Creative guerillas storm historical buildings to set up base camp for art of all forms and functions! Located at the crossroads between old Chinatown and the gleaming skyscrapers of the business district, Reconstruction of a City at 21 Tanjong Pagar in Singapore outlines a zone for the alternative and the imaginative - a place where ideas are born and the unexpected can happen.
In Reconstruction of a City at St James Power Station, artists enter into a dialogue with the hauntingly beautiful 1920s power station. New installation artworks of unusual scale and altitude have been created, weaving new tales of the city into long-ago memories of another Singapore.
From new media art to classic architectural design, experience how these artists, designers, photographers, and poets have joined forces to transform these two unconventional spaces into wonderlands of fantastical surprise for all your six senses.
From street art to fine art, be surprised at what you'll find in unexpected nooks and crannies. Find treasures in the creative wares up for sale. Or help build an urban garden by bringing along your own potted plant. Whether as participant or observer, Reconstruction of a City will alter your perception of the Singapore artscape!
Henderson Secondary School, V&I artists, writers and general public
Public art activity
Curator/Project Mgr: Swee Kiang Michelle Doris
The toughest obstacles are the limits we draw for ourselves. Young artists and gardeners from a local school begin by turning the concrete floor into a giant canvas, weaving chalk patterns into an imaginative display. The youths, together with the Visions & Illusion project collaborators, plant the seeds for a unique urban garden by placing potted plants in the vast gallery. The idea being that the more plants there are, the more lines will be covered. Members of the public are invited to participate in this public art activity by bringing their own potted plant or by helping to water the plants. Only with the support of our community can a flourishing garden appear at the end of the process, thus creating a dynamic living artwork about overcoming the invisible boundaries in our lives.