Place: UOB Art Gallery – located at the lobby of UOB Plaza 1
Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF), a non-profit organisation with the mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease, has been chosen as a charity partner by renowned London-Singapore designer and contemporary artist - Benny Ong - for his latest exhibition, Women.Shoes.Freedom. The launch event will be held on 10 March, with BCF representatives sharing more on Healing Through the Arts programmes. In addition, proceeds from the sale of one of the art pieces will be donated to BCF to support the cause.
Women.Shoes.Freedom is a collection of new hand-woven art designed by Benny, exploring the traditional and modern role of women, using traditional weaving materials juxtaposed with modern imagery. The works build on Benny’s ongoing passion for combing traditional weaving techniques of master Laotian weavers with bold, captivating contemporary art that invite viewers to build on narratives woven into each piece.
“This show is about exploring traditional views and the emancipation of the modern woman – and there was no shortage of inspiring narratives, from the recent US presidential elections to the Soong sisters,” said Benny Ong. “In particular, one group that really resonated with the theme of this collection were breast cancer survivors. I found many pieces in this collection echoed the struggles and stigma of the disease, so intrinsically tied into womanhood.”