Moses Tan: Served with a side of cheek

12 Oct 2022

Moses Tan presents a solo exhibition, Served with a side of cheek, a series of disavowals and autotheory. Surrounding concepts of radical botany, queer failure, time and inhumanisms, they are read as footnotes and annotations challenging theoretical frameworks.

The show features botanical forms addressing ecological notions as an accompanying book navigates fiction, theory, failure and autobiography. Additionally the video work presented in the show serves as a form of a navigational route through a treacherous journey of speculations, abstractions and grievances.

In conjunction with the installation, Served with a side of cheek: A monologue is an activation extracting concepts from the aforementioned exhibition and presents disarray of allegories, narration and solitude. Each performance will be a solitary experience lasting 20 minutes with preparation of food for the activation. Registration is free and can be done through the link here.

Moses Tan (b. 1986) is a Singapore-based artist whose work explores histories that intersect with queer theory and politics while looking at melancholia and shame as points of departure. Working with sculpture, drawing, video and installation, his interest lies in the use of subtlety and codes in the articulation of narratives.

Tan graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a BA(Hons) in Fine Arts and has shown in Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Turkey and the United States. He was awarded the Noise Singapore Award for Art and Design in 2014, and the LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence in 2016.

Served with a side of cheek will be showcased from 14 October to 25 November 2022 at 5 Coleman St, Excelsior Shopping Centre, B1-07, Singapore.