EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore
25 May - 24 June 2018

Opening on Friday, 25 May 2018, 7-9pm

Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by senior Australian artist eX de Medici. eX de Medici's richly ornamented work interrogates the politics of power and gender relations. Working in the demanding medium of watercolour, often on an unusally monumental scale, de Medici's practice engages with politico-economic systems of control and the ways in which there are constructed and distributed through violence. de Medici will present a medium-defying seven-meter-long watercolour from the 2017 series Spies Like Us featuring CCTV encrusted telephone towers, and new "Smithereens" paintings, a series from which the exhibition takes its title. This exhibition extends de Medici's exploration of corporate morality, mass surveillance, data collection and the consequences that accompany the abuse of authority. Art, says de Medici, has no ability to make a difference, but we must raise the alarm. If we don't we are complicit.

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