For the House; Against the House: Judging Labels

Venue: Living Room @ 61 Aliwal (meeting location to be revealed)
Time: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Duration: Approx. 60 mins
Dates: 23 - 24 January 2021
Admission: $25

For the other experience: For the House; Against the House: Passion Made Impossible



How do we understand our local art history? Labels such as “Second Generation” have been used to attribute artists and works in Singapore’s art history, but are they useful? Are we using such labels to be inclusive or have we excluded certain people through such labels? How can we paint a holistic picture of Singapore art history without assigning judgmental labels?

Curated by Syed Muhd Hafiz, immerse yourself into the art world as you step into the shoes of another in a role-playing debate. Visitors will be randomly assigned a role to play (e.g. a museum director, an art teacher, a collector) and be taken on a guided tour through selected works from the DUO Collection’s private collection and newly commissioned works. Through the tour, you’ll gain the necessary insights and knowledge needed for the debate that follows. The most convincing player will see themselves rewarded!

Works featured from the DUO Collection's private collection include those from artists Choy Weng Yang, Goh Beng Kwan, Ho Ho Ying and Teo Eng Seng. Newly commissioned artists part of this experience include Aisha Rosli, Faris Heizer, Masuri Mazlan and Shen Jiaqi.



For the House; Against the House looks at social issues in Singapore through a unique debate format where art establishes the arguments. In conjunction with the private art collections of Jo and the DUO Collection, curators John Tung and Syed Muhd Hafiz set propositions eliciting contemporary responses through new artwork commissions.

Form your own opinions and state your stance – will you argue for or against the house?
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Living Room @ 61 Aliwal
23 Jan, Sat | 11am - 12pm SOLD OUT $25.00
23 Jan, Sat | 1pm - 2pm SOLD OUT $25.00
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23 Jan, Sat | 5pm - 6pm SOLD OUT $25.00
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