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All We Do is Gloss Each Other

4 November to 20 November 2022


Ever since Western critics first laid their eyes on Chinese paintings, they have remarked on the unstable relationship between text and image. Indeed, as this exhibition shows, there is nothing self-evident about the distinction between calligraphy and paintings in the Chinese tradition—calligraphy is not simply the presentation of words, and neither can textuality be divorced from painting. Through a selection of Singaporean artworks that feature Chinese characters (whether calligraphed in the traditional sense or not), this exhibition hopes to explore the varied ways the presence of text was used by artists to texture their work.

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Exhibition period: 4 November – 20 November 2022, 12 nn to 6 pm daily

Exhibition venue: 231 Bain Street, #02-41, Bras Basah Complex Singapore 180231

*work/s directly from artist

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