1. Khairulddin Wahab
    Photograph: Khairulddin Wahab
  2. Khairulddin Wahab
    Photograph: Khairulddin Wahab
  • Art

The Word for World is Forest

Dewi Nurjuwita

Time Out says

Get acquainted with the works of Singapore-born artist Khairulddin Wahab. Curated by Syed Muhd Hafiz, the exhibition will be held at Cuturi Gallery from 21 August to 12 September 2021.  

But first, find out more about the artist himself, Khairulddin Wahab. His practice is informed by anthropogenic histories of the Southeast Asian archipelago. Referencing material that spans anthropology, environmental history, spirituality, and the occult. Khairulddin won the top prize in the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) competition. He's also participated in various group exhibitions, both in Singapore and around the region, including the prestigious Biennale Jogja in 2019. 

The exhibition title, The Word for World is Forest, is inspired by the 1972 novel of the same title by American science fiction writer Ursula K. Cuturi Gallery will showcase new paintings produced over the past two years as Khairulddin continues his momentum after winning the top prize in the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) competition. 

Alongside his artworks, there will be an exhibition publication featuring essays from the curator and Tony O’Dempsey, an environmental consultant involved in fieldwork and analysis in support of Environmental Impact Studies in Singapore. 

The Word for World is Forest runs from August 21 to September 12 at 61 Aliwal Street. Admission is free.


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