The Substation presents HIBERNATED WORKS 3.0 + 30% by Singaporean artist Tang Mun Kit from 5 – 17 December 2017 in the Theatre. This third iteration comes 20 years after the first HIBERNATED WORKS show organised at The Substation Gallery in 1997. An Opening Event will take place Tuesday, 5 December 2017, at 7:00PM with Guest-of-Honour Low Sze Wee, Director, Curatorial, Collections & Education, National Gallery Singapore.
Featuring an installation piece titled “AFTERMATH OF THE DISCIPLINE,” Tang reflects upon the disciplined march towards progress and development. In the upheaval of the city landscape, there is always excess – leftover, out-dated, obsolete objects destined for the rubbish dump. Extending the act of disciplining to the city’s people, Tang comments on the consequent displacement of human activity and livelihoods through the impingement of individual rights, creativity, and personal space. The installation work can be seen as an attempt to understand how the city copes with the aftermath of disciplinary practices.
The Substation’s Artistic Director, Alan Oei, comments, “Tang is an artist who finds new life in junk; he stakes a position against the excess of the city. It is ideological, but for me, what’s more interesting is that it’s material. He has spent more than three decades working with the very same junk. Even when the work is taken apart for storage, it is a hibernation – of things yet to come. This kind of commitment to one’s practice is astounding in today’s fast pace of production and spectacle.”
Venue: The Substation Theatre, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
When: 5 - 17 Dec 2017,
By: The Substation