26 September 2021 – “With You Here Between: Defamiliarizations” at Objectifs Centre
Every year we look forward to the Curator Open Call at Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, and this year is no exception. This year’s With You Here Between: Defamiliarizations is curated by Elaine Thanya Marie Teo and Tekad Kolectif, and it’s a show that captures that deep sense of yearning while existing in the spaces between.
This might mean different things for each of the young artists in the show: Dylan Chan, Fitri Ya’akob, Masuri Mazlan and Vimal Kumar. But every one of them approaches it with a touching sincerity that tugs at the heart.
With You Here Between: Defamiliarizations runs until 31 Oct 2021, so do check it out if you have the chance! Meanwhile, have a peek of it here first:
Vimal Kumar imagines that a shrine to the Singapore River Goddess might look like, reintroducing a sense of divine presence into this space that was once a chapel. Take the time to pore through the details of his installation, where the artist has fictionalised history in some very thoughtful yet tongue-in-cheek ways. (There is even a 4D number hidden somewhere!)
Feature image: (from left) Vimal Kumar, Elaine Thanya Marie Teo, Dylan Chan, Masuri Mazlan and Fitri Ya’akob in front of Vimal Kumar’s Iconic and Aniconic Waterbody: Reimagining the Singapore River (2021).