LEAVING ROOM Closing Party Finnisage


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We will be having a closing party (Finnisage) for LEAVING ROOM. Join us!

Date: 18th March 2018
Time: 4-9pm
Your Mother Gallery
91A Hindoo Road
Singapore 209126

Event Page:

There exist some familiarities in those spaces we call home. But there is hardly one home that is exactly the same as another.

Leaving Room is a wordplay on the living room, a room which is a shared space often used for relaxing and socialising in a residential home.

The works in this exhibition are made in the proximity to each artist’s living room. Each work explores each artist’s lived experiences and embody some form of lived resistances.

The exhibition brings these works into Your Mother Gallery. A gallery operated out of another artist’s living room. It is possible to think that the Leaving Room’s exhibition re-instates and perhaps re-constructs another living room by drawing these works together in Your Mother’s living room.

Leaving Room presents the works of:

Firhana Almuddin
Fiona Koh
Kheyton Lim ShiQuan
Nicholas Lim
Michelle Lim
Eugene Tan
Nicolette Teo

Contact Person:
Your Mother Gallery – Jeremy Hiah 82250421, tsitra@gmail.com
Post-Museum – Woon Tien Wei 92386609, admin@post-museum.org
Url: www.post-museum.org


Rehearsal 2017


Rehearsal by Post-Museum, part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17

2 days and 2 nights urban camping

Rehearsal is a social experiment stemming from the urge to incite and foster public discussions in Singapore, addressing the city and how to organise collectively. Spaces for different groups to come together are lacking and only few opportunities exist for civil society groups and government sectors to meet and have open debates. Responding directly to the need for places that facilitate discussions and gatherings, Post-Museum‘s first Rehearsal, which took place at the Substation, invited people to spend time together and do something collectively over a 24-hour period.

Organised during CITIES FOR PEOPLE, Rehearsal is a parallel event that provides a place to further reflect on the topics discussed during the Ideas Fest, particularly in the Public Summit. This iteration of the Rehearsal will take the form of a campsite that invites the public to stay, eat, and live together over a period of two days and two nights. The space, to be built through a collective wood workshop using recycled materials from NTU CCA Singapore’s previous exhibitions, will include a kitchen, sleeping area, library, and a meditation space. Participants are asked to shape the site according to their activities and interests throughout the event period.

As such, what takes place during Rehearsal is a mix of planned activities and things that happen organically. Free and open to public (limited capacity). Please let us know the times when you would be able to join us by clicking through the Tickets Available link above!

18 Jan 2017 WED Afternoon: 2-8pm: Wood workshop

20 Jan 2017 FRI Night: One People One Nation* (8-9pm); Games* (9pm-11.30pm); US Presidential Inauguration ‘Live’ (11.30pm onwards)
FRI Sleepover

21 Jan 2017 SAT Brunch – Bring bread, fruit and anything else u wanna eat!
SAT Afternoon: The Public x Parliamentary Bills* (4-6pm)
SAT Night: The Braiding Association* (6-8pm); Stone Soup Party – Bring vegetables for the soup! (8-10pm); Women’s March* (10pm onwards)
SAT Sleepover

22 Jan 2017 SUN Brunch – Bring bread, fruit and anything else u wanna eat!
SUN Afternoon: Singapore Really Really Free Market 46A* – Bring stuff/skills! (1-6pm); Talk on reducing water and energy consumption at home (3-4pm)


The Kula Ring in SIFA

Our artwork Archive of Future Commons will be on show in 72-13 as part of SIFA for another 5 more days. If you can, go access the books and check out the rest of the exhibition! Here are some photos for those of you who can’t make it there.

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Left side of the installation (To 2030 and beyond, banana plant, books, gloves)
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Right side of the installation (Title, books, Recommend A Book forms, gloves)
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Opening night reading performance by Nora Samosir.
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Reading group session of States of Denial, led by Dr Jun Zubillaga-Pow.

Subsair update: 14 Aug

This was posted on The Substation’s FB page. Duplicated here for those of you not on FB and also for our own records. Post-Museum started a 2-month residency in The Substation on 11 Jul.

Post-Museum Residency Update: Ghosts, Hauntings, the Seventh Month

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One of the first things we heard about The Substation residency was that there are ghosts in the building. Ooh, exciting! We have a strong interest in the supernatural, and though we can sometimes feel them, we have not been able to see any. In our artwork The Bukit Brown Index, we have created a Supernatural Map of Bukit Brown, a drawing of where people have experienced ‘encounters’. And, of course, we are living in Asia, where most people believe in ghosts, and specifically in Singapore, where book series The Singapore Ghost Stories has been on the bestseller list for as long as we remember.

