Hello/ enter

Divaagar (SG) & Ryosuke Tanaka (TYO)

  • Thu, Jan 09 - Thu, Jan 16 2020
    Open on weekends
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm (Closed on 1/13)
  • Opening Reception
    Thu, Jan 9, 19:00–21:30
  • Free entrance

UltraSuperNew Gallery in Tokyo and Singapore are proud to present their first inter-gallery collaborative exhibition, Hello /enter.

In effort to aid local artists in building networks outside of the country, UltraSuperNew Gallery has initiated the programme Hello /enter. This programme sees us further leveraging on the relationship of our two sister galleries in Tokyo and Singapore. It enables gallery coordinators to help connect local artists with each other across countries – a feat that would have been left up to chance. In the eight-week programme, artists will only be given public, digital information of each other (e.g. online portfolios, email addresses) and will have to reach out to each other through the Internet. At the end of the programme, artists will have to create at least one work in collaboration with each other and individual documentation of the entire programme. These will be showcased in both galleries during the exhibition that opens on 9th January 2020 and runs till 16th January 2020.

The first of its kind, the exhibition is an experimentation on collaboration of not only by the artists but also the galleries as well. This iteration of Hello /enter finds the artists exploring connections and connectivity through digital, physical and emotional distance. In combining both their practice, they utilise both site-installations and video installations in this exhibition. Taking their island countries as departure, the artists form and inform their works through what stands between them: the sky and the sea.

Artist Profiles

Divaagar (SG)

Divaagar (b.1992) is a visual artist whose practice explores the relationships between desires and spaces through installation, space-making and performance. He works at the intersections of bodies, identities and environments, proposing alternative economies and ecologies through engaging with localities, methods of display and re-routing gazes.

Ryosuke Tanaka (TYO)

Tanaka (b. 1990) is a visual artist exploring notions of ‘I in society’. Believing that people in society are not ‘others’ but ‘I’, Tanaka uses video, installations, and performances to undo how society and history changes ‘I’ into the passive existence of ‘others’. By doing so, he aims to express emotions and possible characteristics of ‘I in society’ for himself to live more actively.