Aloft at Hermès exhibitions, 2008–2016

22 May 2008
28 Oct 2016
Yeondoo Jung
Yeondoo Jung, installation view of "Ordinary Paradise", 2010 © Edward Hendricks
Dawn Ng
Dawn Ng, installation view of "How to disappear into a rainbow", 2016 © Masao Nishikawa
Flavia Da Rin
Flavia Da Rin, installation view of "Discovery and Journey, des mondes imaginaires", 2008 © Edward Hendricks
Heman Chong
Heman Chong, installation view of "The End Depends On The Beginning...", 2008 © Edward Hendricks
Stanley Wong
Stanley Wong, installation view of "Show Flat 04", 2013 © Edward Hendricks
Opened in Singapore in 2007, Aloft at Hermès (formerly Third Floor) has welcomed numerous artistic projects specially conceived for the space. Between 2008 – when the gallery joined the programme of the newly created Fondation d’entreprise Hermès – and 2016, sixteen artists from different backgrounds were invited to create solo exhibitions at Aloft at Hermès. An array of different forms and ideas have been explored in response to annual themes devised by curator Emi Eu.

Each year, Aloft at Hermès welcomes young contemporary artists invited by curator Emi Eu to present works specially conceived for the space. The wooden sculptures of Ranjani Shettar, the immersive floral motifs of Shinji Ohmaki, and the creatures lost in Flavia Da Rin’s enchanted forest drew our attention to the fragile beauty of the natural world. Stories of origin and of belonging were evoked and blended with one another in Rei Sato’s recreation of her parents’ café, in the tale of the prodigal son told by Christine Ay Tjoe, and in the personal photographs of Luis Téran. Ming Wong recreated the magic of Luchino Visconti’s films, while the video works of Joo Choon Lin and Yeondoo Jung looked to intensify our perception of our environment, and Heman Chong explored questions of endings and beginnings. Nadim Abbas and Stanley Wong presented projects that revealed new ways of thinking about the meaning of home, while Aiko Tezuka and Ran Hwang turned their attention to the question of materiality in the digital age. After a year-long renovation, the space re-opened in 2016 for a year of exhibitions on the theme of the horizon: Dawn Ng’s juxtaposition of reflective panels and pastel-coloured blocks and Agathe de Bailliencourt’s hand-painted pebbles opened horizons that were as broad as they were sensitive.

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Visual arts
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Aloft at Hermès
Singapore
Aloft at Hermès welcomes young contemporary artists who present works specially conceived for the space.
Between 2008 and 2016, sixteen artists from different backgrounds were invited to create solo exhibitions at Aloft at Hermès.
An array of different forms and ideas have been explored in response to annual themes selected by curator Emi Eu.

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Aloft at Hermès, Singapore
541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers
Singapore

Open daily
From 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free Admission

Programme Director

Emi Eu