Curated by DEBORAH LIM & LISA POLTEN
Exhibition Duration: 27 July – 1 September 2019
Programme Line-Up: 17 August 2019 (Saturday)
10:00 - 11:00: Walking the Utama Line with Kum Chee Kiong
14:00 - 14:30: Admin (Your Photocopier Was My Mirror) by Yen Phang
15:00 - 16:00: The Utopian Function of Nostalgia in the Anthropocene by Vanessa Lim
17:00 - 17:30: Just not nude enough by Yanyun Chen
18:30 - 19:30: This is Home, Surely - A Spoken Word Showcase by The Writers Centre Singapore and Spoke & Bird
22:00 - 00:00: Ghost Story Campfire Night III by Post-Museum [Advisory (Supernatural Content)]
This year marks the Bicentennial celebrations for Singapore, with explorations into what constitutes the current state of Singaporean national identity. Instead of looking back, we want to examine current socio-political and cultural contexts. Split into chapters, Singapore Utopia presents artists who address themes of multiculturalism, intimacy, diaspora, land and language. A series of programmes to accompany the exhibition will hold equivalent weight, occupying a central space in the gallery and reaching into genres of literature and performance.
Contributing to an overarching discourse of identity and what it means to be Singaporean in this day and age, this exhibition and forum is an acknowledgment that art reflects, articulates and contributes towards the society that we inhabit.
Ahmad Abu Bakar
Ho Tzu Nyen
Kum Chee Kiong