Dress/Address: Queer Show 2021 — Opening

Wed Oct 20 2021 at 01:00 pm

Grey Projects | Singapore

Grey Projects
Publisher/HostGrey Projects
Dress\/Address: Queer Show 2021 \u2014 Opening
Grey Projects is proud to present 'Dress/Address', an exhibition featuring Yeong Jun Bo, Samuel Xun, Shawna Wu and Shika.
Opening: 20 October 2021, Wednesday, 1-8pm
RSVP* Link: https://forms.gle/zntbz41AG2StN8p99
Exhibition dates: 20 Oct - 20 Nov 2021
Gallery opening hours:
Wed - Fri: 1pm - 7pm
Sat: 1pm - 6pm
Our clothing and other forms of dress are often taken as the externalization of an internally coherent self, the outward manifestation of an inner destiny. Dress/Address features four artists - Yeong Jun Bo, Samuel Xun, Shawna Wu and Shika - each exploring clothing as relational media, the communicative latency that has always existed in textile arts, and the ways in which our dressing are forms of address, which are themselves formative of the relations between one another.
About the artists:
Yeong Jun Bo (he/she/they) is a creative who is a recent graduate from LASALLE College of the Arts with a BA(Hons) in Fashion Media and Industries. Trained in styling and creative direction, their work is heavily underpinned by fashion and social theories. Their research interests include identity and embodiment, stigma, and the affective aspects of dress, especially within the queer community. A community builder at heart, Yeong hopes that through his work, he is able to give a voice to underrepresented communities.

Samuel Xun is a Singaporean multidisciplinary artist and fashion designer that challenges the idea of gender by cross-referencing the hegemonic framework of Singaporean queer identity with Euro-American lineages of camp and the queer aesthetic. His work includes soft-sculpture installation, textiles, graphic art, and fashion design informed by film, culture and personal narratives. His practice is deeply focused on ritualistic and reflective making processes that are aesthetically mediated. Emblematic of his culture, Xun's work questions the boundaries of how queerness invades the national rhetoric through physical representations like the clothed body, material culture, and digital manifestations like social media.
He graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Bachelor in Fashion Design & Textiles. In his final year, he was awarded the Swarovski Innovation Prize (2020) and was nominated for the McNally Award (2020). His work has also been published in VOGUE, The Straits Times, ELLE, Female, Harper’s Bazaar, L’OFFICIEL, MU/SE, MEGA, Nüyou (女友), Mensfolio, and elsewhere. His recent exhibitions include Only Losers Left Alive, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2021), Creative Unions, Bernina Funan, Singapore Art Week (2021), The Foot Beneath the Flowers, NTU ADM Gallery, Singapore (2020), and Flights of Fancy, Art Now, Singapore (2020).

Shawna Wu (b. Singapore) is a New York-based Taiwanese artist who works sensuously with mediums involving the body, textiles and garments. "A dressing is for a wound..." - Her work explores understandings of intimacy, empathy and cultural nuance through reimagined rituals and recontextualised traditional textile making craftsmanship. Her work is often installed in performative and experiential events that give breathing room for beauty, healing and being."
Her work has been worn by Lil Miquela, Kali Uchis, Charli XCX, Tinashe, Mia Kang, Sabrina Claudio, Eartheater, Patia of Patia's Fantasy World, and featured on Vogue, etc. Queer spaces saved her life and her pieces are also regularly worn by many of her friends, lovers, dolls, the gays. To her, the best looks and the most breathtaking people are not in the magazines - instead, they are in the club or on the streets.

Shika is a visual artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, whose work addresses the concerns of trans- and cross-cultural phenomena. Her work mostly deals with GIESO - Gender Identity and Expression, Sexual Orientation and also identity transcending boundaries.
Shika has participated in international exhibitions, such as the Moleskin exhibition Tokyo 2003, Singapore Bienniale 2013, AR-Safe Haven Helsinki programme co-organised by Perpetuum Mobile and HIAP and funded by the City of Helsinki curated by Perpetuum Mobile 2017, TransEuropa Madrid 2017, Kadist and Guangdong Times Museum: “Frequencies of Tradition” 2020/2021.
*In compliance with the safe management measures, we are extending the opening launch of 'Dress/Address' to accommodate more visitors throughout the day. Visitors are required to book a 1-hour slot for their visit. Visitors are advised to limit group sizes to 2 pax and adhere to safe management measures to ensure a safer experience for all.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Grey Projects, 6B Kim Tian Road, Kai Fook Mansion, Singapore, Singapore 169246, Singapore, Singapore


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