Tropical Lab 10: Fictive Dreams

Opening date: Wed 3 Aug 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Exhibition period: Thur 4 Aug – Wed 7 Sep 2016
Opening hours: 12:00pm to 7:00pm, closed on Mondays and public holidays

Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Praxis Space and Project Space
Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore


Free admission

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Artists: Dhimas Ananda, Tim Bailey, Monica Shanta Brown, Vera Bruggmann, Gala, Thanatcha Chairin, Flavio Cury, Dekde, Graziela Guardino, Emika Hosoi, Oliver Hutchison, Jantsakhorol Erdemebayar (Jantsa), Andrea Knezovic, Sonja Lippuner, Brittany Neimeth, Will Pham, Arielle Rebek, Toi Rina, Daniel Rose, Marie Schumann, Artur Silva, Nastassja Simensky, Aurelie Strumans, Hannah Tan, Ulziibayar, Alpana Vij, Imari Yamaura and Ji Woon Yoon.

Participating institutions: Academy of Arts in Osijek, California Institute of the Arts, Columbia University, Art Institute of the FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel, Goldsmiths, Hong Kong Art School, Indonesian Institute of the Arts Denpasar, Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta, LASALLE College of the Arts, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Massey University, Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture, Musashino Art University, Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Plymouth University, RMIT University, Royal Academy of Arts, Silpakorn University, University of Belgrade, University of California Davis, and Zurich University of the Arts.

Tropical Lab 10: Fictive dreams is the 10th edition of an annual international art camp and exhibition organised by LASALLE College of the Arts. Twenty-eight students from major international art schools embark on a collective journey to explore this year’s theme.

Fictive dreams loosely alludes to Sigmund Freud’s The interpretation of dreams (1899), and methods of suspending disbelief in John Gardner’s The art of fiction: Notes on craft for young writers (1991). The camp invites the participants to delve into fictional worlds where dreams and nightmares probe our notions of reality. How can art project ideas and scenarios of the future? And how do fiction and dreams inform our experience of the contemporary world—a world that is plagued by unexpected maelstroms?

 Visitors are invited to purchase copies of the fifth edition of ISSUE, an international art journal published by LASALLE College of the Arts. The illustrated journal features contributions and essays by artists, curators and art historians responding to the theme of fictive dreams. RRP S$10.00

Tropical Lab is coordinated by Milenko Prvacki, Senior Fellow at LASALLE College of the Arts.  


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Image: Tropical Lab 10: Fictive dreams, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2016. Photo:



Tropical Lab 10: Fictive Dreams

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