Meanwhile, in another pop-up exhibition held in a former 1930s ship repairs workshop, Thai artist Santi Wangchuan’s technicoloured woven wall hangings titled My Local Way of Life took centre stage. Spilling down from the high ceilings, the exuberant installation is inspired by traditional dance, calligraphy and botanical species in the artist’s native province of Isan in Thailand. It was shows like this that made the week a success. By giving under-recognised artists a more visible platform, SAW was more than just a celebration of local culture — it offered visitors a chance to experience the vibrancy, variety and drama of art from the broader Southeast Asia region.
DESIGN ANTHOLOGY | A Round Up of Singapore Art Week 2020
Payal Uttam, Design Anthology, January 3, 2020