Charles Lim explores issues such as the environment, territorial borders and de-territorialisation. Lim researches the notions of borders, histories and everyday life and how these may be generated through our perceptions of the sea to create SEA STATE, recalling the excursions of the Land Art movement of the 1970s. His project scrutinises both natural and man-made systems, opening extraordinary new perspectives on our everyday surroundings, from unseen and alien landscapes, arbitrary borders and disappearing islands, to the imaginary boundaries of a future landmass.
7 July 2014 - 7 April 2015
Charles Lim explores issues such as the environment, territorial borders and de-territorialisation.
Artist · NTU CCA Singapore
COUNTRY OF PRACTICE: Singapore
Charles Lim (b. 1973, Singapore) sees Singapore like no other artist. As a former professional sailor, his senses are keenly attuned to environments we rarely see and to forces most of us do not even notice. His early collaborative project, tsunamii.net, which participated in dOCUMENTA 11 (2002) traced the hidden submarine infrastructure that underpins our global computer networks. After sailing for Singapore in the 1996 Olympics, Lim studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London, graduating in 2001. His SEA STATE series is an ongoing body of work that has been exhibited at the Dojima River Biennale, Osaka, Japan (2013); Lyon Biennial Rendez-Vous 13 at the Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne, France (2013); the Singapore Biennale (2011); Manifesta 7, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy (2008); Shanghai Biennale (2008). Lim’s moving image works have been screened in international film festivals at Rotterdam, Tribeca and Edinburgh. His multi-award-winning short film, All The Lines Flow Out, premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival, winning a Special Mention, the first award ever won there by a Singaporean production.
Arus Balik: From below the wind to above the wind and back again
22 Mar 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
Allan Sekula: Fish Story, to be continued
03 Jul 2015 - 27 Sep 2015
01 Apr 2020 - 29 Sep 2020
No country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia
10 May 2014 - 20 Jul 2014
Trees of Life — Knowledge in Material
21 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Mary Otis Stevens. The i Press Series
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Aug 2020
04 Apr 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
09 Dec 2017 - 06 Mar 2018
Charles Lim Yi Yong: SEA STATE
30 Apr 2016 - 10 Jul 2016
Culture City. Culture Scape. Art, Urban Change, and the Public Sphere
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
What is deep sea mining?
02 Nov 2019 - 08 Feb 2020