Shifting Dioramas by Green Zeng

Shifting Dioramas by Green Zeng
  • DATE

    Mar 17, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016

  • Venue

    Cham Hampe Galleries

    328 North Bridge Road
    #01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade
    Singapore 188719
  • TIME
    Tuesday: from 11:00 to 19:00
    Wednesday: from 11:00 to 19:00
    Thursday: from 11:00 to 19:00
    Friday: from 11:00 to 19:00
    Saturday: from 11:00 to 19:00
    Sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00
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In his latest exhibition, 'Shifting Dioramas', Green Zeng takes us on a different journey across the island to look at the National Day billboards in Singapore’s Jubilee year and examines the connection between changing electoral boundaries, power and order.

Zeng presents a series of photographs taken in the still of the night across 27 electoral constituencies. Familiar National Day billboards with SG50 celebratory messages, smiling MPs and constituents are framed against the heartland landscape and interposed by constituency lines.

In a way serving as markers of power and place, the tableau-like billboards allow the viewer to contemplate the changes of setting and players as the boundaries shift with each election. Like an unfinished drawing, the boundary of the constituencies remains a work in progress.