Gajah Gallery in Singapore presents “In Excess: An Exuberance of Philippine Art” through October 22. The exhibition revolves around the word “excess” and showcases ten contemporary Filipino artists.
The exhibition examines “excess” in both its positive sense of exceeding standards or limits and its negative sense of greed and gluttony in our consumption-obsessed society. Through the word “excess,” the show explores multilayered themes such as the human desire for progress, the human limitation of always being not enough, the aesthetics of ornamentation and pattern in contemporary art, and the social impact of art.
Participating artists include Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Mark Justiniani, Leslie de Chavez, Marina Cruz, Louie Cordero, Charlie Co, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Annie Cabigting, Victor Balanon, and Geraldine Javier.
Nanjing’s Sifang Art Museum presents “Projection,” a group exhibition on light, through October 22.
Beginning with the historical and symbolic significance of light in human knowledge, culture, and life, the exhibition asks what rays of light mean to a public accustomed to modern dazzling spectacles, media, and contemporary crises. Divided into four dimensions – “light on the retina,” “light on the screen.” “spatial light” and “temporal light” – the exhibition explores our contemporary experience with light and its multidimensional meanings.
40 multimedia works by 26 international artists occupy the underground exhibition hall through the second floor of the museum space. Participating artists include aaajiao, AUJIK, Huma Bhabha, Szabolcs Bozó, Cai Jian, Maurizio Cattelan, Duyi Han, Olafur Eliasson, Hu Yun, William Kentridge, Lee Kit, Nabuqi, Michael Najjar, Pu Yingwei, Andreas Schmitten, Shao Fan, Sun Yitian, Tang Dixin, Tao Hui, Universal Everything, Wang Yi, Yang Fudong, Haegue Yang, Yang Song, Zhang Ruyi, and Payne Zhu.
Shanghai’s Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM) presents “Flu水o (Fluxo)” through October 12. The group exhibition presents performance-based multimedia projects on the theme of water, starting from the ideas of musicologist Luciana Galliano (b. 1953).
The exhibition addresses the vital nature of water, its poetic power, its destructive power, and its importance in solving social, political, and anthropological problems. In addition to works by contemporary artists, the exhibition features reenactments of historic performances with a water theme. Performances by East Asian artists from the 1960s and the satirical chamber opera ‘Mare Nostrum’ by Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008) are included.
Participating artists are Andrea Anastasio, Chiara Bersani, Rossella Biscotti & Attila Faravelli, Silvia Calderoni & Ilenia Caleo, Silvia Gribaudi, Anna Raimondo, and Ho Tzu Nyen.