Visual Arts

Progress: The Game of Leaders

Organised by: National Arts Council (NAC), Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
Performed by: Sam Lo
  • Date:
    22 - 28 Jan 2018
  • Time:
    Mon - Fri: 10:00am – 8:00pm
    Closed on Sat, Sun, & PHs
  • Venue:
    The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
    The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429 The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
  • Admission:
    Free

Synopsis:

Based on the classic block-stacking game, Progress: The Game of Leaders is a highly interactive sculpture that depicts Singapore's current socio-political landscape. Through the form of a game, the artwork invites visitors to ponder some of the fundamental values necessary in the name of progress.

The blocks of Progress symbolise elements we've strengthened in order to build a first world country – the stacking of blocks simulates building skyscrapers with our own hands, much like how societies are constantly constructed and seeking upgrade. However, alongside progress, some compromises have to be made.

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A joint initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

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Image: Progress: The Game of Leaders, Samantha Lo, 2017. Image courtesy of Sarah Walker & Melbourne Festival.



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