28 - 30 july 2021

Nanyang academy of fine arts

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Day 3Friday 30 July 2021, 14:00

Practices as individuals: alienation vs Globalisation - The Artist-maker and the Gallerist-curator

Sherman Ong

Globalisation has been seen as an opportunity in the contemporary art scene, as the visibility of art out of its basal community has enormously increased while the subject matter is largely enriched as artists gain greater access to a variety of materials and get exposed to a wider scope of concerns. However, the recent years witnessed a great deal of socio-economic changes as worldwide health crisis brings forth a contemplation on the fragility of globalisation. As much as the fate of mankind across national boundaries is intertwined, the world inhabitants are experiencing an extraordinary degree of the necessity of self-isolating. The way art is created, presented and experienced is inevitably affected as well. This presentation focuses on the attempts of the artist-maker and the gallerist-curator in tuning to the clash between alienation and globalisation, as well as the relevance of art practice, curatorial direction and gallery programming to the audience at large in such context.

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A law graduate, Sherman turned himself into a filmmaker, a visual artist and a photographer. His practice examines the relationship between personal encounters and the larger milieu like regional history. His narration is conveyed via found objects worked into assemblages and installations and married with audio visual elements.