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Bite/Hold/Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand


Thu Aug 15 2019, 12:00pm–7:00pm
Fri Aug 16 2019, 12:00pm–7:00pm
Sat Aug 17 2019, 12:00pm–7:00pm
Sun Aug 18 2019, 12:00pm–7:00pm
Mon Aug 19 2019, 12:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Supernormal, 101 Desker Rd, Rochor, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: infernoz_quinn

Supernormal is pleased to present a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring artworks by three emerging artists and photographers, Quinn Lum, Adar Ng and Lin Shiauyu. Titled ‘Bite/Hold/Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand’, the exhibition features works that relate to maternal presence by considering domesticity, domicile, discipline, and documentation.

By conjuring, in turn, the spectre the mother's absence and presence, the artists collectively and individually confront trauma, malignancy, loss, and misalignment in each of their final works in search of resolution and regeneration. Supported by the National Arts Council and the National Youth Council, along with Brack as the programme partner.

Over a period of eight months, the artists gathered in a collective practice marked by a distinctive porousness between the creative project and the familial relationships it addressed. Their collaboration stretched beyond the bounds of putting on an exhibition together to radically intimate acts of intervening, buffering, surrogating, and holding, subverting the typical notion that art is pursued in isolation. Bite/Hold/Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand presents a long drawn process towards image and meaning making, ranging from the performative and conceptual to the documentative and narrative. With individuals working across various art media the works expand the possibilities of a lens-based medium as an art form.

In line with the exhibition, the artists have planned a series of activities with the aim of encouraging compassion and courage as part of art-making, creating more meaningful conversations around it. Sandbox #02, a casual dialogue and discussion about processes of art making in Singapore, will be held on 3 Aug at Supernormal between 4pm to 6pm. Local artists such as Alecia Neo and Ong Kian Peng will be present their thoughts and insights. Registered participants are invited to bring along their art portfolio for sharing and discussion.

In addition, a workshop session will be conducted on 10 May at Supernormal to invite the participants to undergo a reflective and creative process of understanding oneself via mask making. Lastly, the artists will hold an artists’ talk on the 14 Aug at Supernormal between 1pm to 3pm. The artists’ talk will offer a deeper understanding of the fluid and dynamic collaborative processes between the three artists and how they arrived at the final presentation for the exhibition.