SAM Mini Mobile Museum: 'The Dream from the Other Side' by Melissa Tan
About the Exhibition
SAM Mini Mobile Museum is a travelling art exhibition held in partnership with the National Library Board.
The Mini Mobile Museum introduces the multifaceted nature of contemporary art through a selection of SAM’s permanent collection artworks, adapted for non-museum spaces and created by Southeast Asian artists. Featuring art forms like drawing, installation, sound and video, the Mini Mobile Museum invites the viewer to an intimate experience of the commissioned artwork within a public space. Every exhibition will be accompanied by self-guided activities for families.
On view: The Dream from the Other Side by Singaporean artist Melissa Tan
The Dream from the Other Side by Singaporean Melissa Tan takes a historical look at the mapping of Singapore from one of the earliest Singapore-owned topographical maps (1958), to the present day (2020). Over the course of its showing across the three libraries – Woodlands, Jurong and Tampines Regional Libraries – the installation will morph to represent how these three different areas have transformed over time. The surfacing or disappearing of new towns and water bodies amongst other features, have caused these regions to change in shape and size, changes that will be reflected in each sculpture as the exhibition progresses. The work acts as an invitation for audiences to observe its modifications as reflections of the constructive changes around us, as well as to speculate on the future of Singapore’s terrain.