Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time

Impermanent Durations, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore. 2016 Photography by Wong Jing Wei

Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time. Beth Harland, David Thomas, Ian Woo

The aim of this project is to create a series of provocations and reflective experiences in a collaborative, site-sensitive manner. The three artists together explore how colour, matter, installation, painting and photography offer ways of negotiating our understanding of time and impermanence in the world. The project is an experimental process that investigates the relationship between painting’s reflexivity as picture object and the real space of the gallery site.

The show has three iterations, in the countries in which the artists are based and includes panel discussions, which aim to develop the dialogue around time and painting from a global perspective. The exhibitions take place at: Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore, (18 June- 24 July 2016); Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Melbourne (29 July-21August 2016) and Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster (Nov-Dec 2017).

Images of the first two exhibitions: