Imagined HOME(LAND) is Malaysian artist Phuan Thai Meng’s latest exhibition.
The works comprise paintings, photography, and drawings that resemble maps..
They are said to explore new possibilities to rethink ideas about nationality, ethnicity, and social structures beyond the boundaries that we take for granted.
The gallery’s press release says that, “Boundaries exist everywhere in our daily life, demarcating our understanding of nationality, ethnicity, and ways of life.”
It adds: “They can be physical or mental, but wherever these boundaries make their marks, differences, conflicts, and misunderstandings arise."
Phuan is said to attempt to "trace and interrogate" the factors that have led to this divisiveness, which ironically, is in contradiction to globalisation and the fluidity of identities today.