Gallery & Co. seeks to democratise art and design through collaborations with Singaporean and international brands, artists and designers. The Artist Project invites a diverse mix of creative talents across the fields of art, graphic design and illustration to craft a visual response to a given theme.
“Siapa Nama Kamu?” or, “What is your name?” in Malay, is the title of the inaugural exhibition at the DBS Singapore Gallery. As the history of art in Singapore moves towards the future, it becomes clear that this story is hardly finished.
The products in this first exclusive capsule collaboration are usable and wearable forms of art created by artists and designers as a contemporary take on what Singapore means to them.
About the Artist
Yong heads Somewhere Else where he and his team dream up solutions for a wide range of selected clients. His works have consistently been awarded and featured in numerous publications and online journals worldwide. Yong actively helps out within thelocal design industry: having served various jury duties and Noise Mentor 2012—2015.
Est. 2011 Somewhere Else Anywhere Other Than Here & Now
Best represented by its small geographical size, Singapore is often affectionately referred to as a Little Red Dot but it really is better known as an East Asian Miracle.
1/5 of Singapore’s land mass is reclaimed, meaning a 25% increase in size since the 1960s. Despite Singapore’s small land mass of 716.1km2 with very little natural resources, she has flourished in trade and economy; with an exceptionally high crude oil refining capacity and high number of international visitors as compared to larger nations.
Singapore has the highest home ownership in the world and dedicates 50% of her land to greenery. Singapore’s Bukit Timah Nature Reserve alone has a wider variety of trees than all of North America, despite being 15 million times smaller.