ShanghART Singapore is delighted to welcome you to “Entrance”, a commemorative exhibition for the gallery’s 10th anniversary in Singapore, opening on
24 September. The show title is a nod to the gallery’s inaugural exhibition with Zhang Enli; “Part” (2012) saw the artist truncating the huge space into a small and precise site presenting three works at the gallery’s entrance.
This show provides an occasion to look back at the past decade, into the artists’ minds, and towards the future. “Entrance” is both a reflection of the gallery’s journey thus far and a reaffirmation of its presence in Singapore. This time, Zhang Enli is joined by three Southeast Asia artists known respectively for their practice in performance art, film installations, and photography – Melati Suryodarmo, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Robert Zhao Renhui.
The space intervention by Zhang in 2012 is demarcated on the floor, recalling his aspiration that “[this] leaves the gallery and me room to do more in the future”. Fast forward to 2022, much has changed, the show this time occupies the full expanse of the gallery – growing and morphing physically and metaphorically. Returning to the same space, we hope that old and new friends of the gallery will reacquaint with our gallery, the artists, and their own experiences over the past decade.
Providing multiple entrances, both physically and psychologically, the gallery space presents a spectrum of works that offer a diverse range of perspectives, while simultaneously drawing us into the distinctive worlds within each artist’s psyche.