The Swimming Pool Library Exhibition marks the final instalment of its namesake, closing out Brian Gothong Tan's first project in his artistic atelier with T:>Works.
A visual and sensory experience that invites audiences to journey with the artist through the process of self-discovery, the works featured include paper sketches, 3D printed sculptures, 3D film photography and DIY books that jigsaw the pieces of Tan's creative imagery of a boy's rite of passage, while rethinking conventional definitions of masculinity, queer bodies and representation.
A highlight of the exhibition is a series of 'live sculptures' performed by members of the public, presenting a blend of personal and universal experiences in all its diverse ways. At a time where politics divide and social norms collide, these sculptures give us a perspective of diversity as queer communities carve a space for themselves.
There will also be guided tours by members of the queer communities organised during selected dates of the exhibition. The tour will provide a fresh perspective to the exhibition. Each tour guide will share their experiences, melding the historical with the personal, as they traverse and respond to Tan's exhibition. Limited tickets for each tour are available at $10.