– Award Winning Artist, Tang Mun Kit in Utterly Art's New Gallery Premise at 229A (Level 2) South Bridge Road – 14th to 26th March 2006

Utterly Art is proud to present Singapore artist, Tang Mun Kit’s 14th solo exhibition entitled “wwwOBM” in its new gallery premise on 229A Level 2 South Bridge Road . The exhibition opens on the evening of 14th March 2006, Tuesday at 7pm.

The exhibition will be held from 14th March 2006, Tuesday to 26th March 2006, Sunday. The opening hours are from Monday-Saturday: 11.30am - 8pm and Sunday: 12pm – 5.30pm. The opening reception will be held on 14th March 2006, Tuesday 7pm. Members of the press are most welcome to attend.

Tang Mun Kit is an award-winning artist. He has exhibited regularly since 1987 and was part of the original Artists’ Village movement in the late 80s to early 90s, which introduced conceptual, installation and performance art into Singapore.

The exhibition will feature a large on-site installation consisting of canvas and found objects, mixed media drawings on aged blueprint paper and paintings on canvas.

‘Out-of-Bounds Markers’ (OBM) are formless, invisible barriers that represent sensitive political, governmental, religious or ethnic topics in Singapore that had better not be raised in public or debated, for fear of upsetting the delicate control and balance that exists here.

Inspired by World Without Walls, the theme for the Singapore Pavilion in the 2005 Aichi World Exposition held in Nagoya, Japan, local artist Tang Mun Kit has appropriated images from the Buangkok White Elephant affair of 2005 to query the impact on creativity imposed by such OBMs. According to Mun Kit, “The ideal situation for creativity is to free the mind in order to control it, which requires thinking space without limitations.” Given that OBMs are a paradox for an aspiring Global City of the Arts, he asks: will Out-of-Bounds Markers ever become Open Boundary Markers?