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17 Volcanoes

5 October - 31 December 2017
Opening: 5 October 2017, 7 pm
NUS Museum Singapore

Presented by NUS Museum, in collaboration with the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), this exhibition is part of the research project “Tourism and Cultural Heritage: A Case Study on the Explorer Franz Junghuhn”. The contour of this project is shaped around a series of expeditions from Singapore to Java that traces the itinerary of Junghuhn to seventeen of his favourite volcanoes. It aims developing new methods and narratives of research and contemporary exploration. The expeditions consists of small groups of artist, scholars and professionals operating within the fields of humanities, science, urbanism and architecture. They pass through densely populated areas and volcanic areas, questioning the traditional opposition between the urban and the land. 17 Volcanoes performs this multi-disciplinary lens that confronts and reconfigures methods of knowledge exchange and research experience.

The exhibition includes works of art by Armin Linke, Bas Princen, Deni Sugandi, U5, and Wermke/Leinkauf and contributions by Elisabeth Bronfen, Adrianne Joergensen, Alexander Lehnerer, Sebastian Linsin, Clive Oppenheimer, and Philip Ursprung.

Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) is the first programme of the Singapore-ETH Centre, established by ETH Zurich and Singapore’s National Research Foundation. FCL seeks to shape sustainable future cities through science, by design, and in place, with an Asian perspective.


17 Volcanoes

U5 is excited to be part of the research team „17 Volcanoes“, a research project on tourism and urbanization by Philip Ursprung & Alex Lehnerer for Singapore ETH-Centre/Future Cities Laboratory. The project runs from 2015 - 2018.