Our objectives of seeding new ideas, new audiences, and new collaborations guide the exhibitions we pursue. Working closely with artists to push their practices towards new directions, we are able to support their explorations with a space to showcase their art works and we also provide curatorial support for off-site exhibitions. At other times, our exhibition space is also used for research-driven shows aimed at creating new audiences for contemporary art and contributing to ongoing discourses and dialogues.
For Ernest Chan, gardens are spaces in which encounters with nature refresh the spirit and provide refuge from existential anxieties. Through paintings and ceramic sculptures, Chan uses the garden as a metaphor that visualises the deep connections between the primal experience of nature, and the restorative effect produced by the work of tending to a garden. In his free and imaginative gardens, threats of poisonous flowers loom ahead, ripe peaches await a caress, and wild mushrooms spread their spores in a borderless fashion, all of which symbolize an emergence of the artist’s longing for the adventure, happiness, and freedom that his inner garden provides.Read more
SEED THE ART SPACE is proud to present STILL, the first solo exhibition of ceramist, Nelson Lim Sang Choon, in Singapore. STILL alludes to a state of balance, where the continuous interplay between order and chaos produces creativity and transformation.
Continuing his artistic explorations of porcelain clay with various materials, Lim’s current series is focused on fabrics as the transient support of the coloured slip before firing. Each crease retains the imprints of the fabrics’ delicate textures, while embedding in their overlapping folds the artist’s spontaneous and free-flowing gestures. The porcelain terrain of each artwork thus becomes an expression of his process of “spontaneous order,” or the artist’s ability to create harmony from randomness through his mastery of material and process.
As We Were presents selected works from the Southeast Asian Contemporary Art collection of Michelangelo and Lourdes Samson.
We acknowledge in the passage of time the inevitability of change. And yet in such contemplations, there is a need to pause in order to recognise these changes. The pandemic seems to have offered us such a pause. Few have been left untouched by grief, loss, and anxiety during these dark days but we have also been given time to reflect on the world we inhabit and the lives we have led. This exhibition is thus offered as a contemplation of how much has changed, and how much still remains the same. As we were. Perhaps as we are still.
SEED is pleased to present Yeo Tze Yang’s (b. 1994, Singapore) solo exhibition, Evening, Once More, at the Substation Gallery from 25 June - 12 July 2021. A self-taught, skilled, and determined painter, Yeo is known for his oil paintings that depict scenes of ordinary life in urban settings. His artworks provide an almost cinematic perspective of the quiet details of daily life, those objects and people in our neighbourhood that might easily slip our attention. In this solo exhibition, Yeo presents his paintings with LED light-boxes which serve to amplify the urban landscapes of his paintings but also create an interesting contrast between these ready-made industrial materials and his hand-painted canvases.
Celebrating the collaborative spirit and artistic vision of multi-disciplinary artist and art educator Gilles Massot, SEED is proud to present this exhibition featuring selected drawings, videos, mixed media works, and photographs from the diverse body of work he created during his four decades of living and working in Singapore.Read more
How do contemporary artists begin to engage with the concept of progress? How has economic development influenced the daily lives of various communities across Southeast Asia? Work-in-Progress is offered as a contemplation on the state of the region as countries strive to provide their citizens with higher standards of living through industrialisation, scientific innovation, urbanisation, and international trade.
The Inaugural Singapore Ceramics Now 2021 (SCN) exhibition in Gillman Barracks aims to make its mark as a visionary platform of contemporary ceramics that surveys the work of 19 Singapore-based artists. Embracing the curatorial theme of “Marking | Making”, the exhibition celebrates the diverse processes, techniques, and artistic ideas within ceramics art in Singapore. Founded and led by Artistic Director, Jason Lim, a renowned Singaporean ceramicist and performance artist, SCN is proudly co-curated by the SEED team.Read more
As part of SEED's ARTIST DIALOGUES RESIDENCY series, photographer Ramesh Ramakrishnan Iyer and painter Joan Marie Kelly have collaborated on Bark & Flesh. This joint-residency exhibition explores interventions between the lives of humans and the lived experiences of trees.Read more
SEED’s inaugural exhibition, 100, featured Singapore artist Ernest Chan Tuck Yew. Breaking away from his printmaking and large-format painting practice, Chan created 100 miniature paintings that document his travels from 1993 to 2019...Read more