Nabilah Nordin

Malay Wedding

19 January25 February 2017

Chapter House Lane reopens with a solo show by Singaporean artist, Nabilah Nordin. Join us for the exhibition launch from 6-8pm, Thursday 19 January.

Malay Wedding is a new body of work by Singaporean artist Nabilah Nordin. The work explores the complicated relationship between religion, culture and tradition.

Malay Wedding rituals and ceremonies are usually held over several days. Nordin’s installation takes influence from the various stages of this process, including the solemnisation ceremony, henna night, the kompang band and the bridal couple sitting in their thrones on the wedding stage.

The wedding for Nordin is a personal attempt to find harmony between Malay ceremonies, Islamic practice and Western influences. Malay Wedding reveals the meeting of two worlds creating a melting pot of cultural pressures and constant negotiations.

Nabilah Nordin holds a Master of Contemporary Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) from RMIT University. Earlier this year, with Nick Modrzewski, she presented Chicken Shop at Singapore’s Changi Village 64 + 4 Hawker Centre. Since completing postgraduate studies in 2015, Nordin has held solo and group exhibitions in Melbourne at c3 Contemporary Artspace, Incinerator Gallery, CAVES off-site, Fort Delta, Kew Court House and most recently was invited by the Institute of Contemporary Arts to participate in an affiliate project of the Singapore Biennale.

See more from Nabilah Nordin on her website.