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Breaking away from history

Published on Aug 28, 2014 6:38 PM
Artist Jason Lim and curator of the show Daniela Beltrani with works from the exhibition. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Familiar to art lovers as a ceramicist and performance artist, Singaporean Jason Lim has instead chosen to focus on photographs for his latest solo show. The move marks a first in his artistic practice, which spans more than 20 years.

Photography, however, is not alien to his body of art.

The 33 photographic prints on display at Gajah Gallery in Hill Street are drawn from his personal performance art archive and photographed during his performances between 2009 and last year.

Among the enigmatic images is a snapshot from his performance, Duet With Light (2012), Venice, in which his face is partially illuminated by burning candles melting onto his fingertips. The piece is part of his Duet series, which explores the essence of material, such as light and threads, through durational performances.

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Where: Gajah Gallery, 140 Hill Street, 01-08

When: Till Sept 5, 11am to 7pm (weekday), noon to 6pm (weekend), with a talk by the artist and a tour by the curator on Saturday from 2.30 to 4pm

Admission: Free