On Time, guest curated by Marc Gloede, features new works by four Singaporean artists: Adeline Kueh, Jason Lim, Ian Woo and Zul Mahmod; these artists took part in a residency with STPI one after the other in 2021. In a unique move, the exhibition’s layout will be altered routinely for the duration of the show, thus presenting fresh iterations of the presentation.
On Time inspects the role of time in the artists’ production period during their STPI residency, as well as the experience of time during and of an exhibition. The range of works on view spans print to sculpture, relief to installation, and address the impact of time on manifold levels. They invite the audience to encounter and reflect on the facet of time that is most obviously embedded in the artworks: the time of production. They further consider the role of the audience’s engagement and ask: how much time are we spending with each work and how might our perception of it change over time?
In its complexity as an exhibition, On Time also asks how experience is related to duration. It rejects the idea of a static presentation and replaces this with a mode of continuous alteration. It challenges the viewers to face their own pre-conceived ideas of time. Lastly, it invites audiences to continuously come back and renegotiate expectations, perceptions and their own memories of former experiences. In thinking about time through the exhibition and its algamation of processes, we invite you to visit STPI throughout the four weeks to experience time with us.
This catalogue contains an essay by Marc Gloede, and contributions by the artists.