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Wishful Images: When Microhistories Take Form

May 16

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 25, 2021

Free

Wishful Images: When Microhistories Take Form explores the impact of contemporary geopolitical realities recapitulated under the Asian Cold War through a re-historicisation of the past into the present. Together with five artists whose artistic practices question the governmentality between the lived and the non-living — Lucy Davis, Kao Chung-Li, Kuniyoshi Kazuo, Nguyễn Trinh Thi, and Aya Rodriguez-Izumi — Wishful Images resembles a collective attempt to relate lesser-known historical events through the persistent efforts of artists, recounted and re-articulated in various forms and mediums. Featuring artist films, experimental animations, photographs, prints, audio, and archival documents, each artistic inquiry illuminates how Cold War politics materialise as aesthetic processes under their respective geopolitical conditions. Taking its cue from Ernst Bloch’s concept of wishful images, the exhibition examines a constellation of unrealised possibilities, in which history, images, and politics triangulate.

Details

Date:
May 16
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://nus.edu/3eodilW

Venue

NUS Museum
50 Kent Ridge Crescent National University of Singapore
Singapore, 119279 Singapore
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Phone:
65168817
Website:
museum.nus.edu.sg