree (iii) – The World will surely Collapse
21 Sep 2018 - 23 Jun 2019  24 hours | Light up from 6PM - 2AM

Opening: 21 September 2018
Duration: 22 September 2018 – 23 June 2019
Hours: All day, all week
Address: 10 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Carpark B, Singapore 108938
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ShanghART Singapore is pleased to show Trying to Remember a Tree (iii) – The world will surely collapse, a special outdoor light box installation by Singaporean artist Robert Zhao Renhui, presented in conjunction with Gillman Barracks’ 6th Anniversary x Art After Dark. The work is a series of 14 near life-size photographs, featuring a very old and large tree that collapsed near the artist’s home. In Singapore, trees are cut in sections to make their removal easier. The physical cuts by which the tree is sectioned echo but do not exactly correspond to how Zhao has edited and sequenced the images, suggesting that there might be different ways of “managing” nature, whether via park authorities or art. Placed in a natural environment with the forest serving as its backdrop, the lush greenery of Gillman Barrack’s forest and the bleakness of the monochrome artwork form a stark contrast, provoking viewers to reflect on the state of the natural environment in the present day.

This work was first presented at JIWA: Jakarta Biennale (2017), supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore and ShanghART Gallery.



Please note that this work is located in the outdoor area beside Carpark B as seen from the map above.
ShanghART Gallery
9 Lock Road, #02-22, Singapore 108937

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