What thoughts and images are invoked in your mind when you reflect on the idea of home? Something close to heart for sure.
This month, acclaimed local artist Dawn Ng tells a story of home in an exhibition dubbed Everything You Ever Wanted Is Right Here. Featuring a series of handcrafted photographic and typography-based collages of home, this work is a tongue-in-cheek visual documentary of present day Singapore, over a four-month period of photo-journalism and interviews with locals.
By slicing huge panels of words through large-scale photographs, these collages expose the cultural sentiments bubbling beneath one of the world’s most highly case-studied cities, as it tells the ongoing story of a country in-the-making.
The juxtaposition of image and text sets up a visual peek-a-boo, revealing hidden socio-commentaries on the tensions, idiosyncrasies, and hopes unique to Singapore.
Dealing with everything from the poignant to irreverent, Everything You Ever Wanted Is Right Here is core to the artist’s obsession with the notion of home, identity and belonging and her attempt to fossilize the ever-changing form of the latter.
Date: 6 – 24 September 2012
Venue: Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel Arcade, #01-20/21 (328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719)
Opens daily from 11am to 7pm. Closed on public holidays.