After being quiet for last 8 months, 2902 Gallery has found a brand new space at 222 Queen Street. Nestled within the Arts & Cultural district, the new space will feature photographs, video and installation artworks.
The exhibition Zoological by these 9 artists: Ang Song Nian, Wimo Bayang, Heman Chong, John Clang, Nguan, Sherman Ong, Liana Yang, Joel Yuen, and Robert Zhao Renhui.
Moving into the heart of the city, Zoological is the opening showcase for the gallery space. Featuring photographs, video and installation works by local and regional artists, the exhibition surveys the human imprint on the urban landscape through various vantage points. The act of photographing serves as a form distanciation amid the numbing monotony and frenetic pace of city life. Within a framed situation, a space of meditation between the photographer and his subject emerges. Who is the observer and the observed? Besides blurring boundaries of power and position, Zoological also implies an order of disorder, artificial nature and tamed wilderness, and an exoticism that is uncannily familiar.
Performance by the talented Yen Pang interprets John Clang’s ‘Beon Sleeps’.
In recent months, Mr Yen Phang is the go-to-guy for performance-collab for artists~
We should clone him, sell the clones at Art Supply Stores. They will be a blessing for Artists! Was observing him shifting from being near the wall (7+pm) to being right in the middle of the entrance space (830pm)
John Clang sure know how to make his presence felt, even though he was in New York!
Guests viewing a short film by Sherman Ong
I finally got to meet the camera-shy artist – Ms Liana Yang. She showed us her catalog & explain her series about her 5 cats in more details. Explaining to us that beneath the visual is the duality of Human/Cat relationship…and even deeper is some kind of erotic cat pornography.
Robert Zhao assured us that no goldfish was harmed during his project. Dead fishes were collected from local aquariums.
Guest viewing a video installation by Joel Yuen.
Last but not least, i asked Gallery Director Ms Gwen Lee to share about the journey she went through with 2902 Gallery & the challenges of setting up a gallery space
The most daunting challenge by most galleries and other form of business in Singapore, is definitely access and cost of space. Lot of compromises has to be made to make things happen, rather than not being flexible and not taking steps to advance forward. I look forward to future showcase and plan by 2902 Gallery. With its close proximity to SOTA, NAFA & LASALLE; its outreach program and accessibility will be good for the future of Fine Art Photography.
The exhibition is ongoing till 19 May. The gallery’s new opening hours are 12noon –7pm (Tue – Sunday), and close on Mondays and Public Holidays.
Take note that the new location is at –
222 Queen Street ⁄ Unit 02-02
Tel +65 63398655 ⁄ Fax +65 6339 5030
Website: 2902 Gallery