Conceived as a mixed-media sculptural and performative installation by Marylyn Tn and Zarina Muhammad, Apotropaic Texts dives into the use of protective magic, the various (mis)representations of the witch or the nenek kebayan as well as a slew of apotropaic defensive tactics historically used to scare attacking troops; keep dangerous animals at bay; and calm the elements.
This exhibition draws largely from the artists’ respective long-term research, practice and creative bodies of work on ritual magic, gender-based archetypes as well as the culturally nuanced principles of power, protection and sorcery. As part of N.O.W. 2019, Apotropaic Texts intends to be a space for other voices that have been cast out to return and create a collective chant of protest.
ADDRESS: 72 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 239007
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DATE AND TIME
10 Jul 2019, 6.30pm–10pm
11–28 Jul 2019, 11am–7.30pm