TWENTY TWENTY
TWENTY TWENTY

When
11 – 27 January
Venue
2 Cavan Road
Opening Hours
Mon–Fri 5pm–10pm
Sat and Sun 2pm–10pm
Closed on Mon and Chinese New Year
Website
2cavanroad.com
Admission
Admission Fees Apply

TWENTY TWENTY will officially open its doors 10 January 2020 with an opening party hosted by artists x Lo & Behold Group to kick off the first day of Singapore Art Week; the annual arts event celebrated by creative professionals, art practitioners and all groups in the creative industries.

Strange Things is a show populated by unfamiliar entities and alien objects. Interventions, disruptions, interpositions, negotiations–the works included in the present exhibition represent a range of responses to the material and visual milieu of the derelict structures of the 2 Cavan Road complex. Dating from the early 1930s, the now disused factory space represents an eclipsed historical presence in the layers of the palimpsest that is Singapore's urban fabric. The objects and bodies of Strange Things, like transplanted beings in an otherworldly landscape, are playful, meditative, exotic, phantasmagorical. 

Headlining Strange Things is Merry Go Round, a massive installation by local artist Dawn Ng, who is mounting 299 pieces of L-shaped mirror floor-mounted in a circle, towering 2.5m in height.

About Merry Go Round by Dawn Ng 
Merry Go Round invites visitors to experience the confounding phenomenon of collapsing dimensions and the unravelling of time. Arriving at the core enveloped by mirrored planes of flexions which allude to an inescapable black hole, one is confronted by facets of splintered self, divide of time and states of reflexivity. A poetic intervention in climates of change and vanished memories, Merry Go Round triggers consciousness and embolden us to confront and question the plight of being human.


List of Works
Dawn Ng, MERRY GO ROUND
Santi Wangchuan, untitled
Mike HJ Chang, False Spring / False Land
Wong Lip Chin, untitled
Tuan Mami, In One’s Breath - Nothing Stands Still
Muhammad Akbar, Il Fait Bleu
Nicholas Ong, Absurd Theatrics series

Admission
Suggested contribution at the door

Curator Tours
18, 19 January
3pm, 5.30pm, 8.30pm
$15 per pax (price includes general admission)

TWENTY TWENTY is led by the Singapore Arts Club.

Image courtesy of Singapore Arts Club

Exhibition
Kancil Menghadap Beringin (The Mousedeer Comes Before the Banyan Tree)

Malay Heritage Centre
11 Oct 2019 – 21 Jun 2020
Kancil Menghadap Beringin (The Mousedeer Comes Before the Banyan Tree)
On the occasion of the Bicentennial, artist Shooshie Sulaiman reimagines two narratives from Malay folklore upon the grounds of the Malay Heritage Centre.
Exhibition
Kami Berlabuh ke Garis Magenta (We Docked by the Magenta Line)

Gedung Kuning
11 Oct 2019 – 21 Jun 2020
Kami Berlabuh ke Garis Magenta (We Docked by the Magenta Line)
In this installation, artist Fyerool Darma will create a shophouse display in the heart of Kampong Gelam that reflects upon these place histories, in light of the district’s evolving identity as a site for tourism and heritage.
Exhibition
Imaging a Nation: Loke Hong Seng and Post-Independence Singapore

Red Eye Smokehouse
15 Dec 2019 – 28 Jan 2020
Imaging a Nation: Loke Hong Seng and Post-Independence Singapore
Held in collaboration with Red Eye Smokehouse, this exhibition features Loke Hong Seng, one of the pioneers of street photography in Singapore.
Exhibition
The Open Workshop

Supernormal
3 – 18 January
The Open Workshop
The Open Workshop references the traditions of process art, where processes in art-making are not hidden but a prominent aspect of the completed work.