SRFHZ and NOT FOR SALE

SRFHZ or Sungei Road Free Hawkering Zone and NOT FOR SALE are related works spread over the two floors of the exhibition and deftly highlights the complexity of the enclave and its community. In SRFHZ, a series of petition documents made by the Association for the Recycling of Second Hand Goods to state bodies like the Singapore Land Transport Authority, National Environment Agency and politicians including the Prime Minister between 2011 and 2015 are repositioned as discursive art tools to draw people’s attention to the plight of the community.

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srfhz_2.jpg (Above) SRFHZ (2016), A4 letters mounted on perspex frames. Part of Survey: Space, Sharings and Hauntings,
The Substation, Singapore. (Below) SRFHZ (2016), Part of One by One Metre Space, Flaneur Gallery, Singapore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT FOR SALE is a selection of salvaged objects from Mr Koh Eng Khoon (President of the Association for the Recycling of Second Hand Goods) and the aesthetics of these personal artifacts contrasts starkly with the formality of SRFHZ- herein opening up questions on the intrinsic value of the market to the city-state.

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(Above) Not For Sale (2016) sungei.net projects in collaboration with Koh Eng Khoon. (Below) The Sungei Road Story (2016), Ling Yang Chang, Chinese Ink on Paper, 364 x 20 cm.