Images of Singapore modernist architecture will be shown alongside an exhibition about the Bauhaus movement in an upcoming exhibition at Objectifs. Entitled bauhaus imaginista x Singapore, the show is an initiative by the Goethe-Institut Singapore to mark the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, an influential German school of design and architecture.
Fourteen large photographic prints by Singapore photographer Jeremy San will be shown, many of which will be seen for the first time. San’s photographic practice had been dedicated to documenting Singapore’s modern built heritage. The buildings that are featured exemplify the Bauhaus concepts of simplicity and functionality, and range from industrial buildings, to the facades of flats built by the Housing Development Board, to places of worship.
Central to the show is bauhaus imaginista, a modular travelling exhibition that investigates the legacy of the Bauhaus through four areas of research from the perspective of challenges faced by the world today. Using four objects created by key thinkers of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Marcel Breuer and Kurt Schwerdtfeger, as a point of departure, the exhibition articulates the transcultural exchanges and encounters that informed the art and design movement, and how its ideas subsequently were modified, adapted or rejected in different local contexts.
The exhibition will also feature a panel discussion that aims to expand on how the Bauhaus impacted Singaporean architecture and design. The panellists are Eduard Kögel, German architect, Professor Ho Puay Peng, Head of the Department of Architecture of the National University of Singapore, and Justin Zhuang, design researcher and writer.
This exhibition is jointly presented by the Goethe-Institut Singapore, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, and the Singapore Heritage Society.
Opening Reception: Sat 23 Nov, 3.30pm
Venue: Chapel Gallery, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road Singapore 188977
Gallery opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 7pm / Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays.
When: 23 Nov - 21 Dec 2019,