Presented by Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo

From the gallery that brought us Takashi Murakami’s milestone showcase From Superflat to Bubblewrap comes an all-new art exhibition offering print and paper art pieces by Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo.

Titled Memento Mori, the art exhibition will run from now till Jan 24 2020, and draws upon the 70 unique works as well as 30 editioned pieces created during Suryodarmo’s residency with the STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery in 2018 and 2019.

As the name might suggest, Memento Mori showcases works surrounding the theme of abandoned spaces and forgotten memories, including some based on the artist’s personal experiences (look out for those inspired by her own familial homes that have been demolished or repurposed). But curiously enough, there are also a couple of artworks that cover a number of abandoned sites in Singapore, as well as the related histories, relationships, and identities.

Explored through screenprints, collographs, charcoal rubbings, paper pulp paintings and paper casts, Suryodarmo’s first-ever print and paper exhibition at the STPI Gallery is set to be an interesting one. So go down, have a look around, and see if you can identify some of the local abandoned spaces as well as how they’ve been interpreted by a foreign artist.


Memento Mori runs from now till Jan 24, 2020 at the STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery. Entry is free.