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This work is an exploration of tips, opinions, and comments given to the artist during his two-decade-long art career. Some have been beneficial, while others were pointless or even harmful, whether they had been offered in privileged settings or freely dispensed with little care. The title, which references the oft-used disclaimer in discussions of personal financing (“This is not financial advice”), expresses a denial that in fact frames the invisible communication that circulates and sustains the dynamics of the art scene. This ‘invisibility’ is reflected in the artist’s use of “background formats”—including navigational signs, badges, and even safety vests worn by the gallery sitters—that appear to be extraneous elements in the exhibition, yet remain a constant presence that cannot be ignored. The work, in all its absurd humour, thus also functions as a mediation of personal and social biographies, offering a partial self-portrait against the backdrop of the art scene in Singapore.
Matt lamination with pin backing
∅ 32 mm