is an exhibition featuring renowned Nanyang pioneer/avant-garde artist Chen Wen Hsi and visual artist Tristan Lim. The exhibition explores the contrasts and similarities in the practices of both artists from distinct eras and of disparate influences; drawing a line between two different approaches in expression. Shown at Not Gallery.
The visual identity explores a line splitting two parts — a split, a faultline, a crack. A crack not only delineates two sides of a schism, it also signifies those two edges belonging together. While Chen’s works are avant-garde in nature and explored in paintings, Lim’s explorations dwell within digital spaces. This misalignment is captured in printed collaterals — by the title which is never printed, existing only visually between gaps of two pieces of sticker, ever shifting; suspended between idea and form.
Form & Agency
is a solo exhibition by artist Brandon Tay that explores the materiality of the digital. Presented on three stacks — the physical, the virtual, and live simulation components — the visual identity echoes the verticality of the stacks with a custom typeface. Shown in Yeo Workshop.
The experimental variable typeface, As above, so below with elongated ascenders and descenders is capable of forming ‘vertical ligatures’, not with lateral letters but across lines of texts through stems of letterforms. This verticality is reflected through the placement of texts on edges of walls in the gallery space; of thresholds between spaces. Vertical ligatures challenging the linearity of languages; of words in lines; of thresholds between symbols and meanings. (Credits — Curator: Rafi Abdullah; Exhibition design: Amirul Nazree, set up w/ Nghia Phung; Website design and build: w/ Bảo Anh Bùi; Exhibition Photography: Jonathan Tan)