Back to All Events

Everything is Tasteless or Too Sweet


  • Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre 756 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534626 Singapore (map)
24862590_170052353729519_7058045429884364367_n.jpg

Everything Is Tasteless or Too Sweet
by Lai Yu Tong
16 – 29 December
Opening: Saturday 16 December, 4pm
Artist Event: Saturday 23 December

Lai Yu Tong is a Singaporean artist that creates works responding to familiar conditions of modern living—mundanity, exhaustion and instability. He works freely across photography, video, writing, performance and sound, often considering duration, rhythm and speed within his creations.

Through his practice, he has been trying to make sense of daily observations and experiences, and to construct a language that can express his sentiments of the everyday condition that otherwise cannot be conveyed through words.

opening day is a four-part series of artistic interventions housed in the common space on the top floor of Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre (USSC) from 2 December 2017 to 31 January 2018. Titled after local poet Arthur Yap’s poem which describes the new urbane sensations created by the construction of a new building in the 1970s, the poem acts as a foil for the weathered state of the site. Jointly organized by Selene Yap and Cheng Jia Yun, opening day will feature the responses of artists Chua Chye Teck, Lai Yu Tong, Susie Wong and Sookoon Ang.