Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore
27 July - 8 September 2019
Group exhibition curated by Rafi Abdullah, featuring the work of Stephanie Comilang, Fyerool Darma, Agan Harahap, Takuji Kogo, Tristan Lim, Michael Lindeman and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran
Poor Imagination borrows its title from artist and writer Hito Steyerl's term: the 'poor image'. The 'poor image' is characterised as having an atrocious quality which deteriorates as it is distributed, an image readily and easily accessible. It is dormant debris in the landscape of excessive image production. Comprised of ceramics, paintings, prints and new-media works, the exhibition features seven artists whose work - whether overtly or covertly - employ the 'poor image' or embody its characteristics. The exhibition is an allusion to the autonomy and agency that the 'poor image' offers, mediating the plausible imaginations that they propose.