Formerly known as “2015 Drive”, SINGAPORE ARTS CLUB is the 2nd annual public arts project in Gillman Barracks. Over the evening of 22nd January, visitors will be able to participate in various activities throughout the arts district. Supporting activities such as food and beverage pop-ups, live music, an Extreme Picnic hosted by Post-Museum, Dwellings at Gillman: Homes for Artists and Researchers by the NUS Architecture Year Two Design Studio and galleries which will be open after hours are some of the events exclusive to the night of the launch. The month of January will also see specialised lunchtime talks held by Arnoldii Arts Club, guided tours by the docents from Friends of the Museum, and a complimentary circulation of an art and lifestyle publication elaborating on the means of contemporary art in Singapore, to help bridge the burgeoning art scene with the international art world.
The multi-dimensional theme for 2016 is “Myth,” through “common myths” and the artists’ involvement in creating stories. The artworks for the project will come from four Singaporean artists of varying contemporary genre. This is the first time for all four artists to be working outdoors.
Jack Tan will explore and exaggerate Singaporean myths through a children’s lantern parade, flag installation and lantern installation, featuring eight Singaporean Youkais (mythical folkloric characters) in “Mythologies.” Sean Lee will hold a live photography session where strangers are invited to get into bed together to have their portraits taken. In addition, he will exhibit photographic work from his “Two People” and “Shauna” collections on building facades and pavements throughout Gillman Barracks. Joo Choon Lin will be staging an action-performance piece around an interactive sculpture, exploring multiple themes including the culture of shopping and the human sense of touch in “Abdominal BASS Cavern Of A Stricken HEART.” Mark Thia will be presenting several voice pieces in different parts of Gillman Barracks.
Admission to all Singapore Arts Club programmes and exhibitions are free unless otherwise stated.
When: 22 Jan - 22 Feb 2016,
By: Gillman Barracks