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Contemporary drawing gets its shine in 'Intriguing Uncertainties' at The Parkview Museum Singapore

The Parkview Museum Singapore launched recently its latest art exhibition on contemporary bringing together 42 artists from Europe, Asia, Africa and North & South America.

Curated by Lóránd Hegyi, Artistic Director of The Parkview Museum, "Intriguing Uncertainties" is the second show of a series of thematic exhibitions aimed at exploring the complexity of our existence through an examination of the possible narratives of contemporary art.

The exhibition was inaugurated last September 1, 2018 and is open to the public. It will run until January 5, 2019.

The first stop for the exhibition is The Parkview Museum Singapore, thereafter followed by The Parkview Museum Beijing.

"Intriguing Uncertainties" highlights the significance of the narrative in contemporary art that focuses on singular socio-cultural constellations as well as specific and situational meanings, based on anthropological considerations.

The relational an situational meaning creates a special mental space or an imaginary dimension where viewers are confronted with disturbing improbabilities and uncertainties, and obscure, ambivalent and irrational phenomena that are not just the result of the artistic imagination but components of actual reality that rise from where they are buried to confront us every day.

These uncertainties and phenomena are especially present in our chaotic, unstable and confusing world which is rife with conflict.

The realm of darkness, chaos and fear is part of our anthropological reality and it is the artist’s role to disclose these hidden forces.

The artist, through his radical imagination, elaborates disturbing and destabilizing improbabilities that reflect and shed light on the complexity of human existential experiences and character.

These uncertainties and improbabilities have the power to liberate the viewer’s imagination and invite the viewer to engage more readily with art on an emotional and intellectual level.

Indeed, this was the view of Edmund Burke, a philosopher whose brilliant essay was one of the very first inquiries on the aesthetic power of uncertainties and ‘expressive obscurity’ to free our imagination, create figures and forms of improbability and connections between different realms of experiences.

Two hundred years later, Dennis Oppenheim, whose work is presented in this exhibition, drew the same conclusions as Burke did: he expressed the central role of ‘interior obscurity’ and ‘subterranean energy’ in opening unknown and unimagined connections between different mental systems and emotional terrains.

Oppenheim also emphasized the liberating capacity of uncertainty which originates from the unspeakable, the harrowing, and the obscure as a creative force.

Through the visual narrative of obscurity, uncertainty and improbability, the artists of this exhibition bring the viewers on a journey through the multifaceted nature of human existential experiences and an extremely complex, destabilizing but also intriguing and fascinating poetic universe.

The Parkview Museum Singapore is at 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Level 3 Singapore, 188778

Ruth Barabash, Radu Belcin, Anya Belyat-Giunta, Günter Brus, Davide Cantoni, Guglielmo Castelli, Tony Cragg, Gianni Dessi, Nicolas Dieterlé, Per Dybvig, Barbara Eichhorn, László Fehér, Andrea Fogli, Ugo Giletta, Kerstin Grimm, Erich Gruber, Allison Hawkins, Veronika Holcová, Marine Joatton, Tibor iski Kocsis, Nina Kovacheva, Juul Kraijer, Dirk Lange, Denisa Lehocká, Iris Levasseur, Felice Levini, Christian Lhopital, Peter Martensen, Andrei Molodkin, Alois Mosbacher, Muntean/Rosenblum, Hermann Nitsch, Dennis Oppenheim, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Qiu Zhijie, LászlóLászló Révész, Bernardí Roig, Serse, Barthélémy Toguo, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Tinus Vermeersch, Zeng Fanzhi

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