Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand – A MULTIDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITION BY QUINN LUM, ADAR NG & LIN SHIAUYU, SEEKS TO PRESENT A DIVERSE RANGE OF MOTHER-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS BY CONFRONTING TRAUMA, MALIGNANCY
AND LOSS.

Featuring works of three Singapore-based Media Artists.

Photo credit: Lin Shiauyu

Singapore, 9 JULY 2019 – Supernormal is pleased to present a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring artworks by three emerging artists and photographers, Quinn Lum, Adar Ng and Lin Shiauyu. Titled ‘Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand’, the exhibition features works that relate to maternal presence by considering domesticity, domicile, discipline, and documentation. By conjuring, in turn, the spectre the mother’s absence and presence, the artists collectively and individually confront trauma, malignancy, loss, and misalignment in each of their final works in search of resolution and regeneration. Supported by the National Arts Council and the National Youth Council, along with Brack as the programme partner, this showcase will run from 1 – 19 August 2016 at Supernormal.

Over a period of eight months, the artists gathered in a collective practice marked by a distinctive porousness between the creative project and the familial relationships it addressed. Their collaboration stretched beyond the bounds of putting on an exhibition together to radically intimate acts of intervening, buffering, surrogating, and holding, subverting the typical notion that art is pursued in isolation. Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand presents a long drawn process towards image and meaning-making, ranging from the performative and conceptual to the documentative and narrative. With individuals working across various art media the works expand the possibilities of a lens-based medium as an art form.
In line with the exhibition, the artists have planned a series of activities with the aim of encouraging compassion and courage as part of art-making, creating more meaningful conversations around it. Sandbox #02, a casual dialogue and discussion about processes of art making in Singapore, will be held on 3 Aug at Supernormal between 4 pm to 6 pm. Local artists such as Alecia Neo and Ong Kian Peng will be present their thoughts and insights. Registered participants are invited to bring along their art portfolio for sharing and discussion. In addition, a workshop session will be conducted on 10 May at Supernormal to invite the participants to undergo a reflective and creative process of understanding oneself via mask making.

Lastly, the artists will hold an artists’ talk on the 17 Aug at Supernormal between 1 pm to 3 pm. The artists’ talk will offer a deeper understanding of the fluid and dynamic collaborative processes between the three artists and how they arrived at the final presentation for the exhibition.

The exhibition features an essay by Brack’s contributing writer, Jill J.Tan.

Event Details

Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand

Dates: 1 to 19 August 2019, 

Tues – Sun: 12pm to 7pm (except public holidays)

Admission is free

Exhibition Venue

Supernormal 

101 Desker Rd, Singapore 209623

For media enquiries, please contact: 

Adar Ng
adarng.a.q@gmail.com
Quinn Lum
quinnlumfuloong@gmail.com

https://www.instagram.com/bite_hold_release/

Exhibition Partners:

Supernormal and Brack