The Site: The People’s Park Complex, with its cornucopia of activity and visual clutter, has played pivotal role in the transformation of Chinatown and Singapore’s architectural, spatial and social landscape since its birth in the 1970s. Known for many firsts, including being the tallest residential space and mix-used building encompassing residential, office and carparking facilities, the Complex continues to capture our imagination, as it shapes and is shaped by the activities, movement and humanity in and around the building.
The Exhibition: The ‘PPC | 珍珠坊’ exhibition, aptly held at the sixth floor carpark space of the Complex, aims to respond to notions of the ‘public living room’, where distinctions between the public and private are blurred, and human intervention is juxtaposed against the sterility of infrastructure and hardware in our urban environment.
Through this new and immersive reading of the carpark and Complex, we invite audiences to reflect on and suggest alternative ways of appraising the treatment of public space, and at the same time, explore the hidden potential of parking architecture taking on a different existence.
#PPC ----------------- Visual artists: Alecia Neo // Andreas Siagian & Budi Prakosa (Lifepatch) // Bruce Quek // DEM // Ernest Goh // Geraldine Kang // Jason Lim // Nakayama Yuta // Nicola Anthony // Philipp Aldrup // Ruyi Wong // Soph O // SSYSTM // Stephanie Burt // Tang Ling Nah & Activated C Studio // TraseOne
Workshops: Soph O // Andreas Siagian + Budi Prakosa (Lifepatch) // Michelle Lai
PPC Walkthrough Tour: Dr. Johannes Widodo (NUS Architecture, ICOMOS) ----------------- Event details: Dates: 15 – 30 January 2016 Exhibition Opening: 15 January, 7pm till late Stay tuned for full schedule and line-up
General opening hours: Tues – Thurs: 6 – 9 pm Fri – Sat: Timings vary due to special events Sun: 3 – 9 pm Closed on Mondays
FREE ADMISSION (except special events) NO OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK ----------------- Connected by: Hyphen Part of: Singapore Art Week Supported by: National Arts Council and Mackie Singapore Venue and F & B partner: Lepark Heritage partner: Singapore Heritage Society Innovation partner: VoiceMap Material sponsor for Nicola Anthony's work: NPE Art Residency Catalogue design : Jasmine Ho
For the first time, the Aliwal Urban Art Festival will feature an exhibition. Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered is a visual exploration of youth rebellion through skate culture. The exhibition will explore popular 20th century subcultures in new works by 16 artists/collectives from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Using the skateboard as a primary medium, each work will challenge existing stereotypes by reconstructing a new narrative through different creative styles and visual expressions.
‘Can’t be bothered’ – a phrase of disinterest, that marks a sense of mischievous disregard for authority. Combined, these traits are the definition of youth rebellion, personified in the skateboarder.
Skill, discipline, ambition and creativity in using skateboarding as a personal form of self-expression, has resulted in the sport developing its own distinct language and visual identity, recognised in youth culture as a genre in its own right.
Curated by Iman Ismail -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Singapore - Asfi K - Brandon Tay x Jonning Chng x Safuan Johari - Dominic Jacob Clark - Dyn Starr Galactica - Muhammad Izdi - Ryf Zaini - Speak Cryptic - The Chain Gang - TraseOne - Yasee Poh - Zac Tan - ZERO
Facebook Singapore recently relocated its APAC HQ to South Beach Tower Singapore and invited TR853-1
to create new artworks on their premise as part of their AIR (Artist In Residence) Program.
The mural features 2 separate themes of imagination and communication, key ideals of what facebook represents, being merged together in a whimsical artwork.
Huge thanks to Facebook Singapore for the honour of gracing your walls once again!
In conjunction with Singapore's 50th golden jubilee the Australian High Commission is also celebrating 50 years of diplomatic ties with Singapore. As a contribution to the celebration, the Australian High Commission engaged street artists from Singapore and Australia to paint 50 murals all over Singapore.
TR853-1 is honored to represent Singapore in this monumental project. 11 paintings were done throughout various locations in Singapore over a period of 4 weeks.