Sunday, June 17, 2007

Picturing Relations: Simryn Gill & Tino Djumini

Picturing Relations is a concurrent exhibition by two different photographers. Simryn Gill photographs people's living rooms without the people in West Malaysia. Tino Djumini takes portraits of families in their houses. Both photographers are in their own way exploring the meaning of identity and ownership. The two series of images were conceptualised and executed independently, but the curator who decided to put the collections together is great. The images, both documentary in nature, invites the viewer to explore the lives of others and makes the viewer reflect on their own lives. This not eye-candy, but thought provoking work. Highly recommended viewing.

NUS Museum, 11 May to 15 July 2007

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