The Two of Them
by Liana Yang | July – September 2015
In this mixed media showcase combining installation with photography, Singaporean artist Liana Yang presented experimental works and ideas fomented during DECK’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence (A.i.R.) programme.
Examining the subtleties, nuances, contradictions and pitfalls of modern romantic relationships, the works seamlessly switch lenses between the personal and the sociological while pushing the boundaries of image creation and representation.
Spread across all three levels of DECK including the exteriors, the exhibition presented three new bodies of work — Drinking Lovers’ Spit (2013), Forever is a Long Time (2014) and Year 0 (2015), as well as an installation specially created for the recent Singapore Night Festival, With Someone Like You.
From Darkness to Light (Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang)
by Abednego Trianto | August – September 2017
In an old Javanese saying, the role of a woman is cooking, dressing and giving birth (masak, macak lan manak). The domesticated role of women is being contested and rewritten in the historiography of the colonised Dutch East Indies and post-colonial Indonesia.
Through deconstruction of Raden Ajeng Kartini’s letter titled “From Darkness to Light” and myths, the model of ‘ideal’ Javanese woman has been uniquely presented through political and social agendas.