Kult Gallery’s Choking Hazard exhibition explores strange toys.
On March 18, to mark the closing of Choking Hazard, Kult Gallery will host a number of activities including an art jam with artists, where members of the public are invited to add on to the existing artwork in the gallery created by contributing artists. There will also be a screening of New In Box, a short documentary film about toy collectors in Singapore by Rob Newberry. The full closing day line-up can be found here.
Using dismantled toys, designers and artists recreate eclectic mixed media playthings inspired by the excess that is mass production and overconsumption.
The exhibition will include the work of the notable Sket One and Jason Freeny (who has collaborated with Singapore based toymakers, Mighty Jaxx).
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A special edition of Kult magazine, Kult Gallery’s in-house art publication, will be released in conjunction with the exhibition. The issue revolves around the idea of alternative toys, with visuals designed by 30 different artists from 8 different countries. Both new and seasoned artists have contributed to the issue, including the likes of Ash Schmitt and The Terror Troopers.
Only 2,500 copies of the magazine, priced at S$8 a copy, will be available for purchase online. The magazine is also available at retailers Actually, Cat Socrates, Kult Store, and SUP Clothing. The magazine will be on sale from February 17th.
Choking Hazard: An Exhibition About Toys
Date: 17 February – 18 March 2017
Time: Monday to Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 2pm – 7pm
Closed on Sundays
Venue: Kult Gallery (11 Upper Wilkie Rd, Block C2-5)
More information on the exhibition here.