The Call Of The Sea

Art, Contemporary art
Kumari Nahappan
Photograph: Kumari Nahappan

Time Out says

A group of female artists from Singapore and France are coming together at the Selegie Arts Centre for a special exhibition this January. Titled The Call Of The Sea, it showcases more than 40 artworks from Kumari Nahappan, Charlotte De Charentenay, Lavender Chang, Helene Le Chatelier, Delphine Rama, Laur Meyrieux, Lilia Yip, Linette Cajou, Mona Choo, Anne Severyns, Fanny Ozda and Chloe Severyns. The exhibition features a series of artworks curated by Marina Oechsner de Coninck and reveals the experimental stories of the 12 women in art during the circuit breaker last year. 

One of the exhibition's most exciting highlight is The Floating Rays of a Wanderer by female sculptor Kumari Nahappan. She is also one of the most renowned female sculptors in South East Asia, with an artistic journey than spans more than three decades. Her repertoire includes an extensive body of works, including paintings, sculptures and installations which have been exhibited internationally. From her massive nutmeg sculpture outside ION Orchard in 2009 to red saga seeds outside the Asian Civilisation Museum, Kumari's works are definitely prominent in Singapore. 

Additionally, three of the artists – Lilia Yip, Laur Meyrieux and Linette Cajou – will be showing their works for the first time in Singapore; while Lavender Chang, Delphine Rama and Helene Le Chatelier are already represented by established galleries in Singapore. 

"The experience of collaborating together during the pandemic has lead us to define a perimeter for our workspace, to trust each other from distance, to collaborate in inclusion & synergy modes and to acknowledge our unique talent as creative," a statement in the press release states. 

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