Discipline the City examines the question of control, access and politics of space. Discipline the City is also The Substation’s artistic theme of 2017. With such annual themes, The Substation delves into societal issues by initiating cultural conversations and showing the public how contemporary art can shape public discourse.
“Our founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, is also often called the Architect of Singapore. He understood how important the visuality of the city was. In a city that is constantly erasing and redefining itself, I think it’s really necessary to have a larger, national conversation,” says Alan Oei, Artistic Director of The Substation.
The three-month exhibition takes place in three acts (23 August – 24 September, 4 – 22 October & 1- 26 November) with the involvement of visual artists, performance artists and punks providing a variety of public programmes and events. Here are just some of the thought-provoking programmes lined up: