2219 :Futured Imagined

2219: Futures Imagined

23 NOVEMBER 2019 – 5 APRIL 20

Jelajahi Singapura 200 tahun dari sekarang dan temukan perubahan yang mungkin terjadi pada dunia.

Pameran nyata dan menyeluruh ini adalah perjalanan menuju dunia imajiner pada masa depan, yang memamerkan karya lebih dari dua puluh empat artis, arsitek, sineas, penulis, serta perusahaan teater di Singapura dan seluruh dunia.

Sepanjang 2019, Singapore Bicentennial telah menelaah kekayaan sejarah Singapura sejak kedatangan Sir Stamford Raffles pada 1819 maupun 500 tahun sebelumnya. Bicentennial tidak hanya menunjukkan gambaran dua abad silam, melainkan juga mengajak untuk membuat spekulasi kondisi 200 tahun mendatang. 2219: Futures Imagined menjajaki rentang 200 tahun antara sekarang dan 2219 - tahun perayaan hari jadi keempat abad Singapura.

Pameran yang dikemas dalam lima Babak ini menempatkan pengunjung dalam skenario yang menjelajahi kemungkinan dampak perubahan iklim dan hilangnya keanekaragaman hayati planet pada hidup kita. Pertunjukan ini menyediakan ruang perenungan bagi pengunjung untuk memikirkan konteks global yang melibatkan Singapura, serta cara faktor lingkungan memengaruhi negara kita.

2219: Peserta

Pameran akan menghadirkan karya yang menggugah pemikiran dari lebih dua lusin seniman dan pengrajin setempat maupun internasional, termasuk sederet nama besar dalam kancah seni serta desain kontemporer, seperti:

  • Larry Achiampong (Inggris) - dengan pameran besar pertamanya di Asia
  • John Akomfrah (Inggris) - dengan pagelaran pertamanya di Singapura
  • Sarah Choo (Singapura)
  • Finbarr Fallon (Singapura)
  • Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapura)
  • Shan Hur (Korea) - dengan pagelaran pertamanya di Singapura
  • Adeline Kueh (Singapura)
  • Zarina Muhammad (Singapura)
  • Alvin Pang (Singapura)
  • Lisa Park (Korea) - dengan pagelaran pertamanya di Singapura
  • Rimini Protokoll (Jerman) - dengan pameran pertamanya di Asia Tenggara
  • Superflux (UK) - dengan pameran pertama mereka di Asia Tenggara
  • Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapura)

Peserta lainnya akan diumumkan dalam waktu dekat.

The participants of the show will create ‘experiential futures’, immersive installations, theatrical sets, meditative spaces, interactive artworks, films, prints and sculptures that allow audiences to step into, and be part of, possible futures. Together, the artworks convey a future which contains many familiar aspects of Singapore in the present day. Industrial features, such as shipping containers echo Singapore's historical importance as a port. Domestic features, such as the HDB apartment, will be key environments to communicate how the city of tomorrow is being transformed by threats such as climate change. 

Throughout the exhibition, graphics and films which represent scenarios for Singapore's future - such as the development of green-buildings and the expansion of vertical farms - feature as visible symbols of Singapore's continuous process of preparing for the future.

 

Saksikan 2219: Futures Imagined
Pameran diatur dalam lima Babak yang menggaungkan struktur Bicentennial Experience, From Singapore to Singaporean, di Fort Canning. Setiap Babak ditujukan untuk menghanyutkan pengunjung dalam skenario yang menampilkan betapa besarnya pengaruh perubahan lingkungan Bumi terhadap kehidupan. Kelima Babak ini menelusuri cara masyarakat, budaya, dan tradisi Singapura dapat berkembang saat dihadapkan dengan perubahan global.
Act I articulates some of the worldwide transformations which are already occurring due to environmental degradation – desertification in some places, flooding in others - as visitors transition from 2019 into the world of the future.

In Act II, visitors will step into a possible future located in a public housing apartment set in the midway in the 21st Century. Through cleverly designed interiors and strategic placement of various household items, the apartment enables visitors to experience the lived consequences of climate change, showing how Singaporeans may adapt to a changed environment. This section also includes artworks that show how Singapore, and its neighbouring nations, may acclimatise to a world which is beginning to be reshaped by rising sea-levels, and disruptions to global trade.

Act III explores a possible new subterranean world, created by the necessity to migrate underground. The centrepiece is a detailed speculative architectural proposal for large-scale underground living environment. Singapore's mastery of critical infrastructure is highlighted, suggesting that the island-state is well-placed to adjust to such a dramatic change. Act III also investigates how our relationship with nature may to change, if we moved away from the surface where much of life is sustained. 

Act IV presents a dramatic immersive installation that aims to evoke a sense of urgency, encouraging us to take steps towards environmental conservation to protect all our futures. Visitors are invited to take part in a piece of participatory theatre which explores a future in which the oceans have adapted to support certain marine life, but the planet has become hostile for people.

No matter how dramatically the world around us will change, the qualities that make Singapore unique will remain, as it moves towards its Quadricentennial. The final section of the exhibition, Act V, meditates on how cultures and traditions persevere, suggesting it is through these collective memories, and shared customs, that we will be able to create the links between the past, present and future.

Donate a Book to The Library of Necessary Books

At the heart of 2219: Futures Imagined is The Library of Necessary Books.  From literary cannon to DIY manuals of utilitarian know-how, The Library of Necessary Books is a collection of books that have been lovingly handed down for generations, from the past into the future.

Visitors are now invited to submit books to the Library for display in the exhibition. The Library is accepting donations of books that may hold a special meaning to visitors, or books that donors deem important for future generations of Singaporeans. When they make their book submission, donors are encouraged to write a message that they would like to convey to the library users of the future. The Librarian of Necessary Books will take receipt of the books in special sessions at ArtScience Museum, and curate a selection for display in the exhibition. The first book donation will happen on 21 November, and subsequently on every first Saturday of each month throughout the run of the exhibition. 

2219: Futures Imagined is curated by ArtScience Museum, based on an idea by Alvin Pang, with support from curatorial advisors Annie Jael Kwan and Adriel Luis.

It is co-produced by SpaceLogic.

Tentang Mitra
Didukung oleh
The Singapore Bicentennial marks the 200th anniversary of Stamford Raffles’ arrival in Singapore, a key turning point in our history. But our story did not start in 1819. It started more than 700 years ago. 2019 is a time for commemoration and appreciation of the historical events, cast of contributors and communities that shaped our evolution. It is a reflection of our journey from Singapore to Singaporean.
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Sebagai penyedia solusi terintegrasi yang ahli dalam bidang proyek interior museum dan galeri permanen, SPACElogic telah dipercaya dan memiliki rekam jejak cemerlang dalam menghadirkan layanan berstandar tinggi. SPACElogic bekerja sama dengan ahli dari berbagai disiplin ilmu untuk bersama-sama menciptakan kisah spasial dan mengintegrasikan estetika visual dengan teknologi serta fungsionalitas demi menghasilkan pengalaman bermakna dan menarik bagi pelanggan mereka. Sebagai pemikir serta pelaksana, SPACElogic mengembangkan gagasan dan solusi untuk menciptakan momen tak terlupakan dalam lingkungan museum serta lingkungan komersial dan artistik.