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Visual Arts

Museum of Modern Sympathy

Kevin Fee (Singapore)
8 Jan – 8 Apr 2018
All day
Community Wall, Level 3


The elusive emotion of sympathy is a feeling of concern for another person based on the perception of shared resemblances, rather than shared distress. The three works in this exhibition respectively expand upon this notion using objects and evoking relationships that might arise from them.

Misfortunes of the Inanimate is a photographic archive of insentient things caught in unfortunate situations, prompting an anthropomorphic response to their predicament. One Minute Sympathy is a CD featuring an artificial voice generator reciting expressions of support, which might be used to self-soothe, or show concern on social media. In the video installation To Live and Let Live, conflicting actions are performed on everyday items like home and office appliances or natural and edible objects, thereby exploring ideas of opposing forces and the need for harmony, compromise and assimilation.

Kevin Fee (b. 1990, Singapore) works with photography and moving images to explore the relationships between humans and the social norms and regulatory systems in society. Winner of the Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Still Photography (2016), he has exhibited at the Dali International Photography Festival, Deck, OH! Open House and Noise Singapore (2015).

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