Visual Arts

Urban Body
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Urban Body

By: Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

Date: 2 Aug – 2 Sep 2012

Time: 9:00am – 9:30pm (Sun/Tues/Wed /Thurs ) & 9:00am – 11:00pm (Fri/Sat). Closed on Mondays.

Venue: The Orange Timble, BLK 56 #01-68, Eng Hoon Street, Tiong Bahru, S160056

Ticket Prices: Free

Website: scyaproject.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/urban-body-speaks-death-a-prologue/

Facebok: www.facebook.com/events/485811061434585/

Synopsis:
‘No longer born of nature but of cities, we are urban beings with our choices to eat, work and make love to only what our urban surroundings proffers’. The Urban Body exhibition presented by SCYA explores through the senorial experience and is curated by Melanie Chua, featuring Photography, Illustration, Installation and street art.

Nine contemporary artists expose and make tangible the cityscapes of our formed selves. Featuring new works in photography, installation and street art, the result are visual provocations that confront both self and urban.

Melinda Lauw posts the findings of her guerilla-style intervention at the Botero bird sculpture outside UOB building along the Singapore River. Billy Soh photographs the last ghosts of two iconic centres of community from the 70s to 90s, now demolished. Illustrator Dan Wong’s hyperbole and detail paints an epic tale of HDB-living. Fashion photographer Clifford Loh presents a series of disturbing metamorphosis of the disembodied self.

The exhibition runs in the Orange Thimble, a café/art space in Tiong Bahru, one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates.


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