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August 20, 2019
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until September 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, 27 July 2019, 5-7pm
Curated by Rafi Abdullah, featuring the work of Stephanie Comilang (CAN), Fyerool Darma (SGP), Agan Harahap (IDN), Takuji Kogo (JPN), Tristan Lim (SGP), Michael Lindeman (AUS), and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran (AUS).
Poor Imagination borrows its title from artist and writer Hito Steyerl’s term: the ‘poor image’. The ‘poor image’ is characterized as having an atrocious quality which deteriorates as it is distributed, an image that is readily and easily accessible. It is dormant debris in the landscape of excessive image production. Comprised of ceramics, paintings, photographic prints and new-media works, the exhibition features seven artists whose works — whether overtly or covertly — employ the ‘poor image’ or embody its characteristics. The exhibition is an allusion to the autonomy and agency that the ‘poor image’ offers, and a mediation of the plausible imaginations that they propose.