This inaugural presentation of a new biennial project showcases the works of six Singapore-based artists – Yeyoon Avis Ann, Anthony Chin, Fyerool Darma, Priyageetha Dia, Khairulddin Wahab and Moses Tan. Each examines how new technologies shape our perception, experiences, and understanding of the world. Some of the works include Yeyoon Avis Ann’s A Collisional Accelerator of Everydays (A.C.A.E.) – an arrangement of common objects including cups, toothbrushes, and chairs, are used to contemplate everyday experiences, Anthony Chin’s From Silver to Steel – a display of swords reflecting on the ironic exploitation and weaponisation of steel from Malaya – and more.
In addition to the exhibitions at Singapore Art Museum (SAM) in Tanjong Pagar Distripark, audiences can also encounter two artworks by Yeyoon Avis Ann and Fyerool Darma displayed on SAM's hoardings along Bras Basah Road and Queen Street. These artworks serve as complements to the artists' respective presentations at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, offering renewed perspectives of the sites by responding to the histories of the area.
From July 28 to 29, visitors can look forward to participating in artist talks, performances, tours and workshops in celebration of their publication launch. Learn about the role of rubber plantations in shaping our colonial history with artist Priyageetha Dia and cultural studies scholar, Dr Shanthini Pillai, or witness a merge of sound and visuals at artist Yeyoon Avis Ann's performance. There will also be a workshop to learn more about art through the medium of manicure, and a live performance where electronic beats meet traditional folk music. Find out more about their programmes here.