Your MOTHER Gallery will be closing in a few months’ time. Sadly, this marks the end of a chapter in Singapore’s art history.
The renaissancing of Singapore since 2000 has seen a process of rapid cultural development in Singapore through new cultural and social policies. The arts is encouraged to flourish, by being bigger, stronger and faster. Today, we hear laments that the art scene is all art fairs and market forces – we lost our souls, or for some, we have sold our souls.
Originated in the kitchen of the residence of artists Jeremy Hiah and Lina Adam, Your MOTHER Gallery was established on 31st Dec 2004 with a mission to provide an alternative and affordable art space. Subsequently, the gallery moved into the main hall of the flat. In the 12 years of its existence, Your MOTHER Gallery has hosted exhibitions by a slew of artists (emerging and established).
Your MOTHER Gallery is remarkably different from other art galleries because it is situated within the living room in the home of the artists. This gesture of sharing their personal space is a humble and meaningful one especially in the age of Singapore’s Renaissance where the arts are not encouraged to be ‘too humble’.
Growing 1000: Let’s Get Together party is part of 1 Dies, 1000 Grow [http://www.facebook.com/events/1773286326327864/]. It is also an occasion to get together in 2017. Most importantly, as a sort of farewell party, it is not about reflecting on the end of a chapter but on how to start a better one. Things don’t just happen, and things don’t just grow or keep growing…
The party is Potluck food & drinks so please let us know in the comments below what you would like to bring. There will also be a DJ station so bring your MP3s and spin your cool tunes for the night.
Come share with old friends and make new ones!
[This event is OutPost 134]