Unsettled Assignments

By Sidd Perez, Vuth Lyno
Creation

29 Jun - 9 Jul
Opens on 29 Jun: 7 - 10pm

Tue - Sat: Noon - 9pm
Sun: Noon - 6pm
Closed on Monday

72–13

Exhibition

Rating: General 

Admission with O.P.E.N. Pass



Limited single entry tickets available at the door

Children were born in Cambodia to African fathers serving in the United Nations peacekeeping troops. After “the fall of Saigon” in 1975, South Vietnamese asylum-seekers took refuge at the Philippine First Asylum Center, where they were screened, validated and sent to other refugee processing centres in the Philippines before finally leaving for the United States or other countries in the West. Meanwhile, across national cinema and television screens, war continues by other means.

Unsettled Assignments considers the networks of unsettled South-South relations produced through post-colonial conflicts and peacekeeping interventions in Southeast Asia. Through a visual installation, workshop and film screening, Sidd Perez and Vuth Lyno read into the residues left behind.

Commissioned by Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA).

The exhibition will open with an artist talk by Sidd Perez and Vuth Lyno from 7.30pm to 9pm. See O.P.E.N. Histories: Exchanges for details of workshops.

For Lack Of A Better Word
Curated by Ho Rui An

For Lack Of A Better Word is a curatorial series by Ho Rui An, comprising of Unsettled Assignments by Sidd Perez and Vuth Lyno, The Unforgetting Space by Tan Biyun, Opening Draft by Ho Rui An, Sultan Ibrahim by Lantian Xie and On The Threshold Of Listening by Zou Zhao.

Committed to furthering the conversation with the next generation of artists, Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) has invited Ho Rui An, featured in the first SIFA 2014 edition in association with the 89+ project of Hans Ulrich Obrist, to return to the festival with his own curation centred on the enchantment of the spoken word, For Lack Of A Better Word.

In Ho’s words: “‘For lack of a better word’, we say, as the qualification we make to what comes after that may be too facile, crass or even vulgar to be uttered cold. The expression marks the moment when we provisionally simplify, only to later complexify. Engaging with this slippery ground of language, this curation series within The O.P.E.N. considers how the work of critique today likewise demands that we grasp at the limits of available idioms.”

What happens when we cannot find the right words? Are we still able to do things with words? These are questions posed by the shifting and emergent realities that characterise the complex and uncertain worlds in which we live. In response, the artists gathered in this section of The O.P.E.N. draw on their experiences in Singapore, the broader Southeast Asia region and the Gulf to show that from the lacuna also arises the possibility of speaking (and listening) otherwise.

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    Sidd Perez

    Perez is an assistant curator at the NUS Museum. Previously based in Manila, she is the co-founder of Planting Rice, an independent curatorial and resource platform, and worked as the curatorial associate for The Drawing Room.

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    Vuth Lyno

    Vuth is an artist, curator and artistic director of Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh’s only artist-run space. His artistic and curatorial practice is primarily participatory in nature, exploring collective learning and experimentation, and sharing of multiple voices through mutual exchanges.

29 Jun - 9 Jul
Opens on 29 Jun: 7 - 10pm

Tue - Sat: Noon - 9pm
Sun: Noon - 6pm
Closed on Monday

72–13

Exhibition

Rating: General 

Admission with O.P.E.N. Pass

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Limited single entry tickets available at the door

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