Public Opening Reception: Friday, 8
Public Opening Reception: Friday, 8 December 2017, 7.00 – 9.00pm
The Oceanic marks the start of NTU CCA Singapore’s new overarching research topic CLIMATES. HABITATS. ENVIRONMENTS. that will inform and connect the Centre’s various activities, ranging from research to residencies and exhibitions for the next three years (2017–19).
Climate change has become an urgent issue around the globe for its impact on urban environments and other habitats. As we face global warming, changes in weather patterns are causing droughts, large storms, severe flooding, raising sea levels, and are forcing the migration of humans and animals. The Centre intends to gain a deeper understanding of these precarious realities through projects across disciplines, bringing together artists, scientists, and practitioners from diverse fields of knowledge.
The works in The Oceanic refer to the long cultural history of the Pacific and its Archipelagos and the impact of recent human activities at sea. The artistic investigations emerging from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary–Academy (TBA21–Academy) The Current’s first cycle (2015–17)—with expeditions to Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, and Fiji—address the environmental, cultural, and social transformations that have taken place on less accessible littorals and island groups. These ongoing projects by the artists are created and developed in exchange with the local residents, researchers, and experts from various backgrounds.
December 9 (Saturday) - March 4 (Sunday)