SPRMRKT presents HDB Homes Of Singapore, a photo exhibition held at its McCallum premises from now to 27th June. The exhibition is a collaboration between Japanese artists, Eitaro Ogawa and Tamae Iwasaki, the people behind Keyakismos, as well as Tomohisa Miyauchi, a senior lecturer at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, who helped realise their ideas and passion to make a book about portraying the diversity, culture, individuality, colours and creativity within HDB (Housing Development Board) homes.
What started out as a chance meeting and a friendly conversation between the trio, developed into a three- year pictorial journey around the time of Singapore’s 50th anniversary, documenting and learning about the imaginatively created spaces of 118 HDB homes. Exclusively for this photo exhibition, they have selected images from their original 700-page photobook to be reprinted and displayed at SPRMRKT on 2 McCallum Street.
Keyakismos and Tomohisa Miyauchi provide a fresh insight to what may seem as a mundane space to most Singaporeans, by showcasing the homes of people of different cultures, generations and backgrounds living in harmony. Flat owners opened up their homes with warm hospitality to be photographed, from their furniture, to the décor and environment – interiors that are as distinct as the people who live in it. Each photograph showcases the beauty of everyday life that exists within public housing and captures the ambience of the space, and not the man or man in action, evoking memories as well as emotions.
HDB Homes of Singapore: The Photo Exhibition by Keyakismos and Tomohisa Miyauchi is held at SPRMRKT on 2 McCallum Street from now to 27 June with a book signing reception on 3 May. Refreshments including local traditional sweets and snacks will be served