noseries:

Ayaw Jaw Bah

Artist: Busui Ajaw
sculpture | Acrylic on canvas, wood and mixed media installation | 2019

Busui Ajaw’s practice relates to her unique upbringing. The artist is an Akha, a nomadic ethnic group from the highlands of mainland Southeast Asia, and is from a family of artisans. Coming from an oral culture, the practice of image-making was initially foreign to her. For SB2019, Busui Ajaw presents Ayaw Jaw Bah, a series of paintings and an installation. The paintings depict a tragic story of an intelligent Akha prince, stories of his son, as well as those of Amamata, the first mother. In the middle of the room stands a traditional spirit gate that the artist made to signify the boundary of the Akha village, to welcome the audience to the mythical world. Collection of the Artist.

Exhibitions

Singapore Biennale 2019 - Every Step In The Right Direction | 2019.11.22 - 2020.03.22 | Asian Civilisations Museum(Singapore, Singapore) | Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay(Singapore) | Far East Plaza(Singapore, Singapore) | Gillman Barracks(Singapore, Singapore) | LASALLE College of the Arts(Singapore, Singapore) | National Gallery Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Library of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Museum of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | Singapore Art Museum (SAM)(Singapore, Singapore) | SMU de Suantio Gallery(Singapore) | W!LD RICE @ Funan

Share