Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar: Encounters with Art in the Neighbourhood

Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar

See Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood in a new light through a trail of lively art installations and discover its eclectic blend of old and new.

Across the public spaces between Outram Park MRT and Singapore Art Museum’s current location at the Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar showcases the dramatic transformations of the district over the decades, through a series of public artworks by six artists and collectives: Aki Hassan, Divaagar, Space Objekt, Grace Tan, Zen Teh and Isabella Teng.


By drawing attention to the complexities of urban life in contrast to the industrial and economic impacts that defined the written history of this district, the commissioned works in Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar suggest slowing down, taking in alternative perspectives of the vicinity, and discover the softer side of the neighbourhood, which is a testament to Singapore’s transition into a metropolis.


Port/traits of Tanjong Pagar is commissioned by The Everyday Museum, a public art initiative of Singapore Art Museum.


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The fruit of deceit

Grace Tan


{still} life

Space Objekt


stainless steel, anodised steel, glass, convex mirrors, neon flex LED, EPDM, dichroic film, solar film Approx. 790 x 570 x 400 cm

'Grounding Points: Settled' and 'Grounding Points: Settling In'

Aki Hassan


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Everfowl Estate



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Little Islands

Isabella Teng


Three anamorphic site-specific installations, various dimensions.

Sea of flags

Grace Tan


398 Digital UV prints on PVC hoisted on tension cables with stainless steel fasteners, dimensions variable

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A Weekend with The Everyday Museum is a series of programmes surrounding our ongoing public art commissions. Expect to encounter everyday sights, sounds and uses of various sites with fresh eyes.