STUDIES OF AUTOMOBILITY
30 June to 17 July 2022
In 2014, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the goal of a “Car-Lite Singapore”. He remarked during a speech, ‘We have to rely less on cars on the roads because we cannot keep on building roads—more roads for more cars”. What the Prime Minister did not say--but could be reasonably inferred—is that our reliance on cars, and the consequent need for more roads, have relegated the development of infrastructures for other modes of travel, making them less convenient. National goals and strategic planning aside, decades of automobile-centricity have become inalienable from our experience of the built environment.
* The artist talk has been cancelled, we apologise for the inconvenience caused *
The artist will be holding a sharing session about his project and process:
17 July, Sunday, 2 to 3pm
Email Kristine.Ng@goethe.de to register.
Bruce Quek is a Singaporean artist and writer. Driven by a fascination with the strangeness and complexity of cities, he observes our technological society with a sense of cynical humour, and reframes commonplace experiences to heighten their internal absurdities and contradictions. His work has been shown in group exhibitions at ZKM, Karlsruhe, QAGOMA, Brisbane, and Singapore Art Museum, among others. Between 2015 and 2019, he worked with the late performance artist Lee Wen on the Independent Archive.
136 GOETHE LAB is a new project space at the Goethe-Institut Singapore. Housed in the former library and reading room, the space is intended as a response to the need for physical spaces for the arts, and an ongoing conversation with the public and arts community in Singapore.
╡║╞ is supported as part of the open call RECONNECT for 136 GOETHE LAB, which invited artists working on incubation projects or new bodies of work to present or develop their work in the space
LOCATION AND OPENING HOURS
136 Neil Road (entrance on Bukit Pasoh Road)
Wednesday & Thursday, 2 to 8pm
Friday to Sunday, 12 to 8pm