Sunday, January 9, 2011

(oh!) i visited marine parade last night

Five awesome flats that were filled with arts in Marine Parade heartlands. How cool is that?

Posters for OH! Art Walkabout at HDB void deck.

Flat No. 1:
A true retro art space of its own. This flat is filled with nostalgic atmosphere. Instead of looking at the art pieces, i realised i was more curious with the things in the house. And this is the only picture i took in this flat.

Flat No. 2:
The artist literally turned the flat upside down... luckily in a rather interesting way :-)

i love this set of posters – love the natural tones of black, the lightness of the strokes and the flowing of the ink.

House owners were asked to write their own eulogies which were turned into art pieces.

A unique basin in the house, not one of the ‘arts’ though.

Thanks to this curtain, now you can peep at the neighbours without them knowing.

Open space outside flat no. 3, and this has got to be the most fun of all exhibits.
Compare the first two sets of images, can you spot the difference? There were certain marked spots on the ground, and when you stand on them, you get to see the ‘perfect’ angle of the individual pieces. In the last image, don’t you think my friend looked ‘cut-out’ too? How bizarre! lol

Flat No. 3:

These little lamps are gorgeous!


A rather sad looking painting of abandoned chairs in the rain.

Flat No. 4:
Some pieces by Messy Msxi which i’ve seen at her previous exhibition. i think it’s a pity that the titles were gone, they were perfect for the illustrations and brought out the gist of the idea behind it.

Flat No. 5:

The living room was covered by a large piece of canvas with small little holes. Peep through them to see the living space (and performing arts) from different angles.

It felt so different (in a good way) looking at art pieces in flats, especially when they’re the actual homes of others. In fact the flats were equally interesting as the art pieces. i think the only drawback from the whole art walkabout was the walking distance. i wish the flats were nearer to one another. It was quite a long walk and especially after the last flat, we need to make our way back to the starting point at the community centre where the car was parked. Luckily the weather had been quite cool last night.

Overall, it was a great experience at Marine Parade and i’m already looking forward to the next art walkabout... i hope they will come to Tiong Bahru :-)

8, 9, 15, 16 Jan 2011
4 – 8pm
Marine Parade CC Plaza

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