In his latest exhibition, Shifting Dioramas, Green Zeng takes us on a different journey across the island to look at the National Day billboards in Singapore’s Jubilee year and examines the connection between changing electoral boundaries, power and order.
Zeng presents a series of photographs taken in the still of the night across 27 electoral constituencies. Familiar National Day billboards with SG50 celebratory messages, smiling MPs and constituents are framed against the heartland landscape and interposed by constituency lines. In a way serving as markers of power and place, the tableau-like billboards allow the viewer to contemplate the changes of setting and players as the boundaries shift with each election. Like an unfinished drawing, the boundary of the constituencies remains a work in progress.
Exhibition period: 17 March – 10 April 2016
Venue: Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel Arcade #01-21, 328 North Bridge Road
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 11am – 7pm