The Mamakan Art Collective (Danish-born, Singapore-based artist Kristine Oustrup Laureijs, Singaporean artist Steve Chua and Singaporean entrepreneur and writer Laletha Nithiyanandan) presents its first ever exhibitions and artist tours.
Is Singapore still trying to catch up to the perceived sophistication and modernity of the North and the West? Is a self-image based on homegrown produce being less worthy than the produce from foreign soils? Are we so blinded by the promises of far-away glamour that we miss out on the unique abundance of tastes yet to be discovered nearby?
The theme of “GastroGeography” refers to the complex relationship between food and place, culture and nature. We build connections with what we eat and where it’s grown. In short – “GastroGeography of Singapore” – is a play of location and identity, thus tying in with the Biennale’s theme of An Atlas of Mirrors in the context of contemporary Singapore. The artwork for the Singapore Biennale 2016 presents two installations and eight mobile experiences with tastings and maps featuring native plants, fruits and herbs growing in the heart of Singapore.
Artist Tour: 29 October 2016, 8.30am – 11.30am
Venue: WOWhaus, 23 Niven Road, Singapore 228370
Exhibition hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm
When: 29 Oct 2016, 8.30am - 11.30am