singapore: 'untitled' (singapura #90)

singapore's fost gallery has moved to rather spectacular new premises at the gillman barracks, the city's new nucleus of leading contemporary art venues. the gallery's inaugural show is 'untitled' (singapura #90), opening fri - sep 14 [7pm], is a showcase of interesting new works by seven acclaimed local contemporary artists: anthony chua, heman chong, chun kai feng, chun kai qun, joo choon lin, tang da wu and tang ling nah. the title of the exhibition is an homage to the late cuban-american contemporary artist félix gonzález-torres' [1957 – 1996] deliberate titling scheme, while it also contemplates the tiny city state's legacy of the first generation of leaders: the measuring of their success with hard facts and figures, the international accolades bestowed on its infrastructure, low level of corruption, increased number of arts and cultural events and the list goes on. and yet for a country that usually punches well above its weight, it has astonishingly been ranked only 90 out of 151 countries on the happy planet index 2012. location: 1 lock road, unit 01-02 [bukit merah].

© fost gallery / heman chong - august 1965 [2012]