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Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger

  • Art
  • Singapore Art Museum, Harbourfront
  1. Installation view of Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘One or Several Tigers’ (2017)
    Photograph: Singapore Art MuseumInstallation view of Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘One or Several Tigers’ (2017)
  2. Installation view of Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘T for Time_ Timepieces’ (2023–ongoing)
    Photograph: Singapore Art MuseumInstallation view of Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘T for Time_ Timepieces’ (2023–ongoing)
  3. Installation view of Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘Hotel Aporia’ (2019)
    Photograph: Singapore Art MuseumInstallation view of Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘Hotel Aporia’ (2019)
  4. Detail view of Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘F for Fold’ (2021)
    Photograph: Singapore Art MuseumDetail view of Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘F for Fold’ (2021)
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Time Out says

In Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger, Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen will showcase eight major installations throughout galleries 1 and 2 at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). Co-organised by SAM and the Art Sonje Center (ASJC), this exhibition marks the first mid-career overview dedicated to Ho's artistic journey spanning the last two decades.

This exhibition traces the footprints of tigers in Asia, from the time they freely roamed the continent to the existential threat of today. Tigers also held varied symbolic meanings across different eras, representing power during the Japanese invasion of Southeast and East Asia and acting as a connection between humans and ancestral memory for the Malays. Through the exploration of tigers, Ho delves into the concept of time, viewing it not as a linear progression but as a multi-dimensional matrix shaped by cultural, ecological, and historical influences.

He shares, “Essentially, T for Time is a collection of many anecdotes about time, and it comes from different historical moments and cultures, but it makes no claim to be universal. In the end, the work still became a subjective work, rooted very much in my specific moment, in my specific trajectory.”

Find out more about the exhibition here.

Mingli Seet
Written by
Mingli Seet

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Address:
Singapore Art Museum
39 Keppel Rd, #01-02
Singapore
089065
Contact:
6697 9730
Price:
Free
Opening hours:
Daily 10am-7pm

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