NPE Art Residency is pleased to invite you to Nandita Mukand and Inessa Kalabekova’s joint exhibition, Ethno-city!
“Our lives are part and parcel of small and large scale milieus and historical shifts coloring our every experience,” shares Joao Biehl from Princeton University in an appropriate age where cultures amalgamate and transcience is a constant.
Concerned with how urbanization with its attendant lifestyle choices continously changes us as individuals and transforms the collective psyche of our world, Nandita Mukand fashions urban materials into organic forms reminiscent of organic growth and decay. Attempting to connect with the experience that she gets from nature, she manipulates material to evoke visceral responses that enables us to question the betweens of the natural and urban. Commenting on the extraordinary Peranakan culture, Inessa K narrates this folklore through the western lens of a curious juvenile. Her magical tales are a reflection of the city’s mish-mash of culture, which is also evident in the multi-language home of Inessa. Her deliberate stir between fictional stories and anthropology also depicts the desires and curiousities beneath the political and material constraints of a transient world.
Ethno-city is an adventure into the temporal voyage of the metropolitan. It is interested in the products of culture, the frictions between differences and the tension between nature and urbanization.
Opening Reception: 4th July 2019, 630pm
Address: NPE Gallery (Level 2), 39 - 41 Kallang Place, Singapore 339169