The British Council, in partnership with the British High Commission and ArtPorters present a series of new works by Singapore-based UK artist, Chloë Manasseh, inspired by her familiy's history at Eden Hall.
Chloë’s grandfather, the world-renowned British architect Leonard Manessah, was born at Eden Hall decades ago. The mansion has borne witness to Singapore’s history and withstood the test of time. Eden Hall is now official homem to the British High Commissioner in Singapore.
Chloë is an internationally exhibited visual artist who works between painting, print, video and installation. Her art sits between experience and imagination, and considers the limits of representation in relation to the wholeness of experience. She is Eden Hall’s first Artist-in-Residence.
"Taking inspiration from the intricate patterns found within Eden Hall, the natural landscape of Singapore and the wilds of my imagination, my work reflects on how we inhabit space through visual identity. I am interested in the imprecision of memory and the process by which imagination can intrude on physical space, influencing how people establish a connection to it." - Chloë Manasseh
Group Tour of 'The Fruitfulness of Forgetting' exhibition. Pre-registration is required on firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited Spaces Available.
Dates open for visit:
Tuesday 26 Feb 10.30am
Thursday 21 March 10.30am
Tuesday 23 April 10.30am
Talk at ART STAGE 2019
The Fruitfulness of Forgetting: Genealogies of Space – a public discussion by Chloë Manessah, HE Scott Wightman, Anne Wightman and Guillaume Levy-Lambert
Date: 25 January 2019
Time: 4 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre Level B2 HALLS D - F
Admission: Admission is free with every ticket purchased for ART STAGE 2019.
Pre-registration is available via ART STAGE website
In this panel session, join Chloë Manessah, together with His Excellency Scott Wightman, High Commissioner to Singapore, Anne Wightman, wife of His Excellency, and Guillaume Lévy-Lambert, founder of ArtPorters as they share their thoughts and reflections on the history of Eden Hall.