"Rewritten: The World Ahead of Us" Public Art Commissions
A brand new commission by the Public Art Trust and its most ambitious ever, Rewritten presents 14 text-based public artworks by Singapore artists, some of which are inspired by local writers and literary works, contemplating the multitude of changes - from the minute to the tremendous - experienced in our daily lives since the onset of COVID-19. Distributed across eight parks spanning east to west, the artworks resemble visual poetry unfurling across the island, awaiting discovery.
In a world fraught with endless chatter and noise, silence has conventionally been viewed as an unwanted affliction, a harbinger of something ominous to come. Many have been disconcerted by how the recent COVID-19 global pandemic has forcefully ushered in a hushed silence upon our urban cityscapes. Once bustling public spaces and squares ring a deafening silence, and people retreat into the isolation of their living spaces with social distancing measures in place.
Yet, this rare moment of silence presents an opportunity for our attention to focus inward, connecting us to our senses, body, and mind.
The physical presentation will also be accompanied by a virtual engagement component, which seeks to offer new entry points in learning about and experiencing public art in a world transformed.
More information to be unveiled soon!