Blurring the Boundaries (2007-2012)
17 November - 4 December 2016 | Tuesdays to Sundays | | 11am to 7pm
Chan Hampe Galleries
328 North Bridge Road #01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade Singapore 188719
Currently showing as part of the 5th Singapore Biennale, Tun Win Aung and Wah Nu first exhibited at Chan Hampe Galleries with a solo in 2013. They return today with the full, updated and last edition of their photographic suite Blurring the Boundaries (2007-2012). This was originally presented as a set of 7 photographs at the 6th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Queensland, Australia, and it subsequently became the national collection of Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Australia.
To this day, working in a less than conducive economic and political environment, artists in Myanmar work under pressure and the close scrutiny of state authorities, and they are often prevented from accessing international networks. With little to no conversational support from peers, and without access to exhibition spaces and opportunities, the Burmese husband and wife team chose to construct a dream exhibition set in manageable dimensions. Beginning with detailed and to-scale sketches of these hypothetical exhibitions, the artists later built maquettes set in nondescript gallery spaces.