Art exhibition in Singapore: Aloft at Hermès presents 'Some Other Matter' by Indonesian artist Irfan Hendrian
Paper has become such a staple part of our stale corporate environments that we have long forgotten the value and romanticism behind the material. Bandung-based artist Irfan Hendrian's latest exhibition 'Some Other Matter' at Aloft at Hermès seeks to change that perception.
The graphic designer and industrial printmaker — who works with paper as his main medium — profoundly explores the shape-shifting potential of paper through various forms of construction materials: disguised within a terracotta brick clutter, stacked concrete cinderblocks, and wheatpasted construction boarding.
In fact, paper holds a particular resonance in Bandung. The once-thriving newspaper centre is now littered with obsolete publishing houses and abandoned industrial print factories. Hendrian has worked with the medium's versatile properties to suggest the city's resilience.
'Some Other Matter' by Irfan Hendrian runs from 1 August 2019 to 13 October 2019 at Aloft at Hermès, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers.
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