Margins: drawing pictures of home
Margins: drawing pictures of home

Margins: drawing pictures of home

Margins: drawing pictures of home presents the works of 15 contemporary photographers who reflect on topics important to Singapore today, particularly urgent during these uncertain times.

Familiar and recognisable landscapes and people are subtly mediated through the photographic lens offering us deeper insights into our surroundings and current issues. These artistic responses eloquently articulate our rich and diverse migrant histories, our blended cultural ancestries, our everyday living conditions – imagining beyond the margins of our own lives and into the lives of others.

Some of the photographs presented in the exhibition encourage us to question our understanding of belonging, and to understand better the lives of those who have worked hard to make Singapore what it is today. Other images reflect on the mundane and sometimes eccentric humour to be found in the city-state while others transform the uncomfortable polluted air of the annual haze condition into a beautiful monochromatic installation.

This exhibition explores our hopes and dreams for Singapore and the stories that help us define the places we call home.

Margins: drawing pictures of home is part of the 7th edition of Singapore International Photography Festival.

John Clang, The Land of my Heart (Dragon Playground), 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.


Margins Spotlight Tour with Adrian George
29 January 2021, 7pm

Meeting point at Margins: drawing pictures from home exhibition entrance, B2

Join Adrian George (Director, Exhibitions and Museum Services at ArtScience Museum) in this intimate evening tour of Margins as he shares about the making of the exhibition and discusses compelling photographic works from the show that reflect stories close to home.

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