FRAGMENTS OF MY IDENTITY
The Substation Gallery, Singapore
21 April – 7 May 2011
Identity defines what we are and who we are, differentiates us, and distinguishes us. But while we see it as central to our being – personal and instinctive – the issue of identity is also very much part of public discourse. Why is identity so contentious, at the same time, so crucial to how we define ourselves?
In modern and cosmopolitan Singapore, we are constantly grappling with this issue of identity. How to define it? Based on race? Based on mindset – Asian, not Western? Based on our roles in society? Based on our collective values as Singaporeans or based on our personal values and beliefs? Or, based on who we see ourselves as – self-described?