Larger Than Life: The Unspoken Histories of Jurong Neighborhood

Larger Than Life: The Unspoken Histories of Jurong Neighborhood

WHEN
9 November 2017 – 28 January 2018
VENUE
Jurong East Central
OPENING HOURS
Opens All Day
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.verticalsubmarine.org/largerthanlife.html

Larger Than Life: The Unspoken Histories of Jurong Neighborhood

Jurong is commonly known for being a huge industrial estate. However, more than just a place to work, it is also a place to live, learn, and play. With a great residential population, the community of Singaporeans and migrant workers has formed a unique identity of Jurong neighbourhood. Stretching from Taman Jurong to Boon Lay, and further west to Tuas, the area is punctuated with many interesting landmarks, and layered with a strong historical heritage. 

For this public art showcase Larger than Life, the curatorial team aims to transform and activate the public area in Jurong East Central (which marks the beginning to the rest of Jurong) with engaging art installations and events by Singaporean artists. Each of the artwork will explore a particular theme, characteristic, or forgotten history related to the neighbourhood, each with a story to tell about Jurong. 

As a whole, these sculptures and installations will form a compelling narrative about the place and the people there, and allow both the residents and outsiders to engage with contemporary art forms while learning about the history, and renewing their awareness of its cultural heritage. The event will be open to public from 9 of November 2017 to 28 January 2018 with workshops and curated tours. 

Larger Than Life, Vertical Submarine, 2017. Image courtesy of Vertical Submarine
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Taman Jurong
9 December 2017 – 9 December 2018
Taman Jurong Art Trail was developed to share the visual art vibrancy of Taman Jurong and to showcase the visual art projects under Our Gallery At Taman Jurong organised by the Taman Jurong Community Arts & Culture Club (TJCACC), in partnership with the National Arts Council (NAC), and as part of the NAC’s Arts and Culture Nodes initiative.
Various Locations
27 January 2018
Organised by THEO Arts Professionals, The Art Week Tour 2018: Considering Collections takes us for views and discussions of the art collections of corporate art collections in Singapore.