Threshold of Memoirs by Yim Yen Sum


A+ WORKS of ART is pleased to present "Threshold of Memoirs", a solo exhibition by Yim Yen Sum, curated by Alia Swastika.

12 - 31 December 2021
A+ WORKS of ART Gallery, Sentul
Note: Viewings are by appointment only. Please call or DM to arrange a visit.

"Our culture should exist everywhere around us, from what we see to what we feel of our surroundings. It should be captured on our streets, architecture, arts, crafts and should indirectly affect us and our thoughts and values. If visual evidence of our culture diminishes, this loss should provoke us to question what else we can believe in, who we are as a society, where we’re from and which direction we’re likely to go toward in the future.

I try to preserve time and memories in a slower way, by sewing together aspects of our culture. The precision and process of needlework, to me, mimics the flow of time. Piecing together each piece of thin black thread by weaving them together and breaking and re-linking them reflects the continuity of the thread of life. Each line that I make represents a story that builds atop of another. Every motion records my life and my emotions; these lines are like the lines that connect people and memories to one another. As time goes by and our bodies move, they become thicker and deeper."
- Yim Yen Sum, 2021

"Threshold of Memoirs" includes a performance by the artist, who will be performing her process in the gallery space throughout the duration of the exhibition.

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