Potret Potret - A Lecture-cum-Workshop by Nadiah Alsagoff
Potret Potret is a commission for Chetti Melaka of the Straits. It serves to introduce past and present images of this unique community, pursuing the themes of hybridity and identity. Hand painted by Nadiah Alsagoff, Potret Potret is a moving effort juxtaposing members of Singapore’s Chetti Melaka community with their ancestors, seen side-by-side for the first time. Potret Potret also echoes the influence of Straits fashion among the Chetti Melaka, as seen in the use of batik fabrics. The subjects are uniquely Chetti Melaka, not falling into any one physical template. Nadiah subtly reveals the diverse influences in their making – Indian, Malay, and Chinese.
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre (IHC), Level 2 Activity Room – 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Choose from the following workshop timing:
Sat, 19 Jan 6:00pm
About Nadiah Alsagoff
Nadiah Alsagoff (b. 1991) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Singapore. She has graduated with a BA Honours degree in Fine Art at LASALLE College of the Arts – Goldsmiths University of London. She is interested in the relationship between the body, the self and its position in the everyday world and with other beings. Having grown up in a culturally mixed background, namely Arab, Chinese and Sarawakian, she often finds herself in a space between cultures.
Her work stems from her position in a culturally mixed setting and looks at themes of identity and existence, how people are born into a world of predetermined circumstance, and how identities are contextualised beings, tied to the world by their bodies.
Formally trained as a painter, she also explores these themes through the use of the body in video and performance.
About ARTWALK Little India 2019
ARTWALK Little India is an annual multidisciplinary public arts project set in the cultural precinct of Little India. Presented by the Singapore Tourism Board and LASALLE College of the Arts with the support of Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association, ARTWALK is back with its fifth edition themed Image and Sound of Fragrance.
From wall murals to exhibitions to performances, ARTWALK has something for everyone. Excite the senses and immerse yourselves in the rich heritage and culture of fragrance in Little India. The festival will run from 18 January to 2 February 2019 with performances and activities on Friday and Saturday evenings.