NUS Museum 50 Kent Ridge Crescent University Cultural Centre National University of Singapore 5 September - 16 November 2008
Curator: Shabbir Hussain Mustafa
Ronald Ventura (* 1973, Philippines) in Mapping the Corporeal lays groundwork for an investigation of the commodification of the human body, paranoia and religious consciousness in modern societies. In his most recent series, the material existence of modern life is approached as a terrain that marks the regulation of social life from its interior, following it, interpreting it, absorbing it, and rearticulating it as a situation where the production and reproduction of life itself is at stake. Ventura expresses these 'tensions' in the form of sculptures, assemblages and hyperrealist paintings which are created mainly in graphite on canvas.