Albert Einstein as soon as mentioned, “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the identical tree,” as a result of all serve the identical bigger goal of uplifting the lives of human beings. Then, it comes as no shock that Indonesian artist Nana Tedja is tapping into the humanities to present hope and encouragement to individuals.
By means of her upcoming solo exhibition at Gallery 1819 dubbed “By means of Pandemic”, she utilises her reward of making significant artworks as a medium to speak her emotions and ideas whereas residing below the shadows of the pandemic.
There are a number of artwork items which are named after widespread phases which have now change into synonymous with on a regular basis life. These embrace: “Keep dwelling with ❤️”, “Social Distance”, “Care Every Different”, “Vaccine is Happiness” and others.
Take for instance the paintings titled “Care Every Different”, it depicts an imagery of how individuals behave throughout this pandemic. This contains sporting masks when they’re outdoors. And if one is unwell, the individual stays at dwelling. The washing of arms is now a behavior all of us have cultivated throughout this era and being conscious of our environment has change into second nature.
Apart from inspiring viewers, the artist makes use of her physique of labor to chronicle our time throughout this pandemic. From the preliminary phases the place vaccines weren’t available to when vaccines are actually given to a big a part of the inhabitants. Life started to vary and slowly, it blooms once more and the joy is captured by Nana in her portray referred to as “Excellent Stranger”.
“By means of Pandemic” is the exhibition for us to take inventory of what has transpired over the previous two years residing together with the virus. It may be a supply of inspiration and a documentation of how far all of us have come because the starting.
The exhibition occurs from 25 February — 14 March, 2022 at Gallery 1819 (315 Outram Street, Tan Boon Liat Constructing, 02-04/05 Singapore 169074).
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