Esplanade Presents

Visual Arts


Grace Tan (Singapore)

13 Jan – 7 May 2023

(Intermission: None)

Jendela (Visual Arts Space)

Detail of Pink Lattice Structure: 10 x 10 x 40, Grace Tan, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist.

Dimensions draws inspiration from the study of the existence and characteristics of naturally occurring particles like atoms, photons and electrons in the field of quantum physics. Tan engages with materials like plastic cable ties, plastic tag pins, steel rods and neodymium magnets to investigate notions of symmetry and geometry that are found in nature. The sculptural works in the exhibition surface the inherent qualities of these materials, allowing their natural forms and inclinations to emerge. Dimensions alludes to Tan’s experimentations with forms and systems of construction, as well as explorations of different realms of knowledge and understanding. It explores the tensions between the natural and the engineered, order and deviation, and the transitions between the micro and macro.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Grace Tan

Grace Tan (b.1979, Malaysia) began her practice under the kwodrent series exploring wearable fabric structures based on the study of rectangles and construction methods. Her interest in materials and construction led to the development of structural objects and site-specific installations. Her practice explores ideas of geometry, symmetry and the tension between order and disorder. Her works were presented at the Setouchi Triennale, Japan (2013) and the Singapore Biennale (2013). Her solo exhibitions include n. 355 – natural progression for Raffles in Southeast Asia, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore (2019) and Materials and Method, POLA Museum Annex, Tokyo, Japan (2018).

Date & Time

13 Jan – 7 May 2023

Jendela (Visual Arts Space)
Mon – Fri: 11am – 8.30pm
Sat, Sun and PH: 10am – 8.30pm

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