Tag Archives: 2011

The nomadic life

Post-Museum ended our activities in our Rowell Rd space with Singapore Really Really Free Market 18 on 7 Aug.

With the help of friends who have volunteered their time and effort, we finally moved out a week later and is now taking a break. Thanks everyone for your support!

Post-Museum is now officially a nomad!

We plan to hold the first of our Out-Post events in Nov. Out-Post is a new series of events Post-Museum will be holding in various spaces in Singapore. We are looking for interesting and cool spaces and people, so if you wanna offer us your space or work with us, we’d love to hear from you!

In the meantime, take care and keep in touch with us on our virtual spaces: FBTwitterour website, and of course, on our new WP Space!

Veg butcher shop?

According to this article, 75% of the population in The Netherlands no longer eats meat daily, and The Vegetarian Butcher is having a field day meeting the demand for veg food. This is great news for everyone as livestock is a major threat to the environment [FAO]!

With Food #03, our restaurant in our Rowell Rd space, we were also promoting the benefits of a meat-less diet. Though we were not as fortunate as Veg Butcher, we are sure that meat demand in Singapore will continue to drop as more people realise what a positive difference it makes. We look forward to the day when veg food is in such demand here!

It’s not difficult to eat less meat or drop meat completely! There are lots of websites with good advice including Happycow.net and VSS. You can also do it once a week with VeggieThursday.

Falling trees make sound

It’s finally proven!

Falling trees make sounds even if no one is around to hear it. Unfortunately it’s unlikely we’ll experience this ourselves as human presence is almost always audible and often overwhelms the little sounds of nature. Our presence lead to noise pollution for the creatures there. How can we enjoy nature while keeping the negative impacts of our presence to a minimal?

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/falling-trees-makes-sounds-says-study.php

Blog-Post

Blog-Post is our latest space which is set in the virtual world. This will serve as the blog and e-archive of Post-Museum. We’ll regularly post content which we find interesting and relevant. This space seeks to continue the sharing and engagement of our real world activities related to the arts and culture, civil society, ecology, social issues etc. Do respond, feedback and check back with us often!

Enwezor on censorship

In his article Spring Rain, in Artforum Summer 2011, Okwui Enwezor writes about Ai Wei Wei, the Sharjah Biennale and the recent petitions against censorship.

http://www.artforum.com/inprint/id=28339 >

“Variously authored by museums, disenchanted curators, artists, critics, and others, these petitions shared the easy illusion of the universal ideal of freedom of expression—willfully ignoring the fact that censorship is an occupational hazard that all dissenting and radical forms of art must face, whether under liberal or illiberal political systems.”

and

“To my mind, the several petitions that have been circulated in the past months have failed in one striking respect—namely, their inability to engage the larger complexities of the geopolitics of art, much of which they seek to smooth away. If the capacity for critique and defense of the ideals of free thought is to remain the bedrock of all serious art, then we must submit statements proffered on behalf of art themselves to scrutiny.”

Madra on censorship

In her blog Pluversum, Beral Madra posts her press release about the removal of Aidan Salakhova’s sculptures from Azerbaijan’s pavilion which she curated in the 54th Venice Biennale.

http://www.pluversum.blogspot.com/ >

“Contemporary art production and its theoretical and critical context is being employed and exploited by the official power as well as by the private sector as a tool for high prestige and glory; but at the same time its content and concepts are not tolerated and acknowledged.”

and

“I think the artists and curators should have an international legal protection against these conflicts.”

Study on impact of funding cuts in UK

Commissioned by a-n (The Artists’ Information Company), this research paper exposes, quantifies and discusses the likely impact on the visual arts ecology of the Arts Council England’s decisions on fifteen visual arts organisations – mostly artists’ membership and development agencies and practice-based organisations – who recently lost core funding.

http://www.a-n.co.uk/research/article/1300054/1224267 >