Arjuna Neuman works towards a diagnostic of the economic, affective and ideological systems that envelop us; he uses the history of the nuclear industry and technology more generally to this end. Neuman researched Singapore as a “City within a Garden” through the concept of “Borrowed Scenery”, an ancient Chinese and Japanese garden design as it re-appears in unusual places: from an Israeli-Singaporean Military collaboration on various weapons, to the Singapore Tourism Board’s masterplan, to local gateway architecture built by foreign stars.
6 January - 3 April 2015
Arjuna Neuman works towards a diagnostic of the economic, affective and ideological systems that envelop us; he uses the history of the nuclear industry and technology more generally to this end.
Artist · NTU CCA Singapore
COUNTRY OF PRACTICE: United States
Arjuna Neuman (b.1984, United Kingdom) was born on an airplane, that’s why he has two passports. He shows his work internationally with recent exhibitions and screenings at: Sunshinism, State of the Art, Berlin, Germany (2014); Les Recontres Internationales, Haus Der Kunst der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2014); The Museum of Immortality, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon (2014); Exposure, Beirut Art Centre (2014); Les Rencontres Internationales, Le Gaite Lyric, Paris, France (2014); Transpositions, Verge Gallery Sydney University, Australia (2014); Young Artist Moscow Biennale, Moscow Museum (2014); ABC : MTL, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada (2012); In Our Sights, Machine Projects, Los Angeles , United States (2012) amongst others. As a writer he has published articles in Relief Press, Into the Pines Press, The Journal for New Writing, VIA Press, Concord Press, Art Voices and e-flux.
Between January and April 2015, Neuman was Artist-in-Residence at NTU CCA Singapore, where he researched on Singapore as a “City in a Garden” through the concept of “borrowed scenery.” In addition, Neuman produced Multicultural Dread, a collaborative event addressing the topic of identity in Singapore that included a conversation co-organised by Brack and a text intervention by one of its members, Nazry Bahrawi.
Charles Lim Yi Yong: SEA STATE
30 Apr 2016 - 10 Jul 2016
Vivarium (wii fl∞w w/ l4if but t4k£ ø forms, ♥) by Fyerool Darma
07 Dec 2019 - 12 Jul 2020
Mary Otis Stevens. The i Press Series
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Aug 2020
01 Aug 2016 - 28 Sep 2016
Culture City. Culture Scape. Art, Urban Change, and the Public Sphere
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice
29 Oct 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
Trees of Life — Knowledge in Material
21 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Jef Geys Quadra Medicinale Singapore
01 Dec 2018 - 03 Mar 2019
01 Dec 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
01 Dec 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
22 Aug 2020 - 18 Oct 2020
Ka Fai Choy
20 Feb 2017 - 12 May 2017