“Love Hurts” is a solo exhibition that looks at cross-cultural identities in a globalized world. Using pop culture references such as karaoke videos and TV soap operas, Gilles Massot blurs genres and identities in an exploration of the relationship between song, text and visuals. Both hilarious and jarring, viewers are forced to re-think some of the commonly accepted tropes in mass media and the assumptions behind them.
The highlight of the exhibition is a collaboration with Urich Lau on a karaoke video from which the exhibition takes its name, starring fellow artists Ian Woo on the bass, Jeremy Sharma on guitar and Arif Ayab on the drums, together with Gilles Massot on vocals, performing Wa Meng Ti, the title track of a popular Taiwanese soap opera. Set up like a karaoke station, visitors to the gallery are welcomed to sing along with Massot.
Gilles Massot was born in France and has lived in Singapore for more than 30 years. Currently a lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts, Massot has exhibited extensively in France and Singapore. He will be awarded the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres this year.
This is a parallel event of the Singapore Biennale 2013 If the World Changed.
Dates: 23 October to 21 November 2013
More info on www.objectifs.com.sg