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MUR 003 + ROBERT ZHAO / JOHN TUNG + An Attempt at Exhausting a Tree [Mangrove]


An Attempt at Exhausting a Tree [Mangrove] は、一本のマングローブの木を研究/記録するプロジェクトです。このプロジェクトは、自然を取り戻した生態系の巨視的な観察・研究から、一本の標本がそれに依存する生物のネットワーク的な関係において重要な機能を果たすという微視的な分析へと転換している。



アート、カルチャー、クリエイティブ業界のさまざまな領域で10年以上活躍するJohn Tungは、豊富な専門知識と多様な経験を生かしています。クリエイティブな領域と管理的な領域の両方をシームレスにこなし、キュレーター、編集、教育的な追求に没頭してきました。世界各地のアーティストとコラボレーションし、芸術や文化的実践の変革力を通じて、グローバルな課題に取り組むための交渉、調停、深遠なアプローチを巧みに提供している。



Robert Zhao Renhuiは、シンガポール出身のアーティストで、その多面的かつ学際的なアプローチで国際的に高く評価されています。彼の芸術活動は、人間が動物を観察し認識する多様な方法を掘り下げ、人間の動物学的視線の複雑なダイナミクスを探求しています。この視線の歴史的、進化的側面に強い関心を持ち、社会の進歩やメディアの影響と絡めている。さらに、彼の作品は、現代のアーカイブにおける様々な知識生産の様式を探求し、新しい物語と視点を解き明かします


John Z. W. Tung, an independent curator and exhibition-maker, previously served as Assistant Curator at the Singapore Art Museum from 2015 to 2020. During his tenure, he curated and co-curated 9 exhibitions, and also acted as co-curator for the Singapore Biennale 2016, ‘An Atlas of Mirrors’, and the Singapore Biennale 2019, ‘Every Step in the Right Direction’. Notably, three of the artwork commissions he curated for the biennales were finalists for the Benesse Prize, with one winning the prestigious award as an independent curator.


John has taken on various roles, such as Festival Curator for the 7th & 8th Singapore International Photography Festival in 2020 and 2022, Associate Curator for the Open House programme titled “For the House; Against the House” in 2021, 2022, and 2023, and the Curator of the inaugural exhibition that delves into the significance of the Singaporean artist initiative.

Robert Zhao, a Singaporean artist with an interdisciplinary approach, has gained global recognition for his exhibitions in international biennales and institutions. His artistic practice delves into the intricate connections between nature and culture. Over the last eight years, He has focused on the pressing subject of the Anthropocene within the Singaporean context, examining the significance of secondary forests as crucial spaces for rejuvenation and renewal. 


Some of his solo exhibitions include “Christmas Land, Naturally” at ShanghART, Singapore (2017), “The Nature Collector” at ShanghART, Shanghai (2015), “A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World” at Primo Marella Gallery, Milan (2014), “The Last Thing You See” at 2902 Gallery, Singapore (2014), and “Flies Prefer Yellow” at Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco (2014). Robert will represent the Singapore Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition in 2024.

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