Dream of the Day

Curated by Patrick Flores

29 NOVEMBER 2022 - 14 MAY 2023 (Level 5)

I dream of the day when I shall create sculptures that breathe, sweat, cough, laugh, yawn, smile, wink, gasp, dance, walk, crawl…

The exhibition title, Dream of the Day, draws from the 1965 manifesto of the Philippine-born artist David Medalla, well regarded for his long-lasting influence in the British and global contemporary art scene since the sixties. His work, as well as those of 38 other artists from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Egypt, and Malaysia are included in this exhibition which explores a range of media, genres, and sensibilities—  from surrealism, slow cinema and trans-performance, to queer photography and feminist painting. 



lift the tikar!

11 MARCH - 18 JUNE 2023

These are some of the motifs and elements that come together in lift the tikar!, which presents works by Yee I-Lann made in collaboration with Dusun and Murut weavers from Keningau in inland Sabah and Bajau Sama DiLaut weavers on Pulau Omadal in Semporna on the border of the Sulu and Celebes seas, as well as dancers and film-makers based, like herself, in Kota Kinabalu. The collaborations themselves have been a process of weaving – of different visual languages, art histories, stories, philosophies, economies, geographies – to see what could be found together from this process.
This exhibition hopes to draw out ways in which the “tikar” in form and concept can act as a medium for thinking about art, power, language and how we shape society.


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