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A Most Absurd Guide

  • Art, Contemporary art
  1. A Most Absurd Guide
    Photograph: Dewi Nurjuwita
  2. A Most Absurd Guide
    Photograph: Dewi Nurjuwita
  3. A Most Absurd Guide
    Photograph: Dewi Nurjuwita
  4. A Most Absurd Guide
    Photograph: Dewi Nurjuwita

Time Out says

Mama Magnet is back at it again with another kickass exhibition. "A Most Absurd Guide is an art exhibition that takes visitors through ways in which to navigate the existential dread of a world that’s quite literally on fire," it says in a press release. Head down to the hip Jalan Besar neighbourhood and swing the glass doors open to UltraSuperNew. Catch the works of three artists across Southeast Asia – Krack! Studio (ID), Soika Vomiter (PH) and HelloPigu (SG) – who sprinkle their own essence of bizarre cultural perspectives unique to their region. 

From Yogyakarta, printmaking studio and gallery Krack! presents brand new hand-pulled silkscreen works that double up as life-hack manuals depicting truly ingenious Indonesian logic. Cebu-based artist Soika Vomiter expresses laughter and insanity in their oil paintings of disintegrating caricatures of the self. You'll be acquainted with the artist's signature mongrel character is a product of his childhood. The subjects in his artworks are derived and signified with a sense of humour, juxtaposed with the seriousness of death, environmental destruction, self-deprecation and a pornographic outlook. 

Lastly, Singapore's very own HelloPigu debut their trademark happy-go-lucky character, Pigubao (pork bun) on canvas paintings. This exhibition will mark the first time the character travels out of the realms of digital illustrations and is taking full form by foraying into the physical world with murals and paintings.

Don't take life too seriously. Head on down to the gallery for some ancestral wisdom, irony, atrocities and psychosis.

Dewi Nurjuwita
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