24/01/2013 - 15/09/2013

 

The Quieting and The Alarming
Thursday 24 January — Sunday 15 September 2013
Credit Suisse: Innovation In Art Series
Part of the President’s Young Talents Exhibition
Singapore Art Museum

This project looks at the current status of the wild boar situation in Singapore. Without a natural predator, the population of wild boars here has exploded in the last few years. Wild boars are known to cause severe damage to the forest floor and the damage is very visible today in our central catchment nature reserves. The government has started to cull wild boars (one of the first to be culled was in June 2012 when a rogue boar attacked a boy) but this move was met with resistance from animal interest groups. Much of the debate hinged on ethical questions and the fear of upsetting a natural balance we did not yet fully understand.

This installation explores the different perspectives through which we observe nature, as well as the sense of uncertainty people feel about our interactions with nature. The concept of wilderness and nature in Singapore is defined by various systems of control – the media, official bodies, academia and animal rights lobbyists.

Gallery open:
Mon – Thu: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

71 Bras Basah Road , Singapore, Singapore 189555
Tel: +65 6332 3222

www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

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Image : Copyright 2013, Institute of Critical Zoologists




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