Curated by Singaporean architect and artist Randy Chan, Singapore: Inside Out is a multi-sensory presentation of the country’s contemporary creative offering, from its architecture to its cuisine, design, fashion, film, music and the literary, performing and visual arts.
2 December, 2015
There have been numerous programmes staged this year to mark SG50. The latest is a travelling showcase of Singapore’s creative talents, curated by architect and artist Randy Chan. Having begun its tour in Beijing (April), followed by London (June) and New York (September), Singapore: Inside Out makes its final stop back on home ground from 27 November to 6 December at Tan Quee Lan Street in Bugis.
Set within a lattice of scaffolding, the event invites visitors to rediscover Singapore from ‘the inside out’, hence the name. The programme is highly diverse, and includes everything from an interactive food art installation to theatrical encounters and even live music sessions.
Typology by Brandon Tay
Media artist Brandon Tay has created a choreographed piece titled “Typology” with immersive structural, temporal and lighting elements. The work is a visualisation of contemporary Singapore and an abstracted survey of place, identity and nationhood.
Taman Singapura by Yong Ter
In Taman Singapura, Yong Ter, principal architect of CHANG Architects envisions Singapore as more than a tropical Garden City. Juxtaposing steel reinforcement bars commonly used at construction sites with tensile, translucent fabric, Yong Ter turns forests into gardens, gardens into a city, and within the city he recreates gardens and forests. The work is part of a four-way collaboration involving choreographer Lee Mun Wai (T.H.E Dance Company), fashion designer Elyn Wong (Stolen), and audio-visual collective Syndicate – bringing together dance, architecture, music, and fashion in a sensorial, moving experience.
1000 Crosses by Janice Wong
An innovator in the culinary scene, Janice Wong’s latest edible art installation reflects Singapore’s multicultural heritage and uniqueness as a melting pot of flavours and cuisine through a mix of edible mediums and brushstrokes.
Flow and The Lightness by Nathan Yong
Flow and The Lightness is a two-part work by designer Nathan Yong. The Lightness symbolises Singapore’s coming of age and her arrival on the international creative scene. Flow, originally designed for public seating at a gallery or performance, was inspired by the fluid forms of boat hulls cutting through waves.
Kamar Kamillion by Speak Cryptic
Visual artist Speak Cryptic invites the viewer into a bedroom setting, breaking down the personal space to explore the impact it has on relationship, personality and identity. In what starts off as a blank reconstruct of his bedroom, Speak Cryptic will paint over the surface with black paint. During the exhibition, visitors are invited to write, draw or fill in the lines alongside the artist.
Little Red Dot by Supermama
Working with the National Archives of Singapore and 50 local creative agencies, Little Red Dot by Supermama translates meaningful archival records and historical accounts into reinterpreted stories.
For more information and programming details, visit singaporeinsideout.com
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