Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan
Established in 2010 in Singapore, Yavuz Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of diversity and intercultural dialogue through contemporary art from the Asia Pacific region. Yavuz Gallery presents works by Abdul Abdullah, Lucas Grogan, Pinaree Sanpitak, and Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan.
The exhibition features the world debut of leading Australian artist Abdul Abdullah's (b. 1986) newest photographic body of work titled The Wedding Series 2017. As a seventh-generation Australian Muslim, Abdullah's sharp and provocative work often uses his body and personal experiences as potent material to explore the politicisation of Muslim identity in the post 9/11 world.
Lucas Grogan (b. 1984, Australia) presents a series of site-specific and specially commissioned works titled A Library within ASIA NOW's historic Hausmannian mansion. These richly graphic ink-based works depict bookshelves embedded with fictitious book titles filled with jokes and puns on conventionally taboo topics and stereotypes.
World renowned Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak (b. 1961) presents a pair of soft sculptures, featuring a newly developed technique of intricately woven toile. Fluid, tactile and layered, Body Moves explores the female body distilled to organic and geometric forms to convey her lived expression as a woman.
Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan's (b. 1965/1962) are widely regarded as among the most influential artists from the Philippines. Their collaborative practice evolves around the spheres of home and family, exploring the notions of community, migration, dislocation and memory, reflecting their own diasporific existence. Florets is an ongoing series comprising knitted baby sweaters folded into the shape of female genitalia.