Post-Museum is presenting our new artwork entitled “Extreme Picnic”, at Singapore Arts Club at Gillman Barracks on 22 Jan.
A twist on the traditional picnic and taking advantage of Gillman’s vast open areas, Extreme Picnic is limited to 30 editions. Collectors/participants are required to come in groups of 3-5 people, and each group will receive a set of “props” with which they are to execute the Extreme Picnic. The props include a picnic basket, a mat, an instructional booklet, and a selection of well-loved food and drink items from the Food #03 menu. Collectors/participants are required to choose a picnic spot, partake in the food and drinks, and conduct a conversation as outlined in the instructional booklet.
Each edition is priced at $180 (for 3-5 people). Order and payment must be done prior to 22 Jan.
Extreme Picnic is a development from our interest in issues of community, space and land contestation. The project is a mash-up of Extreme Sports and picnics, and seeks to encourage people to reclaim and inaugurate recreational and free land for their own use.
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COLLECTION OF EXTREME PICNIC
7-8.30pm at Yeo Workshop (Blk 1 Lock Road)
LOCATION OF EXTREME PICNIC
Throughout Gillman Barracks
FOOD & DRINKS PROVIDED
Extreme Picnic includes a selection of well-loved food and drinks (vegan items) from the original Food #03 menu.
Food #03 was a deli-bar, social enterprise and a work of art by artist Woon Tien Wei. It was based in Post-Museum’s Rowell Road space from 2007-2011, and was managed and staffed by artists, activists, and an ex-professional wrestler turned chef. The daily gatherings at Food #03 defined Post-Museum’s community and became a space where people from different communities connect. It was a popular meeting-place for Green Drinks, Rowell Reading Group, and Singapore Queer-Straight Alliance.
The favourite house pour at Food #03. A refreshing mint-infused tea with a dash of ginger and lemongrass tea.
Baked with love by former Lianhe Zaobao journalist and dramatist Lim Jen Erh who operates out of Grassroots Bookshop’s Open Book Café. Grassroots Bookshop was set up in 1995 by renowned Chinese-language writer and Cultural Medallion recipient Yeng Pway Ngon.
*Veg Platter with 3 Dips
Sliced carrots, asparagus, zucchini, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and bamboo shoots. Accompanied with Yellow Dip (Curried Hummus), Green Dip (Gingerly Spring Onion with Chye Poh) and Pink Dip (Beet Tofunaise).
Food #03’s famous Tempeh Burger makes a comeback! Tempeh Burger was specially created for Food #03 by artist Robert Guth. This version is made with tempeh, oyster mushroom, chickpeas, and coriander.
*Laksa Pesto Pasta
A chilled version of the popular pasta dish, tossed in a sauce of cashews, laksa leaves and diced eggplants.
Sliced bananas and coconut cream topped with orange caramel and roasted almond slices. Inspired by artist Robert Guth’s Banana Cow, a performative dessert which serves hot pancake on a cow-shaped sizzling plate with orange sauce.
ABOUT FOOD #03
Food #03 is a development from Food #02, an artwork/performance Woon Tien Wei created in 1999/2000 while he was studying in the UK. It was based on an appropriation of American artist Gordon Matta-Clark’s restaurant called Food which he opened in Soho, NYC in 1971. In the midst of planning for Post-Museum, there were plans to create a Food & Beverage area where visitors and exciting creative people can hang out. Instead of renting the space to another business, Food #03 was created. It was a deli-bar, a social-enterprise, a source of revenue for Post-Museum, a hang-out venue for like-minded individuals to mingle, a platform for new exciting ideas and a work of art.
Post-Museum is an independent cultural and social space in Singapore which aims to encourage and support a thinking and pro-active community. It is an open platform for examining contemporary life, promoting the arts and connecting people. Through their Social Practice art projects, Post-Museum aims to respond to its location and communities as well as find ways to create micro-Utopias where the people actively imagine and create the cultures and worlds they desire.
Bukit Brown Index (2014-) is a project that indexes the case of Bukit Brown Cemetery. The struggle to conserve Bukit Brown is not read as sentimental conservation but a struggle over Singapore’s Soul. Part of a worldwide movement, Post-Museum’s Really Really Free Market Series (2009-) forms temporary autonomous zones based on alternative gift economy. The project creates a temporal physical manifestation of a ‘free market’ where the fundamental economic structure is altered with a structure that values acts of ‘giving, sharing and caring’.
Currently operating nomadically, Post-Museum continues to organise, curate, research and collaborate with a network of social actors and cultural workers.