Found & Lost

'There is no final image, only intersections and loose ends. There is no centre, only peripheral fictions and suggestions, multiplying and expanding towards a threshold found and lost.'

Osage Singapore is pleased to present Found & Lost, an exhibition featuring the works of eight Singapore artists (Sookoon Ang, Cheong Kah Kit, Khiew Huey Chian, Charles Lim, Matthew Ngui, Shubigi Rao, Erika Tan, and Ian Woo) concerned with questions of representation in relation to the act of drawing.

Curated by Guo-Liang Tan, the exhibition serves as an extension of the ideas explored in Aversions, a drawing publication project in which the artists explore and respond to the boundaries of drawing within their own artistic practices, delving into issues such as peripheral vision, perpetual delay, the impossibility of the image, and the fragmentation of language and memory in relation to the act of drawing. As a parallel exhibition, Found & Lost continues along and beyond the initial line of enquiry into the nature of visual representation. Many of the works move between the act of observation (looking at) and that of introspection (looking for), proposing a correlation between the visible and the invisible in the way meaning is constantly being interrupted and negotiated by shifts in perception.

In addition to new works by Sookoon Ang, Shubigi Rao and Ian Woo, as well as a site-specific installation by Khiew Huey Chian, the exhibition will showcase Ang¡¦s sculptural pieces from 2007, first shown during her residency at Rijsakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Charles Lim¡¦s video piece It's not that I forgot but rather I chose not to mention, recently shown at MANIFESTA7, Bolzano, Italy (2008), Erika Tan¡¦s The Syntactical Impossibility of Approaching with a Pure Heart (2008), an installation commissioned by BankART 1929, Yokohama, Japan, and Cheong Kah Kit¡¦s video projection, The Perfect Desire (2008¡V2009). The exhibition will also feature a re-presentation of Matthew Ngui¡¦s seminal anamorphic work, Chair.

Aversions will also be launched during the opening reception of the exhibition on 22 May.

Found & Lost is organised in conjunction with the Singapore Arts Festival 2009.