As Singapore celebrates their Golden Jubilee (the 50th anniversary of their independence), Singapore Tourism Board unveils a festival of events around New York City as part of the SG50 celebration, including Singapore: Inside Out, which will be at Madison Square Park from September 23-27.
Singapore: Inside Out is a physical manifestation of Singapore’s creative evolution, featuring interpretations of Singapore by more than 20 Singaporean creative talents. lillStrange’s favorite exhibit by far was 1000 Crosses by Janice Wong, a playful edible art installation featuring a ceiling full of lollipops, gumdrop walls and chocolate-coated poles.
While walking through Singapore: Inside Out you can hear sounds of clanking glass, the Zul presents Alice, Did You Hear That?, a sound installation inspired by Alice in Wonderland and a book by Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Slater titled Spaces speak, are you listening?
Elyn Wong is the mastermind behind Singapore-based womenswear label, Stolen. When worn, the garment becomes one with its wearer, coming alive with individual expression and personality. When hung, the garment takes on a life of its own. With this work, Stolen challenges the perception of the garment as an inanimate object.
We easily spent over an hour exploring Singapore: Inside Out in New York City, and we were sad to see it go. Happy 50th Singapore!