Poor Imagination

27 Jul 2019 – 8 Sep 2019

Event times

Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11am - 7pm
Sundays, 11am - 6pm
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

Cost of entry


Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore

Singapore, Singapore


Travel Information

  • Nearest Bus Stop: Along Alexandra Road Opposite Alexandra Point (Bus Stop Number 15059) Available Buses: 51, 57, 61, 83, 97, 97e, 100, 166, 175, 408, 963 or 963E
  • Nearest MRT Train Station: Labrador Park (Circle Line station CC27) Walking Directions from Labrador Park Station (~10 mins): 1. Exit Labrador Park station via Exit A and walk towards Alexandra Road. 2. Stay on the opposite side of the road from Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) Shopping Mall. 3. At the first bus stop, take the sheltered walkway on your right into Gillman Barracks.

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POOR IMAGINATION features the work of seven artists whose works - whether overtly or covertly - employ or embody characteristics of the 'poor image'.


Curated by Rafi Abdullah, featuring the work of Stephanie Comilang (CAN), Fyerool Darma (SGP), Agan Harahap (IDN), Takuji Kogo (JPN), Tristan Lim (SGP), Michael Lindeman (AUS) and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran (AUS).

POOR IMAGINATION borrows its title from artist and writer Hito Steyerl's term: the 'poor image'. The 'poor image' is characterized as having an atrocious quality which deteriorates as it is distributed and is an image that is readily and easily accessible. It is dormant debris in the landscape of excessive image production. Comprised of ceramics, paintings, prints and new media works, the exhibition features seven artists whose works - whether overtly or covertly - employ the 'poor image' or embody its characteristics. The exhibition is an allusion to the autonomy and agency that the 'poor image' offers and a mediation of the plausible imaginations that they propose.

Exhibiting artists

Fyerool Darma

Agan Harahap

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran

Stephanie Comilang

Tristan Lim

Michael Lindeman

Takuji Kogo - Japan


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