Exhibitions from July to September 2015

Exhibitions from July to September 2015

Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts

View of Rendez-vous, 2015. Gallery 1 and Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore. Photo: Olivia Kwok.

July 7, 2015
Exhibitions from July to September 2015

Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
LASALLE College of the Arts
1 NcNally Street
Singapore 187940
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 12–7pm

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20 June–2 August, 2015
Gallery 1 and Earl Lu Gallery

Rendez-vous is an international platform organized by the Biennial of Lyon; the Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes; and the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon. Now in its 13th edition, the platform invites curators from these institutions and 10 international biennales to nominate emerging artists at the forefront of their contemporary art scenes.

This exhibition—curated in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore—brings together existing and new works by 20 nominated artists from the 13th edition alongside works by 5 artists based in Singapore. This assembly of exemplary international artworks reflects the character of art exhibitions in the 21st century, which aim to contextualize artistic practices within a global framework by comparing artistic peers and the places in which they live and work. Facilitating the travel of artists and artworks to different locations, Rendez-vous also reflects a new turn in contemporary practice, in which cross-cultural relationships and experiences have become critical drivers for artistic creation.

Among the works in the exhibition are large-scale sculptures by Nicolas Momein (France) and Nikita Kadan (Ukraine), a special intervention in the gallery’s architecture by Chun Kaifeng (Singapore), and Prepared Piano for Movers (Haussmann) (2012), a video by Angelica Mesiti (Australia) that explores creativity in everyday working life. On 31 July, the ICA Singapore will also present a film trilogy dedicated to the work of award-winning artist and filmmaker Sherman Ong (Singapore).

Marco Fusinato: Constellations
13 August–29 September, 2015
Gallery 1

In Constellations, multidisciplinary artist Marco Fusinato (b.1964, Melbourne) bisects the gallery with a 46-metre-long wall, which visitors are invited to strike with a baseball bat. The sound made by visitors’ strikes is amplified at 120 decibels, generating a noise equivalent to the sound of thunder. Referencing popular representations of violence in film and television series such as The Warriors (1979) and The Simpsons, Constellations explores Fusinato’s longstanding interest in reverberative noise: its dual qualities of destruction and perfection, and its capacity to structure physical spaces. The installation also explores the role of visitors by making them active participants in the creation of its sound.

As part of the exhibition, Fusinato will also present Spectral Arrows, an improvised durational performance for guitar and electronics. In the performance, Fusinato plays with his back to the audience for an extended period, filling the gallery with ascending feedback, walls of harsh static and atonal collisions. For his performance on 29 August, Fusinato will perform in the gallery for 8 hours non-stop.

Marco Fusinato is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Jack Tan: How to do things with rules
13 August–29 September, 2015
Earl Lu Gallery

For his first major solo exhibition, London-based artist Jack Tan (b. 1971, Singapore) repurposes the gallery into a platform for social, legal and artistic activity. Building on Tan’s ongoing research into rules, these activities aim to test and reveal how aesthetics and social contexts influence the interpretation and operation of customs, rituals and learned behaviours. Among the projects developed for the exhibition are Art School Surgery, a one-to-one life coaching session that explores the value of an art school approach to life and work, and Karaoke Court, a community method of legal arbitration via karaoke singing. As the projects evolve so will the gallery, the latter becoming a repository for expressions, documents and products associated with each project. At times throughout the exhibition Tan will be present in the gallery to guide visitors through his projects’ various processes.


About the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
The Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore initiates, produces and presents innovative and emerging creative practices across the visual arts, design, new media and performance. Established in 1986, it is the curatorial division of LASALLE College of the Arts.



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