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(SINGAPORE) It’s been an intense year of isolation, uncertainty, and also reflection. Never fear : there’s an art and mental exhibition for that.
2020 has been a rough patch for each and everyone of us. The ThisConnect: Threading Worlds exhibition is an attempt to re-focus our attention on the beauty and power of connections between people.
ThisConnect : Threading The World Art and Mental Health Exhibition
Featuring 7 bodies of work, we explore the different dimensions of human connection. The works meditate on the stories of pain, loss and vulnerability that are too often unheard and unsaid. A multi-disciplinary art exhibition examines the different dimensions of the human connection, the works reflect upon the subtle dynamics and invisible forces that cause a rift between our internal worlds and external expression. Through the documentation of performative, instructional and participatory art, the artists and participants individually and collectively came together to share, to discuss, to feel and to heal. Through a group effort where safe spaces were created for them to look inwards, participants could confront their personal truths and difficult emotions. The pieces in this exhibition reflect courage, love, and the immense power a person can have when they return to their authenticity and innocence once again.
Meditating on stories of personal truths; from pain, loss, vulnerability that are too often unheard and unsaid of. The pieces in this exhibition reflect courage, love, and the immense power a person can have when they return to their authenticity and innocence once again. In a year of intense isolation and distance, Th message is this: “genuine connection knows no boundaries“.
The works challenge the audience members to think about these questions:
- Beneath the hustle and bustle of city life, what is the rhythm that really moves us?
- Beneath the elaborate sights and sounds we construct, what stories do we really want to tell?
- Beneath the fragile harmony we hold, what is the void that exists between, and within us?
ThisConnect wants to raise awareness on mental health, emotional wellness, and suicide prevention. Through art and conscious conversations, we aim to reshape and redefine our understanding of mental health and emotional wellness by unpacking the social stigmas of what is and what is not – beyond just the label. We want to address and re-educate the core of the issue, from the individual to the collective.
Details of The Exhibition
Venue: 1 Neil Road, #03-02 (Main Entrance), Singapore 088840 (Former Jinrikisha Station)
Date: 17 Dec 2020 – 30 Jan 2021
Time: Opens daily 12pm to 9pm
Open to Public. Free Entry.
Satellite Venues :
3 other satellite venues where selected works will be showcased in Singapore includes:
- Temasek Shophouse (17 Dec – 17 Jan)
- library@orchard (2 Jan – 8 Feb)
- Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre (2 Jan – 8 Feb)
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