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.