Lucy Liu and Shubigi Rao: Unhomed Belongings is co-organised by The Ryan Foundation and the National Museum of Singapore. Unhomed Belongings presents artworks by two creative minds, Lucy Liu (b.1968) from the United States and Shubigi Rao (b.1975) from Singapore, with striking overlaps in perspective and subject matter. Both artists explore similar themes in their works, and the artists have slowly developed into “visual penfriends” through an exploration of their respective practices. Incidental or not, Liu and Rao share an interest in examining and dissecting cultures, histories, identities and relationships. Both are also drawn to the repurposing of found objects in their art, as these objets trouvés become narrators to their creations and conduits to their expression.
As the headline of Singapore Art Week, the exhibition is free to the public and will run from 11 January to 24 February 2019 at the historic Stamford Gallery in the National Museum of Singapore. Liu will also make her first trip to Singapore to commemorate the opening with a vernissage. The Ryan Foundation serves as a lively and accessible key player in the local and regional art scene, with a mission to promote art awareness in Singapore and around the world.