'Intersection Exhibition– Yangon, March 23 – April 8'
Published March 2018
Intersection: an interweaving of poetry and visual art as seen through the work of visual artist Nicola Anthony and poet Marc Nair.
The work which has taken five years to create is a collaboration between the two artists of memories and impressions of three cities Yangon, London, and Singapore. It is an architectural memory map of these cities. The artists engaged in extensive field research in each of the countries in order to produce the work. An exhibition consisting of installation works, sculptures, poems and drawings, Intersection is a continual “work in progress” for the artists. It was originally exhibited in 2017 in Singapore. Through this work, they endeavour to “express the secret links which bind personal and national stories”. In doing so, they show how “a universal dimension exists in any personal experience, transcending time and space”. Nicola’s artwork incorporates and reflects Marc’s poems and his poems evolve in response to Nicola’s artworks.
Intersection (Yangon) Exhibition Myanm/art Gallery, 3rd Floor, 98 Bo Galay Zay Street, Yangon, Myanmar Opening reception: 23 March, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Exhibition continues: 23 March – 8 April Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 7:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 – 5:00 pm An evening of poetry and art by the artists in collaboration with leading Myanmar poets will be held on 24 March from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.
Simultaneous Showcase in Singapore Intersections Gallery, Kampong Glam Intersection is presented in partnership with Intersections Gallery in Singapore, a supporter of the arts in Singapore, Myanmar and beyond. Last year, the debut Intersection exhibition took place at Intersections Gallery. This time, Intersections Gallery is supporting the Myanmar showcase within Singapore by exhibiting some exclusive artworks from the Intersection series at their space on Kandahar Street, Kampong Glam. 12 March – 8 April.Nicola Anthony, Hollowed in all manner of conclusions, 2016, incense burned calligraphy paper and inkWatch them on Facebook Live. Artist biographies Marc Nair is a poet, musician and photographer from Singapore. A graduate of the National University of Singapore where he majored in English and literature. “A seasoned poetry slammer” in 2016, Marc won 2016 Young Artist Award. Over the last decade, he performed spoken word in more than ten countries, representing Singapore in international poetry slam competitions. He is a founding member of local spoken word troupe, Party Action People. As a TedXSingapore speaker he has worked with Nespresso, Costa Coffee, Perrier Jouet, AWARE and BURO 24/7. He has released two spoken word albums with his band, Neon and Wonder, and has collaborated with well-known Singapore musicians such as Bani Haykal, weish and Tim De Cotta.Nicola Anthony is an International British Artist who has been based in Singapore for several years. Born in London, she studied at University of the Arts London (CSM) and Loughborough University. She was recently shortlisted for Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2018. Her most recent solo exhibition, Human Archive Project, was commissioned by Singapore Art Museum. Prior to that was Intersection, a solo show created during her time as artist-in-residence the NPE Art Residency. Here she received National Art Council Singapore funding to exhibit in Singapore 2017 and Myanmar 2018. Her traveling sculpture Great Soul has been shown at the Kuala Lumpur Art Biennale, National Art Gallery in Malaysia, Vargas Museum in Manila, the Aceh Tsunami Museum in Indonesia, and Oil Art Space in Hong Kong. Nicola has exhibited all over the world from the Serpentine Gallery Project Space (London), the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (USA), Shinjuku Creators Fiesta (Tokyo), & featured in shows around Asia and Europe. “Nicola’s artwork is an assemblage of ethereal moments. She focuses her research on untold stories, social memory, oral histories, and the process of capturing fleeting moments”.