Category Archive: Nostalgia

A Forage into the Heart of Gentrified Tiong Bahru

by Cheryl Lim Xin Rong May’s Open House! at Tiong Bahru addressed its visitors’ innate voyeuristic need to peep into private spaces. Quite an over-subscribed event, I found myself amongst those bent on… Continue reading

Flight Into Memory & Abstraction

BY TANG KUAN YEE Wu Guanzhong was a renowned Chinese contemporary painter who lived through almost a century (1919 to 2010); long enough to see the transformation of his world and art from… Continue reading

Into A Parallel Dimension

BY VISHAKA MANTRI Greeted by stillness and a feeling of stagnation, Donna Ong’s work, The Sixth Day welcomes us to a rather different part of Singapore Art Museum’s Private Collector’s show Chimera. Amidst all… Continue reading

Memory Machine

BY SHERMAINE TOH As I walked through a narrow corridor in the Singapore Art Museum, I approached a small dimly lit room, and in it, a piano; or at least what I assumed resembled… Continue reading

Considering OH!

BY TAM KWAN YUEN The rustic atmosphere of the neighborhood and the intermittent rumblings of vehicles greeted me as I stepped outside of Tiong Bahru Plaza. Glancing back and forth on the map,… Continue reading


BY SAMANTHA NEUBRONNER Finding Chan Hampe Gallery was definitely a challenge. With my sore feet and multiple blisters reminding me of the misguided walk, I embraced the solo exhibition by Safaruddin Abdul Hamid… Continue reading