Somewhere in Bedok blooms the blushing rouge of embroidered roses

Somewhere in Bedok blooms the blushing rouge of embroidered roses

WHEN
14 – 30 January 2022
VENUE
Bedok Reservoir (go to Google maps)
OPENING HOURS
To be announced
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
https://www.somewhereinbedok.com

Somewhere in Bedok blooms the blushing rouge of embroidered roses

Somewhere in Bedok blooms the blushing rouge of embroidered roses is a show staged in a HDB apartment, somewhere in Bedok. The space assumes the aesthetics and function of a living museum, having been decorated in Rococo and Georgian styles. From the gilded furnishings to the sculpted curves of the fixtures, to the collection of art and ornamental objects, including paintings, turn-of-the-century Chinoiserie and antique English and European porcelain, the mood is one of high visual drama. Its theatricality calls out to be deconstructed, and the exhibition explores the themes of domesticity and the uncanny in response to the material lushness of its environs. The Freudian uncanny embodies the tensions between what is familiar and comfortable and, conversely, what is concealed or erased - the un-familiar, or un-homely.
Image Credits: Bedok Coast, Marjorie Doggett (1957) (c) National Archives of Singapore THE NEST STUDIO
List of Artists: Johann MF, Sarah Ninjawhee, Adeline Kueh, Masuri Mazlan, Tini Aliman, Juria Toramae, Ian Woo
The admission for this event is free but subjected to limited capacity, please do pre-book for a slot in advance here.
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