Intersection is an exhibition about an encounter between poetry and visual art through the work of poet Marc Nair and visual artist Nicola Anthony. The work maps an architecture of memory at the junction of three diverse cities: Yangon, London, and Singapore.
The exhibition has been five years in the making. Both artists journeyed to each city to engage in field research, resulting in the initial body of work which debuted in 2017. Intersection, though, is a work in progress, and new work will be created on site at Myanm/art Gallery. By comparing cross-sections of neighbourhoods in their home cities of London and Singapore, and exploring Yangon as a completely new city, Marc and Nicola strive to express the secret links which bind personal and national stories. Ultimately they show how a universal dimension exists in any personal experience, transcending time and space. (Read more details below.)
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 – 9:00pm.
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.
About the Intersection project:
Intersection is an artistic map, exploring geographies, names, stories and histories in three cities around the world.
The work investigates collisions of place and meaning in spaces that contain overlapping consistencies; whether it is the vestiges of colonial influence, the relentless march of capitalism, or the stubborn refusal of history to disappear.
Inside these poetic and visual microcosms, contours, fractures of memory and culture cross each other at critical and casual junctions of thought, creating new ways of looking at our inter-connected cities.
The project revolves around London and Singapore, Nicola and Marc’s home territories
respectively, and a third city, Yangon, which is a new space to both. Through this process of triangulation, the Intersection exhibition gives its audience an intimate glimpse into these locations. The artists have journeyed to each of the three nodes, and now the resulting artwork and published book is also touring these three places.