the story of calico

Adeline Kueh | Alpana Vij | Alysha Rahmat | Hazel Lim | Homa Shojaie | Simon Ng | Zulkhairi Zulkiflee

  • Sat, Jan 15 - Fri, Jan 28 2022
    Open on weekends
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Opening Reception
    Fri, Jan 14, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Free entrance

From 14 to 28 January, as part of Singapore Art Week 2022, UltraSuperNew Gallery Singapore and Critical Craft Collective, present ‘the story of calico’. The exhibition showcases the materiality of calico, its relationship to colonial trade routes, and its role in today’s context.

How would ‘the story of calico’ unfold as we reclaim ideas around intimacy/distance, repetition, rituals and domesticity in light of the pandemic? What is our relationship, as makers, to the environment? The exhibition brings together seven artists and a writer from different backgrounds who are focusing on craft, the techniques and processes of making, as well as  myth-making and storytelling. The artists include Adeline Kueh, Alpana Vij, Alysha Rahmat, Hazel Lim, Homa Shojaie, Simon Ng, Zulkhairi Zulkiflee with an essay by Sam I-shan.

The range of works include objects, sculptures, tapestries, photo/image transfers, assemblage, and representational pieces. 

About Critical Craft Collective Singapore

the story of calico marks the official launch of the Critical Craft Collective Singapore, an initiative started by Adeline Kueh and Hazel Lim (who are also the co-curators for the exhibition). The collective aims to investigate the relationships between craft and contemporary art, design and new technologies, leading to the formation of the Craft Council of Singapore in 2022.

COVID-19 regulations will be strictly adhered to, with Trace Together check-in required. Bookings for visits can be made through the official Peatix page with links and details available on the story of calico official FB event page.