Singapore Art Week 2022 – The Story of Calico
The story of calico foregrounds the different ideals and notions of nurturing and care away from traditional (gendered) norms. For this exhibition, we seek to highlight and elevate the materiality of calico as the main material due to its humble relationship to colonial trade routes and to reclaim its role in today’s context. The selection of intergenerational artists – from more established to emerging whose practices focus on craft, foreground the crafting elements, techniques, intangible/marginal positioning, narratives and storytelling – are important to The story of calico as we reclaim certain themes around intimacy and distance, domesticity in light of the pandemic, and repetitive gestures of ‘becoming’. Exhibit closed on Mondays.