Eugene Tan
Mapping Land

Aesthetics of Resistance in Kampong Lorong Buangkok


Un-commissioned | New Talent

How were your illustrations used? :
College or university project, Exhibition or installation

How did you make this work:
In Singapore, land is scarce and seen solely as an economic resource. Maps are often used to measure the extent of land, reducing it to a shape on paper. By depicting the rich narratives, history and inhabitants of the land, this illustration challenges the neoliberal cartographic representation of Kampong Buangkok: the last rural village that has resisted the modern development of Singapore.

Social Media:

National University of Singapore

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Eugene Tan (b.1995) is an artist that explores themes at the intersection of art and architecture. Tan's work often deals with the modernization of Singapore; to form meaningful conversations about conservation and culture in a city predominated by ideals of efficiency and pragmatism.