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Placing Home: Woodlands


Placing Home: Woodlands is a public art project that explores ideas of home and movement within Woodlands.


Writer Pico Iyer once remarked that “movement is a fantastic privilege, [but] only has a meaning if you have a home to go back to”. What is home, though, if not only a dwelling place?


While a place is defined by its historical and cultural identity, and a space can emerge when a physical area is imbued with social meanings, home is created when place and space converge. – it is a habitat for humanity associated with a piece of the soul.


To experience home in a public domain is thus a way of encountering spaces in between places. Drawing from this concept, Placing Home: Woodlands presents five artworks in the neighbourhood that invite all to look at our surroundings with fresh eyes and ask questions about the world in which we live.




Placing Home: Woodlands is curated by Dr. Wang Ruobing.

Dr. Wang Ruobing is an artist and curator who currently teaches at the LASALLE College of the Arts. Her research examines questions of identity, hybridity and transcultural discourses with a focus on contemporary art in China and Southeast Asia. In her art practice, Ruobing often uses everyday objects to challenge ways of seeing and comment on the process of knowledge acquisition.



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