“We must forget in order to remain present, forget in order not to die, forget in order to remain faithful.”- Marc Augé, 'Oblivion'
For the House; Against the House
returns for its third edition with two new motions up for debate. Titled ______ is Dead
, the debate-oriented series presents 'The Museum is Dead' and 'Desire is Dead' conceptualised by Singaporean curators John Tung and Adele Tan respectively.
Taking place within Tanglin Shopping Centre – a mall scheduled for enbloc – the exhibitions’ manifestation at the site goes beyond their topics of inquiry, revealing the entanglements between Singapore’s ubiquitous shopping malls and our cultural identity. Bringing together new commissions and artworks from private collections, the two exhibitions set the stage for discussions on the mortality of cherished concepts.
This exhibition is accompanied by a series of tours and programs. RSVP for these programmes here
Curators: Adele Tan, John Tung
Artists: Annie Cabigting, Gaston Damag, Geraldine Javier, Grace Tan, Guo-Liang Tan, Irene Chou, Jimmy Ong, Joanne Lim, Joshua Kon, Kara Inez, Khairullah Rahim, Kray Chen, Liana Yang, Marla Bendini, Michael Lee, Miguel Aquilizan, Mit Jai Inn, Moe Satt, Natisa Jones, Priyageetha Dia, Susie Wong, Thitibodee Rungteerawattananon, Wantanee Siripattananuntakul, Zulkhairi Zulkiflee
Desire is Dead — Panel Discussion moderated by Adele Tan
10 Jan 2023 (Tues), 7-8:30 pm
Join us for an evening of discussions on whether “Desire is Dead” with Curator Adele Tan and our invited speakers from various backgrounds. Debating how desire finds tension within the state apparatus, the panel will ruminate on how desire tends to exceed and overrun its boundaries and affect how we relate to each other bodily and politically.
The Museum is Dead — Panel Discussion moderated by John Tung
12 Jan 2023 (Thu), 7-8:30 pm
Featuring a panel of distinguished speakers from museum backgrounds, gain deeper insight into the changing definition, roles, and function of the museum today. With the multitudes of variations across each museum’s manifestation and curatorial focuses, the panel seeks to uncover the fundamental characteristics that define their operations and justify their continued existence.