Paradise Lost

Dublin Core

Title

Paradise Lost

Description

Paradise Lost is NTU CCA Singapore’s inaugural exhibition, curated by Ute Meta Bauer (Founding Director) and Anca Rujoiu (Curator for Exhibitions). Conceived as a constellation of three artistic productions that together explore narratives of travel and migration, place and displacement, the personal intertwined with colonial history, Paradise Lost introduces an imaginary Asia — Asia as a space of projections and desires stemming from an experience of dislocation and asynchronicity.

The exhibition juxtaposed trans-generational perspectives, bringing together three major installations of moving image: Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989) by Trinh T. Minh-ha, Yellow Patch (2011) by Zarina Bhimji and Disorient (2009) by Fiona Tan.

While all three artists are of Asian descent, their education and artistic practice unfolded in Europe and the U.S., gaining international exposure from there. Paradise Lost marked the first time these works were shown in Asia in an exhibition context.

Coverage

Exhibition Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Paradise Lost explores narratives of travel and migration, place and displacement, the personal intertwined with colonial history, and introduces an imaginary Asia as a space of projections and desires.

Exhibition Mode

Exhibition Space

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Exhibition Start Date

2014-01-18

Exhibition End Date

2014-03-30

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

Paradise Lost, 18 January – 30 March 2014, Exhibition view.
Paradise Lost, 18 January – 30 March 2014, Exhibition view.
Paradise Lost, 18 January – 30 March 2014, Installation view: Zarini Bhimji, Yellow Patch (2011).
Paradise Lost, 18 January – 30 March 2014, Installation view: Zarini Bhimji, Yellow Patch (2011).
Paradise Lost, 18 January – 30 March 2014, Installation view: Fiona Tan, Disorient (2009).
Paradise Lost, 18 January – 30 March 2014, Installation view: Fiona Tan, Disorient (2009).
Paradise Lost, 18 January – 30 March 2014, Installation view: Trinh T. Minh-ha, Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989).
Paradise Lost, 18 January – 30 March 2014, Installation view: Trinh T. Minh-ha, Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989).

Collection

Citation

“Paradise Lost,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/20.