july, 2018

21jul - 30sepjul 2112:00 pmsep 30TREES OF LIFE EXHIBITION: KNOWLEDGE IN MATERIAL(july 21) 12:00 pm - (september 30) 7:00 pm Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443

Event Details

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore is embarking on an inquiry into natural materials, exploring the knowledge they embody as biological forms as well as within social, geopolitical, and historical contexts. Trees of Life – Knowledge in Material is part of the Centre’s long-term research cluster CLIMATES. HABITATS. ENVIRONMENTS.

This exhibition focuses on four plants deeply rooted in Asia: indigo, lacquer, rattan, and mulberry. The works trace the ongoing involvement with the highlighted plants in the artistic practices of Manish Nai with indigo, Phi Phi Oanh with lacquer, Sopheap Pich with rattan, and Liang Shaoji and Vivian Xu with mulberry silk. While the featured installations serve as a starting point to uncover the materiality of the chosen plants, the study of their natural and cultural DNA allows further exploration into their biological processes and diverse usages.

Ticket Price: FREE


July 21 (Saturday) 12:00 pm - September 30 (Sunday) 7:00 pm


NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore @ Gillman Barracks

Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443

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