Disturbing Narratives:
Barthélémy Toguo and Fabien Verschaere

Discover France-based artists exhibited at Parkview Museum Singapore

Barthélémy Toguo and Fabien Verschaere

Date: 27 June 2019 – 8 February 2020
Venue: Parkview Museum Singapore
600 North Bridge Rd, Level 3 Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
Admission: Free

The contemporary art exhibition Disturbing Narratives, the third of a series of thematic shows presented by The Parkview Museum, aims at exploring the complexity of our historical time through the interrogation of the authentic narratives in contemporary art praxis and discourse.

Disturbing Narratives, which will run until 8th of February 2020, is curated by the Art Director of The Parkview Museum Lorand Hegyi; it presents over 30 artists from Europe, Asia, Africa and North & South America who are working with completely different visual languages and media: spanning painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture and installation.

Disturbing Narratives, explores irritating and disturbing experiences and emotions of fear, uncertainty, irrationality, ambivalence and bewilderment hidden behind the surface and the conventional perception of daily life. It reflects empathy, sensibility, imaginative richness and radically freed phantasy, in which the artists address complex phenomena of the chaotic, unstable and confusing world that is rife with conflict.

The invitation of Barthélémy Toguo and Fabien Verschaere is organised with the support of the Embassy of France in Singapore.

About the artists

  • Barthélémy Toguo

Barthélémy Toguo, born in 1967 in Cameroon, lives and works today in Paris and Bandjoun, Cameroon. He began his studies at the Abidjan School of Fine Arts, Côte d’Ivoire. His artistic apprenticeship at first involved his fashioning copies of classic European sculptures, until he took part in a workshop in 1992 devoted to woodcarving, an event that enabled him to radically modify his approach. He decided then to continue his studies in France in order to experience a different type of instruction and enjoy greater liberty in his personal creative research. He took classes at Grenoble’s Graduate School of Art and later enrolled in Klaus Rinke’s studio at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf.

Barthélémy Toguo is represented by Galerie Lelong & Co.


  • Fabien Verschaere

Fabien Verschaere is a young and promising French artist, born in 1975 in Vincennes. Passionate about drawing, he practices his passion everyday since his childhood. He then studied at l’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris from which he graduated in 2000 and in 2001 from l’Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes. Since his graduation, he has exhibited at the Montreal Biennale in 2002, Palais de Tokyo in 2003, La Force de l’Art 02 in 2009, and many other reputable art events, museums and art galleries.

He now lives and works in Paris, France. Fabien Verschaere is represented by Galerie Brugier-Rigail and Galerie Valérie Delaunay in Paris.


About Parkview Museum

The Parkview Museum Singapore is a private museum established by the Parkview Group. Located in Parkview Square, it occupies a floor area of 1,500 square metres with up to six metres of ceiling height. It is a brand new space conceived to host exhibitions with an emphasis on contemporary art.

With exhibitions alternating between solo shows, thematic exhibitions and exhibitions featuring pieces from the Group’s extensive collection, The Parkview Museum Singapore aims to enrich the local art scene by providing a local and international platform for artistic expression and the popularisation of contemporary art.

Opening Reception

Date: 26 June, 7pm
Venue: Parkview Museum Singapore
600 North Bridge Rd, Level 3 Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
Admission: Free

In the presence of Barthélémy Toguo and Fabien Verschaere.