Aliwal Urban Art Festival (January 16, 2016) + "Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered" (Jan 14-Feb 14, 2016) @ Aliwal Arts Centre
EVENT PRESS: "The Aliwal Urban Art Festival is back with a bang! Come as you are and soak up the fantastic vibes at Aliwal Street, courtesy of the coolest Singapore talent from street artists to punks, skaters to musicians.
For the first time, the Aliwal Urban Art Festival will feature an exhibition. Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered is a visual exploration of youth rebellion through skate culture.
Aliwal Urban Art Festival is part of Singapore Art Week (16 - 24 January 2016). An initiative by the National Arts Council, in partnership withthe Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore's position as Asia's leading arts destination. It is a nine-day celebration of the visual arts, offering a myriad of quality art experiences, from art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions to lifestyle events, public art walks, as well as enriching discussions on art and culture. www.artweek.sg" (Facebook Events Page / For full details, check out www.aliwalartscentre.sg
'Cannot Be Bo(a)ordered': "A major highlight of Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2016 is the special exhbition 'Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered'.FYI: The images shown above are for the program booklet for the event, available FREE at sleet outlets (I scored mine at NAFA in Middle Road :p). The illustrations are on the front and back of the same booklet - I was just being typical Singaporean kiasu, can? LOL
Featuring a visual representation of youth rebellion in skate culture, the exhibition will showcase the works of 16 artists/collectives from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Singapore: Asfi K / Brandon Tay x Jonning Chng x Safuan Johari / Dominic Jacob Clark / Dyn Starr Galactica / Muhammad Izdi / Ryf Zaini / Speak Cryptic / The Chain Gang / TraseOne / Yasee Poh /Zac Tan /ZERO
Indonesia: Bambang Toko + Popok Triwahyudi
Malaysia: Donald Abraham + Nizam Rahmat"
WHAT-IS: "‘Can’t be bothered’ – a phrase of disinterest, that marks a sense of mischievous disregard for authority. Combined, these traits are the definition of youth rebellion, personified in the skateboarder.
Skill, discipline, ambition and creativity in using skateboarding as a personal form of self-expression, has resulted in the sport developing its own distinct language and visual identity, recognised in youth culture as a genre in its own right."(Curated by Iman Ismail / Facebook Events Page)