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.
“The elements that stir us to make art are flickering moments: a brief flash of recognition, a hint of scent … More
An exhibition by Nicola Anthony, United Kingdom, and Marc Nair, Singapore To mecca, 2016, Nicola Anthony Event info 12 Jan 2017 – 11 Feb 2017 INTERSECTIONS Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198892 Free Admission Intersection is an exhibition about an encounter between poetry and visual art through the work of poet Marc Nair and visual […]
A glimpse into Intersection: A writeup about Call to Prayer, a work in the exhibition. Written by Shireen Marican.
An exhibition by Nicola Anthony, United Kingdom, and Marc Nair, Singapore To mecca, 2016, Nicola Anthony Event info 12 Jan … More