“There is a soothing and a screaming for Beige; words making flesh; the hunger of decay is never sated. Why is there almost nothing to be found of Yva Lero? 'Peau d'ébène' came out in 1979 . . . I want to read it but it is in French. Bandages come in a strange colour. We want to transcend the choice of foundation . . . This is the shade of the season; there is only one season under this sun.”
- artists' text featured in the installation
Beige Dreams is an installation commissioned by the NTU Center of Contemporary Art, Singapore as part of the exhibition The Making of An Institution in 2017. It was comprised of a photographic series of floral portraits, stretch mesh fabric and vinyl lettering.
Made in counterpoint to the lush density of the tropical environment in which NTU-CCA is situated, the photographic images feature make-up applied to flowering plants that brings out their flesh-like qualities. An accompanying publication of the series is available through A.I. Gallery, London.