If there’s one thing to take away from this year’s Singapore Art Week 2022, it’s that art is boundless. Art lies in the flawed crevices of Bad Imitation (co-curated by the emerging curator Berny Tan); it sits in the hollow contemplation of joy in the immersive Happy House show by underground music impresario Eileen Chan; it demands discourse, just as For The House, Against The House at Gillman Barracks did.
Fashion is no different. Style is personal. And with the isolation of the waves of the pandemic, came the rise of anti-fashion: a diverse range of style aesthetics that challenge mainstream trend-chasers. From cottagecore to dark academia, more are settling into self-expression through styles they take comfort in, whether they’re in trend or not.
We scoured through exhibitions and galleries in search of personal style at Singapore Art Week, and here are the gems we found.