Noo­dles, Rice, Spice & Pota­toes

Home & Decor (Singapore) - - Bosch Special -

July 20 to Sept 26 SPRMRKT, 2 McCal­lum Street, Sin­ga­pore Ad­mis­sion is free

At a glance, the mixed-me­dia pieces in this se­ries might seem like a ran­dom mash of textiles and im­ages, but a closer in­spec­tion will re­veal a more cul­tural dimension to the silk-screened can­vases. Cre­ated by South African artist and tex­tile de­signer Deb­o­rah McKel­lar, the 13 pieces re­flect how four cul­tural groups – Chi­nese, Per­anakan, In­dian and Euro­pean – af­fect and in­flu­ence Sin­ga­pore. A blend of im­ages, from colo­nial houses to ev­ery­day scenes of old men play­ing chess, and rep­re­sen­ta­tive ma­te­ri­als, such as Per­anakan beaded slip­pers, form a reflective col­lage of Sin­ga­pore’s iden­tity that in­vites you to take a closer look.

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