Arts Picks: Crochet on fire, mushroom music and an art book library

Olivia Ho, The Straits TImes, April 14, 2022

Dignified (left) and Demure by Kelly Limerick, part of the exhibition Kelly Limerick: Unbecoming at Cuturi Gallery. PHOTOS: CLARENCE AW


Kelly Limerick: Unbecoming

This is not your granny's crochet. In this Cuturi Gallery exhibition, Singaporean textile artist Kelly Limerick chronicles the torching of five vessels she had meticulously crocheted. Limerick, who is 31 this year, has done projects with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and OH! Open House, but this is her first solo gallery presentation. Besides the works that emerge from her torching, the show also features a video installation documenting the process and a series of photographs memorialising the vessels as they once were, created with Singaporean photographer Clarence Aw and Berlin-based film director Joy Song.


An exhibition publicity visual for Kelly Limerick: Unbecoming at Cuturi Gallery. PHOTO: CUTURI GALLERY


On April 23 and 24, Limerick will be doing live performances titled Please Cross Beyond This Line, in which she crochets a carpet that connects the five melted artworks.


Where: Cuturi Gallery, 61 Aliwal Street
MRT: Nicoll Highway/Bugis
When: April 23 to May 8, Tuesdays to Saturdays, noon to 7pm; Sundays, noon to 6pm. Live artist performances on April 23 and 24 at 12.30, 2.30 and 4.30pm
Admission: Free
Info: Cuturi Gallery's website


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