Tempo(rary) was first presented at the Chin Tsong Palace in Yangon during the Singapore Festival 2020, as an installation consisting of 10 pairs of Fine Art Prints associated with 10 metronomesthat map the fleeting nature of time as expressed through the various rhythms of our lives.
Tempo(rary) is a dialogue across poetry and photography between two artists; Marc Nair living in Singapore, and Maung Day in Yangon.
Inspired by the changes of the urban landscape in their respective cities, Marc captures elusive moments, while Maung Day juxtaposes images composing visual stories. Marc’s photos depict roads, rivers and people in motion. His photos are vignettes that tell us stories of people randomly encountered in the city. In contrast, Maung Day’s photos tease at the surface, revealing historical layers. His images strive to connect the materiality of the urban landscape to its emotional and social soul.
Ultimately, Marc Nair and Maung Day’s pairs of photos and poems question the nature of progress and reinvigorate a space to dream.
This exhibition is made possible with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board and Rosewood Yangon.