Set in the historic location of Lau Pa Sat, Hawker! Hawker! brings together Singapore- and New York-based artists, curators, and writers to shine a timely spotlight on Singapore’s evolving hawker culture.
The 13 collaborators in Hawker! Hawker! bring rich approaches and diverse intercultural perspectives from across international borders and disciplines (including participatory installation, sculpture, photography, performance, digital art, and writing) to delve into the then and now of Singapore’s multifaceted hawker culture, as well as to imagine the future of this cherished “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” (UNESCO, December 2020).
From traversing thematic dimensions of our personal and collective stories to exploring dialogues surrounding community and the environment, Hawker! Hawker! will harness the transformative power of the arts to engage audiences in considering a more sensitive awareness of the issues around food in public spaces, as well as our rituals, histories, and relations with the players within.
List of Artists: Alison Kuo (US), Cynthia Delaney Suwito (ID), Elephnt (SG), Ezzam Rahman (SG), Liana Yang (SG), Ong Kian Peng (SG), Veronyka Lau (SG), Yam Chew Oh (SG), Yen Phang (SG).
With written contributions from: Ang Kia Yee (SG), Anna Harsanyi (US), Kamiliah Bahdar (SG), Kimberly Shen (SG)