Suspended in mid-air, three delicate paper sculptures strike an ethereal image with intricate shadows cast on the wall behind. Boat-like in shape, with strings attached from the body to the elegantly curved neck, Humming History, Paper Notes, and Arpeggio by artist Nicola Anthony take as their inspiration the traditional court instrument of Burma (as Myanmar was known in ancient times): the saung, a harp carved from the root of a tree and strung with silk.
PRESS RELEASE: 7 March 2018 Exhibition opening 23rd March at Myanm/art Gallery, Yangon: Intersection An encounter between poetry and … More
Intersection is an exhibition of poetry and visual art by Singaporean poet Marc Nair and visual artist Nicola Anthony. The work maps an architecture of memory at the junction of three diverse cities: Yangon, London, and Singapore.
The exhibition is travelling to Yangon this March, and has been five years in the making. Both artists journeyed to each city to engage in field research, resulting in the initial body of work which debuted in 2017. Intersection, though, is a work in progress, and new work will be created on site at Myanm/art Gallery.
Nicola’s artworks reflect and even embed Marc’s poems and, in turn, the poems evolve in response to Nicola’s artworks. Best experienced as a creative dialogue, the exhibition consists of installation works, sculptures, poems and drawings. A limited edition artist book has also been published. Printed using a risograph technique, it lends the pages the exquisite feel of handmade screen prints.
Today I will share with you an interesting historical fact (plus a couple of interesting tangents). It’s not a religious … More
A swirling tangle of timeline… Earlier this year there was a moment which made my senses tingle as I saw … More
“The elements that stir us to make art are flickering moments: a brief flash of recognition, a hint of scent … More
Exploring After Oud in depth – The collection of little kinetic glass jar sculptures in the latest Intersection exhibition.
Gotong Royong is a twisting, turning, tumbling, kinetic artwork, in which letters and words spill like loose sand. I am extremely proud … More
A glimpse into Intersection: A writeup about Call to Prayer, a work in the exhibition. Written by Shireen Marican.