Photo credit: FUNAN

Works by 12 local artists on display in Funan mall till Feb 12

The artworks are inspired by the imaginative and social nature of the rabbit.

Nnurul Shakinah

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Published: 11 January 2023, 4:26 PM

The third edition of Funan’s mall-wide art activation, titled Creative Intersections: In the Year of the Rabbit, returns from now till Feb 5. 

Organised by Funan and curated by Chan + Hori Contemporary, it is also a part of the Singapore Art Week 2023

According to a press release on Tuesday (Jan 10) from Funan, visitors can find works of 12 local artists inspired by the imaginative and social nature of the rabbit around the mall. Among these are six artist-and-brand collaborations.

One of such collaborations is between playwright Nabila Said and BERNINA, a brand specialising in sewing machines. 

Titled The Impossible Third, Nabilah’s artwork manifests as both a poem and an installation art piece made of embroidered fabric.


BERNINA and Nabila Said created text-based art in the form of poetry known as ‘twin cinema’. PHOTO CREDIT: FUNAN


Eyewear retailer Lenskart collaborated with artist Howie Kim to present a large-scale installation in their outlet. 


The installation reimagines the surreal, curious and colourful world of the Water Rabbit. PHOTO CREDIT: FUNAN


Toy and figurine fans can check out the collaboration between toy customiser Rex Lee and BLAXK by ActionCity.


Rex and BLAXK have worked together to remodel rabbit figurines by famed Japanese outfit MIMILA. PHOTO CREDIT: FUNAN


Those who prefer succulents and terrariums can explore a series of artworks and workshops titled Does the Rabbit Dream of the Artist?

This is a collaboration between Terrarium specialist The Green Capsule and former lawyer-turned-artist Yen Phang.


The artwork comprises small soil sculptures interspersed amongst the various plants in-store. PHOTO CREDIT: FUNAN


One of the few female Singaporean marble sculptors, Ong Si Hui, has partnered with Chokmah to present workshop sessions that turn recycled art materials into everyday use objects. 


These sessions are inspired by Chokmah’s zero-waste approach to design and making. PHOTO CREDIT: FUNAN


The relationship between native and non-native is made obvious by artist and anthropologist Firdaus Sani, in his partnership with Edible Garden City. 


In his work at Funan, Firdaus pens a Malay poem on rabbits, inspired by ancient mantras that passed through the Orang Laut tribe. PHOTO CREDIT: FUNAN


Those who would like to learn more about these plants can do so at the Edible Garden City’s rooftop farm in Funan.

There will also be six vibrant Funan Passion Rabbit sculptures on display, customised by six artists in response to the mall’s colours and passion themes of Play, Chic, Taste, Fit, Tech and Craft as well.

Creative Intersections: In the Year of the Rabbit runs at Funan till Feb 5.

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