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The Measure of Your Dwelling: Singapore as Unhomed

Geraldine Kang: from the series "Of Two Bedrooms", 2010–2015, photography; © Geraldine Kang
Geraldine Kang: from the series "Of Two Bedrooms", 2010–2015; © Geraldine Kang

Singapore as an island- and city-state is a special and exciting place. Within the contemporary art scene Singapore is a melting pot of diverse artistic tendencies and cultural influences. Artists from all over the world live and work here in order to be part of the art scene with its exhibitions, conferences, symposia and festivals.

The limited space of the city requires flexible urban planning and development. Induced by the permanent restoration of older buildings almost no area is spared from the constant renewal. New technologies immediately lead to new ever more gigantic construction projects which increasingly dominate the city. This affects not only the Singapore skyline but also the organization of the lives of residents, whose working, living, recreation areas are dictated by architecture without having individual alternatives, because the necessary space is lacking. Artists address this phenomenon in widely differing ways. They manifest in their work that this constant change influences the population as well as culture and art.

Ashley Yeo: Bones of a Dying World, 2014, pencil on paper; © Ashley Yeo
Charles Lim: All the Lines Flow Out, 2011, video still; © Charles Lim
Chua Chye Teck: from the series: „Paradise”, 2006 – 2013, photography; © Chua Chye Teck
Chun Kai Feng: Untitled, 2014, stainless steel, mild steel and tempered glass; © Chun Kai Feng
Geraldine Kang: from the series „Of Two Bedrooms“, 2010–2015, photography; © Geraldine Kang
Grace Tan & Randy Chan: from the series „Building as a Body”, 2013, photography; © Grace Tan & Randy Chan
Ho Tzu Nyen: Earth, 2009–2011, video still; © Ho Tzu Nyen
Jeremy Sharma: Mode Change (gallery view installation), 2014, Polystyrene EPS foam; © Jeremy Sharma
Tan Pin Pin: The Impossibility of Knowing, 2010, video still; © Tan Pin Pin
Vince Ong: TABLE #2, 2015, mainly in stainless steel, polished & hairline finish; © Vince Ong
Zai Tang: Respect III (Bukit Brown Cemetery), 2015, graphite, ink, charcoal and digital print; © Zai Tang

Exhibition catalogue

The Measure of Your Dwelling: Singapore as Unhomed. Berlin: ifa, 2015. – 197 pp.

The Measure of Your Dwelling: Singapore as Unhomed

Berlin: ifa, 2015. – 197 pp.

ifa Gallery Stuttgart

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  • Tuesdays – Sundays   12 – 6 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays and on holidays

24.07.2015 – 04.10.2015

Arts Education Stuttgart

17.09.2015, 17:00 h - 18:00 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Singapore as Unhomed
Guided Tour
25.09.2015, 17:00 h - 18:00 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Singapore as Unhomed
Guided Tour
02.10.2015, 17:00 h - 18:00 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Singapore as Unhomed
Guided Tour