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Visual Thinking Catalogue

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Visual Thinking: Sense of Knowing, was a group show featuring the process drawings by 10 local artists, which have rarely been seen by the general public. The exhibition ran from 14 January – 13 February 2022 at Comma Space.

Being one of the oldest forms of human expression, drawing is an in-between phase of disciplinary development that crystallises an artist’s ideas and imagination. For artists, creating drawings is more than an intuitive expression, which can help to bring their sensation into knowing. It is an important moment of visual thinking that captures the relationship between hands and mind, which is often a result of visualisation, de-problematisation, projection into the unknown and visual communication.

The drawings in the show are chosen with the condition that the final artworks have already been successfully realised. The artists, selected based on their diversified areas of practices, include conceptual artists, sculptors, painters, performer, architect, etc, offering an extensive view of how drawings play a critical part in the realisation of a final creation.

Visual Thinking is part of INBETWEEN – a key curatorial series of Comma Space for 2021-2022.


About Wang Ruobing
Wang Ruobing is an artist, independent curator and art educator based in Singapore. She received her PhD from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. She was previously a curator at the National Gallery Singapore. At present, she works as a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts and is the co-founder of Comma Space 逗号空间: an artist-run experimental art space that creates thinking spaces between commas. As an independent curator, her recent curated exhibitions include 12 SOLO (2020 -2021, ongoing); Arts in Your Neighbourhood (Public Art Trust 2018 and 2019); Happens When Nothing Happens (The Esplanade, 2019); Of Other Places (The Substation, 2019); and Beneath Tide, Running Forest (Singapore Botanic Gardens, 2018).

As an academic, her research concentrates on identity, hybridity and transcultural discourses, particularly on contemporary art in China and Southeast Asia. Her writings have appeared in publications such as Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (JCCA), Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Nanyang Art and a range of exhibition catalogues. Wang’s artistic work spans across a variety of methods and approaches, including drawing, film, photography, sculpture and installation. Concerned with challenging and exploring different ways of seeing everyday objects and urban landscapes in relation to the rapidly changing world of today, Wang creates artworks that actively disrupt perception and spotlight on the anthropological nature of objects. Wang has exhibited extensively, with solo and group shows showcased both locally and abroad.


About Comma Space
Comma Space 逗号空间 is an artist-run experimental space that creates thinking spaces between commas.

Referring to the comma’s functionality of separating, setting off phrases, expressing contrast, Comma Space 逗号空间 plans to be a hub for creativity and criticism, bonding with people from different backgrounds, and reaching out to the local communities, and demonstrates ways in which art is vital as part of society.

Comma Space 逗号空间 makes art, curates exhibitions, commissions projects, generates and applies research, and supports contemporary artists locally, regionally and internationally.

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EDITORS  Wang Ruobing and Sheryl Lee
PUBLISHER Comma Space 逗号空间
YEAR 2022
DETAILS Size: 19cm x 13.5cm
Paperback, 123pp
Softcover
LANGUAGE English

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