Oh Soon-Hwa: Coastal Regions (Delta) - Artist Talk

In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Private Museum is proud to present Oh Soon-Hwa: Coastal Regions (Delta). This solo exhibition marks the second showcase of works by Singapore based photographer Oh Soon-Hwa at The Private Museum and a return to her running series exploring the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

The series of photographs is an investigation into the impacts of the recent climate changes affecting the landscape of the coastal regions: An Giang, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Ben Tre and Can Tho; where drought, salt intrusions, soil erosion and a rise of sea level have been observed. The imagery of changing landscapes and portraits of the people in the community encapsulates the intricacy of the situation in the Delta.

Soon-Hwa’s introspection leaves room to mull over how men’s seemingly altruistic desire to control nature, in a bid to ensure their livelihoods, can be overturned by the unpredictable course of nature; resulting in the communities facing the challenges of an uncertain environmental landscape instead. The resilience of the residents in enduring the shocks and stresses of the changes—both on an individual and state level—are brought to light in her documentation of the transforming land and lives.

Artist Talk

Oh Soon-Hwa, accompanied by independent art writer Carla Bianpoen, will be having a dialogue on her experiences and journey in researching the effects of climate change in the Mekong Delta. Participants of the talk will get the opportunity to get to know the artist and her approach towards photography, research and her art practice.

Exhibition Programme

Dr. Geh Min
Immediate Past President
Nature Society of Singapore

Opening Reception
Thursday, 16 March 2017, 6.30pm

Artist Talk
Satursday, 18 March 2017, 11am

Please RSVP to both events by 13 March 2017 to
mail@theprivatemuseum.org, or call us at +65 6738 2872.

Sat Mar 18, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM SGT
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