A semicolon is used to join two or more ideas/parts in a sentence; it indicates that those ideas/parts are of equal position or rank. In the context of our exhibition, the semicolon signifies giving equal importance to both the traditional and contemporary art forms and shows how the art forms can come together seamlessly to create a new form of artistic expression.

In Rethinking Culture, our Teacher-artists translate their experiences and tapped upon individual or collective memories to ignite conversations on the symbiotic relationship between social and individual psychology.

Urban Nature depicts the connection between people and nature. Through their art, our Teacher-artists put forth the concept that our cities are ecosystems of nature, people, form and space.

In our continual exploration of culture and our environments, we code and Decode our various sensory experiences through ways that are meaningful to us. Artmaking can be a personal experience as each Teacher-artist makes artful connections to the world around them through their unique perspectives.

All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.

—Marcel Duchamp

On this note, we invite you to experience and establish your own connections with the artworks in this exhibition. Just as the semicolon connects ideas together, we invite you to reflect upon yourself and find worthwhile connections amidst the simplest moments of your daily routine or navigating through the complexities of contemporary life.