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DISINI
Officially opened on 26 January 2018 during Art After Dark, DISINI is a curated festival consisting of a series of events, art exhibitions and public engagements. Spurred by its locale, DISINI borrows its name from the Malay adverb ‘di sini’, meaning ‘over here’. DISINI is Gillman Barracks’ inaugural visual arts festival organised by Chan + Hori in partnership with the National Arts Council. There are nine visually arresting outdoor murals and sculptures launched since January, with the latest artwork added in March 2018.
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The Gillman area has been occupied in as far back as 1349 as noted by Wang Dayuan, a Chinese trader who penned personal encounters with communities living near Longyamen, between Sentosa island and Labrador Point. Today, this historical landscape includes iconic sites such as Haw Par Villa, Pasir Panjang Terminal, the shrine of Raden Mas Ayu, Bukit Chandu and Labrador Park. These landmarks sit within a 4-km radius surrounding Gillman Barracks and string the curatorial premise for DISINI. Catchwords such as ‘divinity’, ‘trade’, ‘war’, ‘myth’, ‘monument’, ‘sanctuary’, ‘flora’, ‘occupation’ and ‘hero’, present ideas that call out to be excavated and engaged. ⠀⠀
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Through DISINI, the site presents possibilities for meaningful meetings and a juncture to consolidate the collective spirit. ⠀⠀

Visit www.disini.art for more information. ⠀⠀
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Image Courtesy of DISINI. ⠀