Funan to feature hybrid art experiences and NFTs for Singapore Art Week
Have a taste of an outer-space inspired gelato and put a creative spin on your Dr. Martens boots.
As part of Singapore Art Week 2022, Funan will bring back its popular mall-wide art activation for the second year, titled Creative Intersections: In the Year of the Tiger on Jan 14.
The month-long art-meets-retail programme will feature 15 unique artists and brand collections. The artists and brands are pairing up to engage in collaborations themed around the Chinese zodiac year of the tiger.
These brands include Dr. Martens, JD Sports, Golden Village and LiHO Tea, to name a few.
Centre Manager of Funan, Mr Adrian Lai, said: “Following the positive reception towards our pioneering programme in 2021, we are encouraged to continue providing new and innovative platforms for local artists and brands to grow in our spaces.”
For this year’s Creative Intersections, local publisher and writer Heather Teo has been commissioned to create a fictional narrative, titled “The Things to Do on Sundays”.
The story, which is based on a trip to the zoo, will be reflected in each artist and brand collaboration, be it through a short story or dialogue.
Beyond digital and hybrid art interventions, the public will also have opportunities to better appreciate art through talks, workshops, in-store activations and products.
Here are some of the things shoppers can look forward to:
Outer Space-inspired Gelato Flavours (MASH-UP x Butterknife Folk)
Get ready for an ‘out-of-this-world’ collaboration between art collective MASH-UP and artisanal gelato store Butterknife Folk.
Savour their 10 new, alien-like gelato flavours and be sure to take some Insta-worthy shots at the walls filled with vinyl holographic shapes and patterns, upcycled frames and canvases, and soft sculptures made from jumping clay, courtesy of MASH-UP.
3D Virtual Models with a Tiger Twist (Shavonne Wong)
Immerse yourself in a new collection of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) by award-winning photographer Shavonne Ng.
Featuring a 3D virtual model and a tiger, these photographs will surely enchant you as you walk through Funan’s newly opened Underground Pedestrian Link.
Urban Farming Photography Exhibition (Ore Huiying x Edible Garden City)
Interested in finding out more about urban farming? A photography exhibition by Edible Garden City and documentary by photographer Ore Huiying on Level 7 will showcase how Singapore’s agricultural landscape has evolved over time.
Creative Intersections: In the Year of the Tiger will run from Jan 14 to Feb 13.