What makes us call a place our home? Houses are distinct geographical places; a roof above our heads. The allegorical definition of a roof is a shelter, something that protects us and keeps us safe in. It is when we search for a place of comfort and familiarity or attempt to form new meanings and memories of a place that would eventually lead us home. This search for a home is often transitory and transient. Shifting Homes looks at different artists’ perspectives of home. Abstract paintings that appear as boundless landscapes describe these no-where spaces as we try to search for a place to belong. Photographs of concealed spaces that one could make out as skeletons of buildings hold possibilities and dormant memories of a potential home. From whimsical sketches of a travelling mind, dealing with real and imagined spaces that are no less tangible, to an almost voyeuristic documentation of the physical memories of strangers’ homes, this exhibition dwells on the ideas and definitions of home, and perhaps, this delineates our journey towards home. Featuring: Huang Mingrong, Jason Lee, Kathlyn Loke Yi, Natalia Ludmila, Cherie Tan and Yaohui. Curated by Lee Shuxian. 27 April – 25 May at 5footway, 8 Aliwal Street.
Category: Culture Push