Ok, back to The Substation. So, it seems that there are 4 spirits that haunt this place: a little girl, an old couple and a shapeshifter. Don’t be scared, this is not unique to The Substation – as far as we’ve heard, all the old buildings and especially museums in Singapore, have their own in-house spirits! Anyway, they are everywhere and are generally harmless, just that we usually can’t see or feel them… So, as our residency coincides with the Seventh Month aka Hungry Ghost Festival, and we’ve recently learned about the special service that the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple offers, we decided to do something for the 4 ‘friends’ in the building. The special service offered by the temple is a 5-day chanting session during the Ullambana Festival (from 16-20 August), where the merits of the chanting could be dedicated to one’s ancestors, named deceased, karmic debtors, wandering spirits and/or spirits at a specific location.


The earliest written evidence of the existence of this festival that has been found by researchers is from around 400AD. ‘Yulan Pen’ (盂蘭盆) is the Chinese name, and ‘Ullambana’ is the Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit name. This festival is also called ‘Zhong Yuan Jie’ (中元节) as it has been held in conjunction with services honoring the ‘Zhong Yuan’ (Middle Primordial) of the Taoist pantheon. This festival is important to both Buddhists and Taoists, and because of the interwovenness of early Chinese society and religion, it is considered an important Chinese festival. Variations of the festival exist in Korea and Japan.

‘Yulan Pen’ is widely considered to be connected to the story of Mu Lian (目连 aka Maudgalyayana) saving his mother. It is said that his mother has been reborn in the deepest of all hells where she suffered retribution for her evil deed in a previous life. She was starving and unable to eat as any food that was offered to her would burst into flames upon reaching her mouth. The Buddha told Mu Lian that the only way to save her was to provide a feast for the monks who were emerging from their summer retreat on the fifteenth day of the seventh month. This ritual indeed resulted in his mother being released from hell, and hence this festival is celebrated as an act of filiality, to achieve salvation for ancestors.

In addition to the story of Mu Lian, the Taoists also believe that the fifteenth day of the seventh month is the day when the Officer of Earth (Zhong Yuan) adjusts humans’ life spans according to the good and evil they have done. This is also the time when hell’s prisoners and hungry ghosts are allowed back in the human world and can eat their fill. As such, this is not only a time for Taoists to make offerings to gods and ancestors, it is also a time for rites of confessions.


We hope this post has helped you to understand a bit more about what this festival is about. We’ve always just thought that this festival is a time to appease the spirits but it is actually much more. If you would like to read more about it, we highly recommend the excellent book from which the info in this post is from: The Ghost Festival in Medieval China by Stephen F. Teiser.

Happy Seventh Month and more updates soon!

Survey at The Substation

For the month of September, Post-Museum presents Survey: Space, Sharing, Haunting, a series of programmes examining and reflecting upon the state of arts and culture in Singapore.
Post-Museum will re-configure the space in The Substation for Survey. One of the significant changes is altering the way audiences enter into the historic ‘Home of the Arts’ for the month. The main door will be closed, and audiences will enter and exit from another opening in the building. There will also be several spaces created, such as So It May Seed (an urban farm growing food crops), Post-Provision (a shop selling merchandise), and Club House (multi-purpose social space).
The Survey: Space, Sharing, Haunting exhibition forms the backbone of the programme. It is a combination of intersecting threads which speak to a diversity of cultural practices and reflects the state of the arts and culture in Singapore. With each thread imposing or superimposing on each other, we invite cultural producers and audiences to reflect upon their own role within the cultural landscape of Singapore.
The exhibition features the work of individuals such as Kray Chen, Chia Aik Beng, Clara Chow, Chu Hao Pei, Faiz Bin Zohri, Geraldine Kang, Kai Lam, Urich Lau, PG Lee, Hell Low, Alecia Neo, Jennifer Ng Su Yin, Nurul Huda, Quek Ser Ming, Adrian Tan, Yeo Su Jan, and groups such as Foodscape Collective, HOME, iFIMA, Parking Project, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Prohibited Projects, and Zero Station.
In addition, there will be a range of activities which further elucidate the three themes of Survey, including Activity Station, Club, Event, Lecture, Performance, and Residency.
Survey will be opened daily (except Mon and PH), from 12 – 9pm (Sun, Tue-Thu), 12pm – 12am (Fri+Sat). Almost all of the activities are free entry, with prior registration required.
More information here!