M.A.T.A.S by RSCLS x Ryf Zaini

M.A.T.A.S by RSCLS x Ryf Zaini

WHEN
18 January – 11 February 2018
VENUE
Aliwal Arts Centre
OPENING HOURS
Opens Daily 2pm–10pm
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.aliwalartscentre.sg

M.A.T.A.S by RSCLS x Ryf Zaini

M.A.T.A.S or Make A Terrific Artwork Someday is a tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted comment by the RSCLS collective on the Singapore street art community’s endless commitment to stay relevant and sustainable, while balancing tensions such as the politics and negotiation of space, both public and personal. These tensions, which are commonplace in the practice of street art, stresses that space both physical and metaphorical, is a very limited commodity. 

For the first time, RSCLS will collaborate with interactive artist, Ryf Zaini to create a body of interactive artworks. As an urban art collective, this is a departure from their usual modus operandi of spray-painted murals. The union of these two creative entities out of their comfort zone, will aim to create, encourage and challenge the complexities of space for artistic and personal expression in an environment such as Singapore, where the unmitigated scrutiny of technologically-advanced public surveillance, and trigger-happy netizens come together in an oddball approach to active citizenry. 

M.A.T.A.S is presented by Aliwal Arts Centre, in conjunction with Singapore Art Week. 

M.A.T.A.S Teaser Poster, RSCLS, 2017. Image courtesy of RSCLS and Aliwal Arts Centre
Art Fair & Galleries
Intersections Gallery
17 January – 11 March 2018
Born in Shan State, Ko Z belongs to the Kachin ethnic minority who live in the Northern most state of Myanmar.