Part of Fyerool Darma’s residency has been dedicated to Vivarium (wii fl∞w w/ l4if but t4k£ ø forms, ♥), a durational artistic exercise commissioned for The Vitrine, NTU CCA Singapore’s smallest “space of the the curatorial”. Evolving through four different accretions,Vivarium encapsulates the artist’s movements and encounters around Telok Blangah and it refracts histories and myths of the area as well as scenarios of its future development. Fyerool will unravel influences, thoughts, collaborations, and reverberations behind the making of Vivarium and reflect upon the vibrational threads that circulate in the recent evolution of his practice.
This session will take place in the artist’s studio.
Fyerool Darma (b. 1987, Singapore) interrogates and complicates the cultural consumption of history and myth in relation to contemporary markers of identity and class. His artefacts are based on an extensive visual vocabulary drawn from popular culture, literature, archives, the internet, and his own life. Recent solo exhibitions include Sunny, your smile ease the pain, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2019) and the long-term research project After Ballads, NUS Museum, Singapore (2017-18).He has exhibited in group exhibitions such as As the West Slept, Silver Art Projects, New York, United States; 900mdpl: Ghosts of a Thousand Conversations, Kaliurang, Indonesia; Lost and found: imagining new worlds, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (all 2019), and An Atlas of Mirrors, Singapore Biennale (2016).
Image: Fyerool Darma, Viva
ri um (wii fl∞w w/ l4if but t4k£ ø forms,♥), 7 December 2019 – 29 March 2020, The Vitrine, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore.