Artist Talk - Gone By, Just Before The Present Time - by Chen Sai Hua Kuan & Wang Ruobing
26 November 2016 | 3 Pm
iPRECIATION (誰先覺), 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House #01-01, Singapore 249724
Artists Chen Sai Hua Kuan and Wang Ruobing will share their insights on the thoughts and process behind “Gone By, Just Before The Present Time”, an exhibition featuring their latest series of mixed-media works. The co-created installation works explore both artists’ personal and collective memories of historical landmarks in Singapore. Derived from a familiar form of child’s play, where images overlap and form optical illusions, viewers are able to participate in an interactive experience as they walk pass each piece. The exhibition leads viewers down memory lane through old and new landmarks featured in the works, such as the former National Library building which was demolished to make way for the Fort Canning Tunnel, and the Lau Pa Sat food centre which is now surrounded by skyscrapers. The complex images highlights the issue of forgotten heritage and tradition and reminds one of the effect of passing time on our developing national landscape.