Many Grounds (Many Myths)

Artist: Kahlil Robert Irving
miscellaneous | 7 works, Photo-printed vinyl, glazed and unglazed stoneware and white clay, decals, lusters and enam | 2019

Working with ceramics, stoneware and china, Kahlil Robert Irving creates works that take on political concerns and contemporary issues of race, class and urban life. Fascinated with surfaces, Irving embeds objects, which often bear a range of images from popular media, into his hand-pressed ceramic tiles. For the Biennale, this textured surface reiterates the everyday ground, such as the roads of hectic cities like New York and post-industrial locations like St. Louis and Pittsburgh. Framing this ground is a picture of the space above the planet, a composite of numerous images and a rendering of the sky. The ceramic and the digital come together to render the ethnographic details of the everyday.


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