Do You Believe in Angels?
Group exhibition curated by Tony Godfrey
4 - 27 April 2014, Main Gallery
Angels often used to appear in art but are rarely seen there today, even though recent surveys more than fifty per cent of people believe angels are with us still and active in this world. Why is this so? Do you believe in angels? Please come and let us know: there will be ballot boxes for you to cast your opinion.
This exhibition includes work by artists from the UK, Portugal, USA, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. The curator, Tony Godfrey, asked one hundred artists whom he had worked with “to make a reply on a piece of paper (or similar material) no bigger than A3 to the question "Do you believe in angels?" This may be a statement, a photograph, drawing, watercolour or painting, It may be written, drawn or printed) or it can be an object made from the sheet of paper. If I or someone else cannot pick it up it can be sent to me by post or fax or email. (This may of course raise other questions: "What would an angel look like and do?" or “How can you possibly represent something like this?”). Over fifty artists responded to this theme, reflecting diverse range of mediums from printmaking, collage, photography, works on paper, painting, cut-outs to mixed media.
Tony Godfrey (born 1951 in Zeals, England) moved to Singapore in 2009. From 1989 to 2012 he worked at Sotheby’s Institute and at several art schools. He is the author of six books and many essays. Godfrey is currently the Director of Exhibitions at Equator Art Projects.
Boo Sze Yang, Heman Chong, Filip Gudovic, Lawrence Liu, Alan Oei, Milenko Prvacki, Jeremy Sharma, Tan Guo-Liang, Bridget Tay, Willy Tay, Ian Woo, Raymond Yap, Zhao Renhui
Arahmaiani, Ay Tjoe Christine, M. Fatchi Baraja, Heri Dono, Uji “Hahan” Handoko, Indieguerillas, Zusfa Roihan, Ivan Sagito, Aminuddin Siregar, Andre Tanama, Bambang "Toko" Witjaksono
Lyle Buencamino, Zean Cabangis, Annie Cabigting, Mariano Ching, Lena Cobangbang, Nona Garcia, Geraldine Javier, Mark Justiniani, Joy Mallari, Keiye Miranda, Elaine Navas, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Arturo Sanchez Jr., Yasmin Sison, Wire Tuazon, MM Yu, Maria Jeona Zoleta
Lucas van Leyden
Graça Pereira Coutinho
Sian Bowen, Maria Chevska, Dennis de Caires, Jeffrey Dennis, Heloise Godfrey-Talbot, Louise Hopkins, Phil Power, Estelle Thompson
Jonathan Lasker, David Reed
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