Aina Shukri, Alfiah Rahdini, Ami Konuma, Brendan Johnny, Carmen Ceniga Prado, Dana Blume, Duarte Perry, Isabella Teng, Jonáš Baierl, Kathi Schulz, Katie Tindle, Lucylle Bianca Cawaling, Luka Ličina, Marić, Neil Robinson, Norbert Filep, Razan AlSarraf, Sam Rathbun, Tamae Kobori, Wang Huiling, Yasmin L Jones

Participating institutions:

California Institute of the Arts, Goldsmiths University of London, Köln International School of Design, LASALLE College of the Arts, Sanata Dharma University, Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, University of Arts in Belgrade, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Universiti Teknologi MARA, University of California, Davis, University of Plymouth, University of the Philippines, Diliman, University of Washington, University of West Bohemia, Zurich University of the Arts

Tropical Lab is an annual international art camp for master’s degree and PhD candidates organised by LASALLE College of the Arts and led by Senior Fellow, Milenko Prvački. Over two weeks, 21 students from international art schools and institutions undertake workshops and seminars in Singapore exploring various aspects of history, geography, culture and aesthetics.

Theme: Emergency

Emergency as a contemporary idea is primarily borne out by sudden medicalised ruptures to the human body, severe political fractures to the body politic of society, and everyday breaks as a means to temporally attend to matters with a sense of immediacy and urgency. These ritualised signifiers form the basis on which one can help ascertain the current station of contemporary society.

Curated by Mithu Sen