This exhibition double bill by Singaporean performance artist, Tang Da Wu comprises of Sembawang: The D. D. Land and Sembagraphie. Located in the northern terrain of Singapore, Sembawang is known for its natural landscape and rich historical and colonial narratives. Throughout his artistic practice, Tang draws on these sources of inspiration and resources. At Sembawang, he also founded a contemporary art group, The Artists Village (TAV) in the late 1980s which marked a new chapter in the art history of Singapore.
Featuring symbolic installations and video documentaries, these exhibitions serve to document the past and present development of Sembawang as well as Tang’s representation of the myths and legends of this unique landscape. Both exhibitions include art educators’ and students’ workshops and a performance by Stitchen Haus da Opera in reference to Guernica, a monumental anti-war painting by legendary artist, Pablo Picasso that speaks of hope and peace for children.
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2, NAFA, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
When: 6 - 29 Sep 2019, 11am - 7pm (Closed every Public Holiday).