[Artist Talk] Donna Ong on Five Trees Make a Forest

*Limited to 30pax.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Five Trees Make A Forest, NUS Museum presents a walk-through with artist Donna Ong. Her interest is in the history of how tropics are "tropicalised" in colonial image-making. Prompted by an ongoing research into 18th - 19th century materials - books, manuscripts, excerpts from diaries and news clippings - the artist's practice unravels and indexes pictorial elements that persist to constitute as a tropical landscape post-Empire. This further inquiries into how the tropical is performed in the imagination of the contemporary subject and in ways where the modern forest becomes a constructed motif.

This event coincides with the Asia Research Institute's Symposium Hard State, Soft City: The Urban Imaginative Field in Singapore held at the NUS Museum on 17 March 2016.

For more details on the symposium, please click here.

About the artist
Donna Ong (b. 1978) is an installation artist from Singapore known for her environments made from furniture, found objects and original artwork. She has exhibited her work locally and overseas. Her recent exhibitions include My Forest Has No Name in Fost Gallery (Singapore), After Utopia in Singapore Art Museum and The Mechanical Corps in Hartware MedienKunstVerein (Germany).

In 2009, she received the National Art Council's Young Artist Award and People's Choice award for the President's Young Talent Competition. Ong graduated with degrees in Fine Art and Architecture from Goldsmith College (London) and University College London.
Event Timeline
Thu Mar 17, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
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[Artist Talk] Five Trees Make A Forest (Thurs, 17 Mar, 6pm)
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