SIngapore Utopia

Group exhibition

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.

ArtistS:

Ahmad Abu Bakar

Yanyun Chen

Jeremy Hiah

Ho Tzu Nyen

Kass

Fiona Koh

Adeline Kueh

Kum Chee Kiong

Vanessa Lim

Rizman Putra

Ezzam Rahman

Post-Museum

Vertical Submarine

Yen Phang

Green Zeng