The saddest place on earth

Exhibition, 12 Dec, Books Actually. remember these tear dolls? local design collective Mimipong will showcase their Hug Your Sorrow plush toys in a month-long exhibition, titled The Saddest Place on Earth.

featuring collaborations between Mimipong's signature tear dolls and an exciting cast of international & local creative professionals, the latter group pens their interpretations of sadness on the dolls' cloth tags.

among these are Swedish singer-songwriters Jens Lekman and Pelle Carlberg, senior writer of Frankie magazine Mia Timpano, UK indie songstress Laura Marling and Hong Kong-based toy designer of popular Treeson vinyl figures Bubi Auyong.

on the home front, there's April Lee of ambient duo aspidistrafly, award-winning poet Cyril Wong (love him!), prolific filmmaker Wee Li Lin, singer-songwriter and frontman of The Observatory Leslie Low and Singapore Literature Prize nominee Ng Yi-Sheng.

The exhibition runs from 12 Dec 08 to 12 Jan 09 at BooksActually, 5 Ang Siang Road. via culturepush.

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