An Other Space Within the House II Scenes I & II
Digital print on archival rag paper, edition 1/5
70 x 105 cm
Collection of Singapore Art Museum
For this adaptation of An Other Space Within the House II Scenes I & II, artist Tang Ling Nah reimagined a drawing installation as a physical architectural model that can be detached and re-assembled. It comprises six rooms—each in the form of a cube. The various placements of these cubes echoes Tang’s creation process: deconstructing original transitional spaces in a building and reconstructing them to form a new space.
The original artwork, An Other Space Within the House is a drawing installation that was made during Tang’s two-month residency at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2010.
Watch to learn more about this SAM Touch Collection adaptation here:
Tang Ling Nah’s (b. 1971, Singapore) works are inspired by urban spaces in Singapore, such as the public housing’s void decks, alleys, shopping malls and Mass Rapid Transit stations. Tang has found it important to use a very basic implement (particularly charcoal) and support (paper and/or the wall) to explore buildings and spaces as communicators of stories about human life.