Melissa Tan – The Dream From The Other Side

Installation shot of The Dream From The Other Side at the Woodlands Regional Library. Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum


The Dream From The Other Side by Melissa Tan (b.1989, Singapore) examines the mapping of Singapore from a historical perspective through the earliest topographical map of the city in 1958 to those of the present day. Over the course of its showing across the three libraries – Woodlands, Jurong and Tampines Regional Libraries – the installation will evolve to represent how these three different areas have been transformed through destruction and development. The surfacing or disappearing of new towns and water bodies amongst other features, have caused these regions to change in shape and size, changes that will be reflected in each sculpture as the exhibition progresses. The work invites audiences to observe these modifications as reflections of the constructive changes around us, as well as to speculate on the future of Singapore’s terrain.

Melissa Tan – The Dream From The Other Side

28 October - 13 December 2020

Woodlands Regional Library
900 South Woodlands Drive
Singapore 730900

16 December 2020 - 21 March 2021

Jurong Regional Library
21 Jurong East Central 1
Singapore 609732


Tampines Regional Library
1 Tampines Walk
#02-01 Our Tampines Hub
Singapore 528523

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