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The Loss Index: Perishables and Other Miscellanea (2013)


5 April – 2 June 2013

The Private Museum, Singapore, 2013   



The Private Museum is proud to present The Loss Index: Perishables and other Miscellanea, a solo exhibition by Singaporean artist, Ye Shufang.


Following the success of her previous exhibition The Happiness Index at The Private Museum in the year 2011, Ye has created a series of new watercolour drawings for this exhibition. She will also re-present her internationally-renowned agar-agar installations for the last time.


With an on-going research focus on the ephemeral and the ‘ready-made’ from her 17 years of art practice, Ye’s current series of drawings are an attempt to measure, categorise and understand a miscellany of vast infinite items, from baking moulds to colour fields to emotions. Ye uses basic materials and steps such as lines, shapes, colours, and adopts ‘ready-made imagery’ from french-curves, cookie cutters and children’s storybook illustrations, in the study of and the attempt to measure and record the impermanent.


On the other hand, those of Ye’s past artworks are manifested in installations that use basic processes (cooking, knocking and nailing), ephemeral materials (confectionery, air) and ready-mades. Aside from the 2 new presentations of her past agar-agar installations previously exhibited in Belgrade and Seoul, Ye will also be showing an agar-agar and rubber strips installation for the first time.



Seng Yu Jin. "Un-tracking Immeasurable Fields: Artist as Resistant Subject", The Private Museum, 28 March 2013.

Huang Lijie. "Adieu to agar-agar art", The Straits Times, Life! People, 15 April 2013.

Wong, Susie. "Measuring The Infinite", Pulse, April 2013.



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