Pink Dot was amazing! You can barricade us but you can't stop the love from spreading. Super happy to be a part of something like this in Singapore, knowing that your bestfriend is not alone and that we are better when we stand together #pinkdot2017#pride#loveislove#iamanally
2.5months in a city filled with art and graffitti, music and love. I don't know about you, but I can deal with the lack of bubble tea choices here and the cold. I can also deal with the non-spicy food and the German language. With lots of love, Singaporean girl who hates the hot weather and the late-capitalistic grind of the tiny city-state. PS: URGH.
Sometimes, political art is so painfully reactionary and straight-forward that the poetry of an artwork is absent in the visuals. It also helps if you are the nephew of a certain dissident Chinese artist. But, if the finances are within reach, please consider scaling this work up and turning it into an installation where visitors can climb up the suited man and slide down into Pinocchio's chest via the lengthened nose. Perhaps, that could hint at something deeper and more meaningful than the usual satirical jab.
The Probable Trust Registry by Adrian Piper adopts the legal document as an approach in keeping promises and being trustworthy. Like the title suggests, the participatory work is attempting to plant the seeds of trustworthiness in visitors and hopes to see the fruit of that tiny labour impact society in the future. This is the artist's reflection and reaction to our current socio-political climate, where cynicism and pessimism are the general outlook of many people. Think of the legal document in this installation like a character development lesson, but without actual penalties when breached and only as a reminder that you are building trust with yourself, and eventually with the people around you.
The trouble with pointy objects is that it objectively wants to penetrate and puncture the otherwise vast emptiness with their nothingness. Each stands on its own, being an eyesore for the beauty that is air.