The resemblance of how the Substation programmes look in relation to existing visual identities are purely intentional.
The blend of identities referenced in the design is not specific to any one programme or institution but rather serving as a means to situate Substation within a wider network of open calls, festivals and other forms of art programming. It is also an articulation of Is That All There Is, Substation’s ongoing search for its place and method(s) of engagement within the existing art ecosystem.
The Substation's programme banners also serve as bonus hints to the 13 trivia questions related to our arts ecology in Singapore. Can you guess who's who?
1. ( ) is an art sculpture found in Singapore’s newest visual arts instituition. It plays on a familiar local sight—the concrete benches seen on the grounds of Housing Development Board (HDB) estates.
3. This arts festival unfurls as a trilogy where it examined the past (2014), present (2015) and for this year, with the theme of ( ), it looked at the future (2016).
4. In its third edition organised by this museum, ( ) is it’s developmental programme for students to explore curatorial methods leading up to exhibitionary projects at the Museum.
6. This independent art space had an annual festival in the month of September, ( ) that often include exhibitions, performances and screenings.
8. This art enclave has a growing list of cafes, one of which is called ( ), that sells red wine, craft beer and ‘Quinoa Goreng’.
9. ( ) is part of the name of this annual event and of where works of art works reside in.
10. “( )!” is an ongoing project by curators in a contemporary art instituition that engages with and expands upon the Artist Resource Platform, a growing collection of visual and audio materials from over 90 artists and independent art spaces.
12. This “largest youth arts platform in Singapore” celebrated it’s ( ) year running last year.
2. ( ) is an artist, curator and publisher based in Singapore, who is currently associate curator for this years iteration of this local bi-annual contemporary art event.
5. The Institute of ( ) Zoologists pursues creative, interdisciplinary research by an artist who aims to develop a critical approach to the zoological gaze, or how humans view animals.
7. This History & ( ) Tour focuses on the art enclave’s evolution from a British military barracks in the 1936 to today's contemporary art enclave of Singapore.
11. With the theme “The ( )”, this independent photography festival explores the nature, and roles of photography in society.
13. This ‘flagship art fair of Southeast Asia’ has a slogan of “We are Asia” for the Singapore editions.
It goes by “( ) of Asia” for the slogan for it’s Jakarta edition.
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