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Grounded Conversations with Hu Yun


Thu Nov 21 2019, 4:30pm–6:00pm

Where: NUS Museum, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Kent Ridge, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: cfapress

In conjunction with the opening of another diorama, a Coordinates Project of Singapore Biennale 2019, this Grounded Conversations event considers the making of Hu Yun’s work Carving Water, Melting Stones by reflecting on the occasions where he visited Paete’s (in the Philippines) woodcarving communities and encountered some of the original 1980s National Museum of Singapore dioramas at Elias Park Primary School.

In this talk, Hu Yun will share more on his work around the world-making processes of historical dioramas, and the contexts his research and artistic methodologies are situated in. another diorama examines the limits and expansions of working with the sculptures of late artist Shui Tit Sing by orienting towards available archives and artworks. It is in this exhibition that Hu Yun extends his historiographic interest on everyday cosmologies that are incarnated by the processes of woodcarving. Hu Yun's research and access to Shui Tit Sing's practice are made possible by Mr Koh Nguang How.

About the artist
Hu Yun (b. 1986, Shanghai, China) graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2008. His work ranges from drawing and watercolours to performance, video and installation. His selected solo exhibitions include: Our Ancestors at Goethe-Institut (Shanghai, 2012), Lift with Care at AIKE DELLARCO Gallery (Shanghai, 2013) and Narration Sickness at Aike Dellarco Gallery (Shanghai, 2016). He has participated in the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2012), 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2012) and 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016) and has presented work at the Centre Pompidou (Paris). He co-founded the art e-journal ‘PDF’. He lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia and Shanghai, China.

About Grounded Conversations
Presenting a series of distinct projects on how art practitioners have begun to adopt comprehensive paradigms in their methods, associated variously with environs and formal interests, negotiated through research and rooted commitment, Grounded Conversations brings together practitioners from the contemporary art world to explore artistic productions and their contexts.