1 April - 14 May
Well placed within the experimental and intimate Commonage basement space will be a series of sculptures by Hannah Lim titled ‘In the Margins’. Lim is a British artist of Chinese-Singaporean descent. Her intricate sculptures merge furniture and calligraphy taking inspiration from both Eastern and Western cultures whilst being recontextualised in a strikingly bold and contemporary style. This culminates in a playful installation containing fantastical yet subversive narratives.
Her works are to “re-imagine and reclaim ideas and designs that are associated with […] problematic colonial undertones” addressing the trends of appropriating Southeast Asian motifs. Historical research plays a significant role in developing the narrative of her works. She has previously citied Orientalism and Chinoiserie techniques, Chinese designs that were redone to fit the Eurocentric market.