Singapore Unseen


9 Hosting Singapore and all its different faces at Pera Museum...
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç
11 In Our Own Images
Tay Kay Chin
15 A City State of Mind
Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
19 The Voices of Photography From Singapore to Istanbul
Tan Kay Ngee
Picturing Home, Wherever We May Be
Justin Zhuang

Singapore Unseen exhibition brought together “ordinary” scenes from the daily life in Singapore through unique viewpoints of photographers living in the country. Curated by photographer Kay Chin TAY, the exhibition was the outcome of a two-year collaboration by PLATFORM- a photography collective to promote photojournalism and documentary work in Singapore. This exhibition was an in-depth study into the nation's rather unknown face solely visible from a local perspective.

In the works selected, the photographers dealt with everyday places like public housing estates, factories, mass rapid transit stations, hawker centers (local food centers) and wet markets. The images uncover delight in the otherwise sterile and banal environment. It is also rather revealing through the eyes of the younger generation how the previous generation have persevered in what seemed like their destined roles as anchors for a more stable society.

The exhibition catalogue includes articles by curator of the exhibition, Tay Kay Chin, as well as author Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, architect Tan Kay Ngee and researcher Justin Zhuang.

Publication date: 2018
Number of Pages: 234
ISBN: 978-605-4642-77-9