More than Human World: A Wake-Up Call from Posthuman
What does it really mean to be human? Does being human involve engaging with materials, technologies or information networks? Has there ever been a time when the human being lived and functioned entirely on its own? What does it mean to be human in the 21st century and beyond? Is posthumanism part of this future?
Part of Singapore Art Week 2019, the exhibition More than Human World: A Wake-up Call from Posthuman invites you to consider these questions while experiencing art that dares to engage in 21st century discourse.
Through diverse works by 9 artists from South East Asia, Singapore and Korea, this exhibition explores relevant themes including new technologies, artificial intelligence and posthumansim.
DECIPHERING SERIES: DECIPHERING clothes
The definition of trouble implies negative responses such as problems, disorder, or difficulty. It is also used when socially accepted/agreed rules or norms are contravened. This raises questions such as: What are socially accepted norms or social customs? Is it possible to define them? If so, is there a tangible guideline differentiating socially accepted behaviour from that which is not?
Through their art, twelve artists explore what it means to be troublemakers within their respective societies, due to a willingness to declare themselves as queer artists by questioning sexual and gender binaries.
Experience resistance, resilience, dissent and immoderation.
The business times budding artists fund art exhibition
This art exhibition is a collection of entries created by beneficiaries of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, as part of the annual art competition jointly organised with Citi Commercial Bank Singapore. Selected artwork will be featured in Citi Commercial Bank’s 2019 calendar and marketing collateral for clients.
DECIPHERING SERIES: DECIPHERING DWELLING
Home is no longer 'where the heart is’, and as the poem states ‘there is no place like home’ in contemporary society. The eight emerging Southeast Asian artists in this exhibition suggest how a home is lived and experienced by people as a place. They ask how is it divorced from prevailing myths and nostalgic vision of home. They examine the concept of one’s abode as a physical dwelling space within the context of social, cultural, political issues, thereby detaching it from the traditional way of understanding home. The artists are most interested in how dwelling places delineate power dynamics and socio-economic conditions and their impacts on places called home in contemporary society.
DECIPHERING SERIES: DECIPHERING FOODs
Food is not simply an object that sustains people. The famous novel, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, shows how Alice experiences her body’s changes in response to food. How can this be related to the world we live in now? Today, Food is a significant social code that enables you to identify yourself within society. But do you think you choose what you eat?