Parallel Communes

Artist: Temsüyanger Longkumer
sculpture | 4 terracotta sculptures | 2017

Temsüyanger Longkumer is an artist from northeast India who has been based in London for many decades. His practice deals with the concepts of history, memory, spirituality and ecology in relation to his Naga roots. The connection between culture and nature courses through his work, and he is keenly attuned to the decline of sensuality towards the environment and the lack of spiritual connection to nature today. Parallel Communes is a series of terracotta sculptures. Here, the artist conceives the human body as a microcosm of events in the universe by creating earthenware that takes an abstract shape, evoking human organs, flora or fauna.


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