All In Her Day’s Work by Charmaine Poh

All In Her Day’s Work by Charmaine Poh

WHEN
17 – 28 January 2018
VENUE
ION Art Gallery
OPENING HOURS
Opens Daily 10am–10pm
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.singaporefringe.com

All In Her Day’s Work by Charmaine Poh

Singapore is well known for its highly developed market economy, which thrives on avowed meritocracy and high levels of competitiveness. Yet, despite the veneer of social mobility, there are labour sectors which are reliant on the persistence of traditional expectations of how women should appear, speak, and act.

Through exploring industries related to physical beauty, this photographic series uses the tradition of documentary storytelling to consider the pressures placed on women's bodies and the performativity of gender.

All In Her Day's Work gathers narratives from working women as a way to open up possible new perspectives of the 'ideal beauty' that many of them strive for.

The exhibition is commissioned as part of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018: Let’s Walk.


Lily, beauty trainer (composite image), Charmaine Poh, 2017. Image courtesy of Charmaine Poh
NUS Museum
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NUS alumni and practicing artists Stefen Chow and Huiyi Lin present an installation series at the NUS Museum titled Homeless, which puts together visual indicators of private and transnational economies, current mobility of communities, and the shared aspect of power in society.