Singapore - Exhibition

Sous la lune / Beneath the moon

Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

12 Dec 201503 Feb 2016

Palais de Tokyo has joined with the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore to present in Singapore the exhibition “Sous la lune / Beneath the moon”.  

The exhibition presents major works by 11 artists from Southeast Asia and France: Aung Ko, Hicham Berrada, Ade Darmawan, Marguerite Humeau, Dusadee Huntrakul, Emmanuelle Lainé, Lou Lim, Oanh Phi Phi, Vivien Roubaud, Yee I-Lann and Raphaël Zarka.

“Sous la lune / Beneath the moon” thus creates a dialogue between emerging Southeast Asian artists and young French artists through both new productions and existing works, with a view to favouring exchanges about the personal creative processes of each artist in the show, while also transcending the peculiarities of their original cultural environment.

Key works in the exhibition include sculptures by Filipina artist Lou Lim that comprise literal cut-out pieces from her family home, exposing the boundary between private and public spaces, as well as an installation by French artist Marguerite Humeau that investigates mortality and eternal life through an exploration of ancient Egypt. The jarring yellow walls of the installation are infused with the yellow venom of the Black Mamba, and Humeau has re-constructed the vocal organs and voice of Cleopatra through 3D digital technology, which can be heard in the rhythmic singing above the work.

Curated by Khairuddin Hori, Deputy Director of Artistic Programming at Palais de Tokyo, the exhibition explores the mysterious, complex and multi-layered nature of aesthetic experience through immersive artworks and installations in a range of media.

Rather than try to represent respective current artistic landscapes, the aim of the exhibition is to organize encounters between artists from opposing parts of the globe, whose work may be recognized in their native countries, but remains unknown on the other side of the world.

The exhibition is a co-production Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore / LASALLE College of Arts, presented under the aegis of the “Emerging Talents in Emerging Countries” programme, which is initiated with the Total Corporate Foundation. 

  • Oanh Phi Phi, Mapa mundi (detail), 2015, sơn mài (lacquer) on wood panel. © Courtesy the artistOanh Phi Phi, Mapa mundi (detail), 2015, sơn mài (lacquer) on wood panel. © Courtesy the artist

Related Artists

Aung Ko

Hicham Berrada


Ade Darmawan

Marguerite Humeau

Dusadee Huntrakul

Emmanuelle Lainé

Lou Lim

Phi Phi Oanh

Vivien Roubaud

Yee I-Lann

Raphaël Zarka


Khairuddin Hori

Special Events

Destination: Singapore
Where: Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
Type: Opening
Admission: Free
Destination: Singapore
Where: Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: RSVP
Led by curator Khairuddin Hori in the presence of Jean de Loisy, President of Palais de Tokyo
Destination: Singapore
Where: Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
Type: Performance
Admission: Free

Performing the moon: three “live art” events by Paris-based artists Marie-Luce Nadal, Hicham Berrada, and Raphaël Zarka, with the participation of international professional and local skateboarders.

Contacts & Details

tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm




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