Tropical Lab 16: Emergency


Date & Time

Date: Fri 5 Aug – Sat 3 Sep 2022
Opening hours: 12:00pm – 7:00pm (Monday–Saturday, closed on Sunday, public holidays and College closures)


Praxis Space, Project Space and Brother Joseph McNally Gallery





Tropical Lab is an annual international art camp organised by LASALLE College of the Arts for masters degree and PhD candidates. Over two weeks led by Senior Fellow, Milenko Prvački, students from international art schools and institutions undertake workshops and seminars in Singapore exploring various aspects of history, geography, culture and aesthetics.

This year's theme 'Emergency' is a contemporary idea primarily borne out by sudden medicalised ruptures to the human body, severe political fractures to the body politic of society, and everyday breaks as a means to temporally attend to matters with a sense of immediacy and urgency. These ritualised signifiers form the basis on which one can help ascertain the current station of contemporary society.

Participating institutions
California Institute of the Arts, Goldsmiths University of London, Köln International School of Design, LASALLE College of the Arts, Sanata Dharma University, Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, University of Arts in Belgrade, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Universiti Teknologi MARA, University of California, Davis, University of Plymouth, University of the Philippines, Diliman, University of Washington, University of West Bohemia, Zurich University of the Arts

Aina Shukri, Alfiah Rahdini, Ami Konuma, Brendan Johnny, Carmen Ceniga Prado, Dana Blume, Duarte Perry, Isabella Teng, Jonáš Baierl, Kathi Schulz, Katie Tindle, Lucylle Bianca Cawaling, Luka Ličina, Marić, Neil Robinson, Norbert Filep, Razan AlSarraf, Sam Rathbun, Tamae Kobori, Wang Huiling, Yasmin L Jones

Mithu Sen

Image: ©Courtesy of Dušan Petričić