Tomorrow Is an Island is a project by Artist-in-Residence Jason Wee that ventures into deep time and posits crisis as a frame for knowledge. The project figures forth possible futures based on the current global condition of violent populisms, fatal migrations, securitised fears, and asphyxiated commons as well as it questions the privatisation of public space and how it affects the exchanges between bodies and cities. Responding to these attitudes, Tomorrow Is an Island gathers young artists and writers to look far ahead into the future and imagine a possible handbook for travelling to tomorrow.
Jason Wee (b. 1979, Singapore) lives and works in Singapore and New York. His practice is concerned with hollowing out singular authority in favour of polyphony. He transforms singular histories and spaces into various visual and written materials with particular attention to architecture, idealism, and unexplored futures. Wee is the founder and director of Grey Projects, an artists’ space, library, and residency programme that focuses on emerging artists, experimental curatorial practices, new forms of writing, and design propositions. He is editor of the poetry journal Softblow.
His work has been included in group shows at the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, United States; Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. He has been Artist-in-Residence at Artspace, Sydney, Australia; Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan; Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan-si, South Korea. He received the 2008 Young Artist Award for visual arts in Singapore and has been Studio Fellow in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
Image credit: Courtesy Jason Wee.