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Hello fellow art lovers! Here is another exhibition coming up!
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Travel during the Age of Enlightenment was a means of research. For the Romantics, travel was a part of spiritual discovery. What do we seek, and what can we find when we take a trip today?
“Curiouser & Curiouser” examines the role that travel plays in the practice of contemporary everyday life with new works from seven artists of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and University of Huddersfield Fine Art Degree Programme. Inspired by their recent trip to Huddersfield, Yorkshire, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Venice, and Siem Reap, the group began experimenting with various media, such as oil painting, glassworks, photography, video and mixed media to create a visual record of their individual experiences and explorations as artist-travellers.
For the exhibition’s theme, the group has taken a cue from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a novel written at the tail-end of the Romantic period. The exhibition’s title is a line uttered by Alice herself, in a scene in which she is so surprised and enchanted by the changes she sees and feels in Wonderland that she forgets how to speak.
Travel has the ability to transform us in ways we may not realise or plan for. This show suggests that for change to happen, we sometimes need to plunge headlong down the rabbit hole. By being unafraid of the strange and unusual, we may begin to find ‘Wonderland’ in every space, and enable encounters we may never have foreseen.
“Curiouser & Curiouser” features the work of Ezzam Rahman, Jason Lee, Leroy Sofyan, Stella Chang, Tiffany Tay, Valerie Yang and Von Tjong.