Intergalactic Dreams by Jahan Loh
23 Aug to 08 Sep
10am – 7pm (extended till 10pm from 25 - 28 Aug, and 12mn over festival weekends)
National Museum of Singapore, Various locations
I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE
In the near future, if we do not act to do our bid to save the earth:
Due to rising sea levels, many countries have disappeared under the ocean. Whatever land that is left has been reclassified into the continents: Asia, Africa, America, Antarctica, Europe and Oceania.
Resources on Earth are almost depleted, with extreme weather making more land uninhabitable. Mankind has 20 years to find a new planet, in order to survive. In this three-part installation, go on a journey to find alternative homes should Earth no longer be suitable for humankind.
About the artist
Singaporean contemporary artist Jahan Loh’s roots are firmly entrenched in both fine and street art, which he forayed into in the early 1990s. With his tongue-in-cheek play on words and images, Jahan successfully merges traditional mediums with guerrilla aesthetics to develop a style that is not only inimitable, but affirmed in both high and low art.
His works have been featured in art exhibitions both locally and overseas. Jahan was also one of eight Singapore contemporary artists selected for 8Q-RATE, the inaugural exhibition for the opening of Singapore’s 8Q museum in 2008. Jahan’s art has also been featured in toy, apparel, and footwear collaborations with Adidas, VANS, Sony, Samsung, Carhartt, Devilock, Subcrew, and G-SHOCK. His works are collected by individuals and institutions throughout the world.
Traditional Japanese cell animation by Yokohama Animation Lab
Music soundtrack by Korean producer Jae Chong