I’m wondering how many of you actually follow my blog, but nevertheless, I’m going to try to blog about an on-going event happening now! Hope anyone seeing this post don’t just close this immediately.. (At least read till the end please… >.<)
If you are around Maxwell/Tanjong Pager area, why not pop by URA, Singapore City Gallery to view some artistic photography by Akai Chew, his first SOLO exhibition..
As adapted from his FB event page:
Every year, during the lunar 7th Month, the cityscape of Singapore is lit up by brilliant lights of the getai.
The getai stages are inserted into the existing cityscape, affixing themselves onto footpaths, trees, lampposts, and existing buildings. For a short span of a few nights, they become a beacon, attracting audiences from far and wide.
Empty spaces are turned into lively places of show, ceremonies and rituals. These structures appear for a few days and then disappear, surviving and functioning through this temporal symbiotic architecture.
Do note tat his solo exhibition is till 10 September 2016 at Singapore City Gallery, 45 Maxwell Road. Definitely an exhibition not to be missed! PS: It’s located at level 3, just take the URA lift up to level 3, turn left and you’ll see it.. There’s the exhibition decoy on the lift too..
Tada, the entrance to the exhibition:
Some snapshot of the exhibition.. (Pardon for some blurry image, some images looks blurry on my camera and I don’t know is it because of my shaky hands or it’s actually normal but it’s the camera setting. Can’t wait for another month for my Samsung Phone!)
The idea is to bring out the getai tentage and architecture, from past to current, how getai’s stage “grow” these years..
We went to the “opening ceremony” held on 2nd August 2016. See the crowd! Hooohoo.. Success to Akai Chew.. Well, being a photographer/designer, solo exhibition is one of the best achievement one could get.. So, DO SUPPORT!