Organised by Arts House Limited and held at Aliwal Arts Centre in conjunction with Glamboyant, OFF THE BLOCKS!!! looks into the narratives and practice of artists and creatives as they look into their identities intertwined with the notion of the street. It explores their connection to their urban space and how it has shaped their existence, personalities, ideals and aspirations. The term ‘street’ in this instance not only represents a physical space, but also a mental, emotional and creative space. It showcases the roots of their agency, their intrinsic need to uphold, advocate and stay true to their voices no matter how muffled and obstructed it may be. How did we start? Where do we go from here?
The exhibition will showcase multidisciplinary works both old and new from artists/creatives representing various overlapping sub-culture identities in Singapore, and will include curatorial tours and a live painting showcase by emerging artists.
Featured Artists: ANTZ, ATOMICK, BAKED, CRANKARMSTEADY, DEMSTER, HAS.J, KILAS, KROME, MONO X SCAM, NIC.K, PHATNOEZ, SHEN, SEI, SLACSATU, SPAZ, Syco03, AshD, TRASEONE, SONG, RAY (Badabink), ZERO