M-Spaces: Crossover or Assimilation
- an interdisciplinary international art project, and
affiliate programme of Histories, Identities,
Technologies, Spaces: Singapore Art Today in Nokia
Singapore Art 2001, organised by the National Arts
Council and the Singapore Art Museum

M-Spaces: Crossover or Assimilation aims to visualise
spaces within spaces, be they mental or material,
manufactured or manipulated, as worlds within worlds.
It investigates the emergence of spaces within
dominant narratives and within realities shaped by
media and social-political rhetoric, that are both
local and global. It explores the possibilities for
the forming of alternative histories and/or identities
emerging from regulated environments. The project also
examines the concepts of multiculturalism and
interculturalism, which are based on the coexistence
of differences, within heterogeneous, hybridised or
contested social spaces.

This art project will be presented on multi media
platforms within an installation to be sited in the
public shopping space of Millenia Walk. Using the
different forms of contemporary art such as
installation, video, photography and text based works,
various local and foreign artists, writers and an
architect will examine positions of difference,
dislocation, as well as notions of appropriation and
multiple perceptions within a hybridised,
multicultural space. These works draw from and on the
everyday occurrences of assimilation, negotiation, and
crossover that take place in contemporary society. An
interesting feature will be artworks whih incorporate
material contributed by statutory boards and
corporations such as the Singapore Immigration &
Registration, the National Library Board, and
Singapore Press Holdings.

Exhibition dates: 5th January 2002, from 3 p.m.

6th to 13th January 2002,
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

Venue: The Great Hall @ Millenia Walk

Opening reception: Saturday 5th Jan., 3 pm in The
Great Hall @ Millenia Walk,

Guests-of-honours: Ms Melissa Kwee, VP, Corporate
Communications, Pontiac Marina Pte Ltd and Ms Goh
Ching Lee, Director, Programme Development, NAC
Project talk: Saturday, 12th Jan., 5 pm at
installation site

Project curator: Jay Koh

Participants: Sylvia Goh, Wilkie Tan, Heng Yew Seng,
Chua Xinyuan, Kai, Chu Lik Ren, Tan Tarn How, Bianca
Polak (The Netherlands), Jay Koh (Germany), Lea
Kantonen (Finland), Pekka Kantonen (Finland), Eva
Ursprung and Veronika Dreier, members of Woman Art
Support, Graz (Austria)

Free trolley bus from City Hall MRT interchange (St.
Andrew's cathedral exit) to Time Square, Millenia Walk
or Bus Nr.:36, 70 & 133


The organisers would like to thank the following for
their kind sponsorship, contributions and support.

Millenia Walk
IFIMA - International Forum InterMedia Art
Singapore Press Holdings,
Singapore Immigration & Registration
National Arts Council, Singapore
Singapore Art Museum
Phish Communications
Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd
LEE Foundation
National Library Board
Far East Flora Pte Ltd
Westport Intertrade Pte Ltd
The Substation
Chu ChuYuan
Tien Woon
CLLA Architects