Loke Hong Seng is renowned for his images of Singapore from the 1960s to 1980s. One of the pioneers of street photography in Singapore, his black-and-white images portray the industrialisation and urban transformation of the nation-building era, and suggest the tensions at work in everyday life in the 1960s and 70s, with kampung and waterborne communities giving way to the abstract contours of HDB housing estates, and pastoral and agricultural landscapes juxtaposed against scenes of land clearance and construction. What these social portraits depict is the contested terrain of a young nation-state in flux, of lifeworlds caught between one historical zeitgeist and the next.
Venue: Red Eye Smokehouse, 1 Cavan Road, Singapore 209842
Hours: Mon–Sat 12pm–3pm, 5pm–10.30pm
Sun 12pm–3pm, 9pm
When: 15 Dec 2019 - 28 Jan 2020,