Back to where we’ve never been is Singaporean artist Melissa Tan’s first exhibition in Malaysia.
The exhibition comprises 16 mixed-media sculptures that document various construction sites across the Malaysian causeway; taking form within Singapore.
Influenced by the constant "reparation works" in her home country, the artworks are said to reflect Tan’s sentiment of treading on foreign ground in familiar territory.
According to the gallery’s press release, “These pathways that appear unblemished would reveal signs of weathering only upon close scrutiny. The efficient upgrading exercise undertaken by the island’s infrastructure is so thorough that it borders the extent of being self-regenerative.”
The construction of these sculptures is said to examine the erosive power of constant rejuvenation and the brief and forgotten journey that it undertakes
Melissa Tan’s recent works were featured in An Atlas of Mirrors as part of the Singapore Biennale in 2016.
The exhibition opens on May 24 at 8pm.