Skip to content

Art What!: Khairullah Rahim’s Gathering of Flocks at Yavuz Gallery

khairullah

This March, Yavuz Gallery Singapore presents multimedia Singaporean artist Khairullah Rahim in his second solo exhibition with the gallery, Gathering of Flocks. Extending from his recent explorations with objects and communities presented at the Singapore Biennale 2019, Gathering of Flocks presents a new body of assemblages influenced by his daily observations of his everyday urban landscape.

In this iteration, Khairullah’s neighbourhood in Singapore comes into focus. In navigating these domestic, quotidian spaces since relocating to the area in late 2018, the artist has kindled unspoken relationships and developed a new familiarity with his neighbours. In doing so, he inevitably reveals fragments of their private lives and social demographics.

Commonplace objects lining the corridors of his building, including altars and potted plants, act as uncanny gatekeepers of each respective housing unit. Gathering of Flocks sees the artist play with these silhouettes through the assemblage of familiar household items such as furniture parts, laundry pegs and kitchenware. Upon closer inspection, these garish and flamboyant ‘almost-altars’ reveal an array of forms and materials that have been selectively chosen, manipulated, and reconfigured with the deliberate intention to evoke both a sense of congruence and opulence.

The very act of beautifying and transforming these everyday objects also points at the strategic means in which other possibilities to thrive and flourish are carved out and made possible within the fabric of our daily lives.

Gathering of Flocks runs from 28th March to 16th April 2020 at the Yavuz Gallery. For more information, visit their website here

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: