Face to Face
8 June - 7 July 2019 | TUES-SAT: 11AM - 7PM, SUN: 11AM-6PM
22 Lock Road, #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
As the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Yogyakarta’s Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Iwan Effendi is also a visual artist himself, bringing puppetry characters to life with their individual narratives and emotions. Face to Face will be the artist’s second solo exhibition in Singapore, and will feature a series of new drawings and puppet sculptures.
Visitors will be welcomed into the exhibition space with many the faces that spread across the space, appearing in an almost unemotional and reserved state. They look to be waiting upon its puppeteer or viewer to endow their empty shells with layers of thought, speech, and emotions. The myriad of imaginative possibilities gives room for his characters to project and express their narratives to its viewers.
The exhibition opens with a performance by Iwan Effendi and Ria Tri Sulistyani on Saturday, 8th June 2019. For one night only, audience members are invited to witness these master puppeteers take to stage with their puppet characters, breathing life into their still bodies to explore the many possibilities of communicating and interacting with the audience and the gallery space.