Albert Einstein as soon as mentioned, “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the identical tree,” as a result of all serve the identical bigger goal of uplifting the lives of human beings. Then, it comes as no shock that Indonesian artist Nana Tedja is tapping into the humanities to provide hope and encouragement to individuals.
Via her upcoming solo exhibition at Gallery 1819 dubbed “Via Pandemic”, she utilises her present of making significant artworks as a medium to speak her emotions and ideas whereas dwelling beneath the shadows of the pandemic.
There are a number of artwork items which might be named after widespread phases which have now turn out to be synonymous with on a regular basis life. These embody: “Keep house with ❤️”, “Social Distance”, “Care Every Different”, “Vaccine is Happiness” and others.
Take for instance the art work titled “Care Every Different”, it depicts an imagery of how individuals behave throughout this pandemic. This consists of sporting masks when they’re outdoors. And if one is unwell, the particular person stays at house. The washing of arms is now a behavior all of us have cultivated throughout this era and being conscious of our environment has turn out to be second nature.
Apart from inspiring viewers, the artist makes use of her physique of labor to chronicle our time throughout this pandemic. From the preliminary phases the place vaccines weren’t available to when vaccines are actually given to a big a part of the inhabitants. Life started to vary and slowly, it blooms once more and the joy is captured by Nana in her portray known as “Good Stranger”.
“Via Pandemic” is the exhibition for us to take inventory of what has transpired over the previous two years dwelling together with the virus. It may be a supply of inspiration and a documentation of how far all of us have come because the starting.
The exhibition occurs from 25 February — 14 March, 2022 at Gallery 1819 (315 Outram Street, Tan Boon Liat Constructing, 02-04/05 Singapore 169074).
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