recently the museums of Singapore were having their campaign, “i love museums”. i thought i will also share my love tales for National Museum of Singapore;
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remember we had an exhibition for documenting Certis Cisco personal at work, one of the photo actually features one of their elite on National Museum’s bridge, over looking the security of the museum. it was first pull out by the client but good photo never dies easily :p . last december, i reused the same idea for my pair of love birds with the same composition, differ by their tone; Cisco – cold, focus, aware of everything / love birds – warm, relax, joy.
after the bridge, if you walk toward your right, you will see Michael Lee’s “National Columbarium of Singapore”. Its is part of “Lost in the City exhibition”, a partner program of Singapore Art Show 2009. the work is taken down already, but you can re-experience his work here: www.tanhaihan.com/mic_national.html
“National Columbarium of Singapore is a model-and-text installation that addresses issues of urban development, memory, and naming. Instead of housing human remains, this hypothetical columbarium features 100 lost Singapore architecture including 45 scaled models of demolished buildings as well as fictitious and unbuilt structures.
White pervades the seemingly phantom city, triggering one’s memory and imagination. Miniaturisation of the buildings into models also stirs the audience to contemplate issues of space, power, and accountability.
By mixing history with fiction, abstraction with realism and artefacts with words, this installation evokes stories and memories about the buildings, extending their “life” beyond their physical existence.”
beside visiting the history museum which has really great installation, content and multimedia add ons ( i think they should consider the new ipad, could be doubled as a touch too ), i am also a frequent visitor to their film theater at the basement. ohh, just outside the theater is farm’s (www.farm.sg) collections of very localize stationaries, childhood toys and postcards for the museum, do check them out!!