SEA STATE, commissioned for the Singapore Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale by artist Charles Lim Yi Yong and curated by Shabbir Hussain Mustafa will be presented at NTU CCA, Singapore from now to 10 July 2016. For over a decade, Lim’s ongoing project, SEA STATE examines the biophysical, political and psychic contours of Singapore through the visible and invisible lenses of the sea. SEA STATE is an indepth inquiry by an artist that scrutinises both man-made systems, opening new perspectives on our everyday surroundings – from unseen landscapes and disappearing islands to the imaginary boundaries of a future landmass.
The exhibition at NTU CCA Singapore is the first significant gathering of the various critically acclaimed components of the project since it stated in 2005. In addition to the works exhibited at the Singapore Pavillion – the exhibition in Singapore will extend by the photographic series inside/outside (2005), part of SEA STATE 1, and the short film all the lines flow out which received a Special Mention at the 68th Venice Film Festival in 2011 – making Lim the first Singaporean to be honoured at the festival.
When: Now to 10 July 2016
Where: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks