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Visage of Violence: A Lecture Conversation with Indira Arumugam and Cera Tan

November 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Sat 4 Nov | 3pm | National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Wing, Level 5, Glass Room | Free, registration required: https://bit.ly/VisageofViolence

Surrounded by the metropolitan landscape of Singapore, “Untitled” by Mumbai artist Shilpa Gupta depicts a dualistic present and invites us to reflect on the visage of power, conflict and violence in everyday life.
In this lecture-conversation, speakers Indira Arumugam and Cera Tan will tap into the complexity of violence from anthropological and philosophical perspectives. Arumugam will question assumptions on violence and analyse how power is exercised in various forms of oppression, while Tan will examine the violence that emerges from games of classification. Unravelling the logic on which these games operate, she will demonstrate how “undecidability” haunts and subverts this logic obtained in the security and maintenance of sovereign borders.
This conversation will be moderated by curator Adele Tan.

About the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commision
This series invites leading international artists to create site-specific installations at the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery, made possible through a gift from Far East Organization. Previous participating artists include Cao Fei, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Danh Vo and Antony Gormley.
For more information on the Commission and upcoming associated programmes, please visit: nationalgallery.sg/ShilpaGupta


November 4, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrew's Rd, #01 – 01,
Singapore, 178957 Singapore
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