Along with other textile works centred on Buddhist themes, the exhibition revisits a series of Ong’s older works from his inaugural textile exhibition titled, Re-woven: A Celebration of Lives opened at the Singapore Arts Museum a decade ago. Ong’s artistic practice traces back to the roots of his spiritual beliefs. The body of textile works is a reflection of the artist’s interpretation of the Buddha’s teachings based on inner contemplation, peace, dualism, compassion and meditation.
Although the series of textile works was inspired by the values and teachings of Buddhism, the exhibition reveals a deeper layer of Ong’s artistic practice. Through the use of succinct imagery, Ong bridges his spiritual beliefs with art making—compelling the viewer to get a closer glimpse of his thoughts and processes.
Benny Ong: Walking the Thought
Date: Friday, 4 August – Sunday, 24 September 2017
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Monday – Friday) | 11am – 5pm (Saturday & Sunday)
*Public Holidays and other timings by appointment only.
Venue: The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street #02-06 Singapore 187969