OH! Jalan Besar: Refuge for Strangers
4 September - 31 October
OH! presents its flagship artwalk, this time in the neighbourhood of Jalan Besar.
Strangers belong here.
In a city of sharp lines, yellow boxes and clear labels, Jalan Besar is complex, messy and raw. Here lies a place you can make your own, but only if you belong here and perhaps nowhere else; the transient workers, the fringes of society, the sunset trades and disappearing clans – these communities live in the margins of Singapore. But not in Jalan Besar. Jalan Besar belongs to them.
When you take this tour, remember, you enter as strangers. Artists lead the way, their works scattered around the secret spaces and trade shops of Jalan Besar. You will get to experience the strangeness of a neighbourhood where colliding communities intersect and its past overlaps with the present.
Be part of OH! Jalan Besar and learn the stories that built this refuge for strangers.