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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Chronicles of a Circuit Breaker Exhibition book talk (online) and exhibit in Singapore

Comics and Covid

Sat May 1, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM SGT

A year after Singapore's circuit breaker, author of Chronicles of a Circuit Breaker, Joseph Chiang joins book editor, CT Lim in reminiscing the quirky, and sometimes, downright perplexing days of the lockdown. In this special book launch event with Mulan Gallery, learn how comics play a role in recording the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Date: Saturday, 1st May 2021
Time: 11.30AM-12.30PM SGT
Location: Zoom and FB Live

*For those who want to participate in the Zoom session, please fill up the attached form. Invitation to the Zoom session will be sent via email.


Funny and stark, this comic strip memoir relives the surreal days of Singapore's circuit breaker days from April to June 2020. Cartoonist Joseph Chiang records the strangeness and the mundanity of daily life during the circuit breaker such as the toilet paper shortage, mask-wearing woes and forced family time. Chiang's slice-of-life stories provide humour during unprecedented times and document local events and idiosyncrasies that stemmed from this new-normal era.

Get the book here.

Joseph Chiang is a visual artist and printmaker. He is the founder of Monster Gallery, a creative print studio; and the Young Printmakers League, a mentorship programme supported by Noise Singapore. He was commissioned by the National Arts Council to organise the Contemporary Printmaking Festival as part of Singapore Art Week 2017. He has exhibited in Singapore and internationally, and was invited to show his work at the 10th World Triennale of Original Prints and Engravings in Chamalieres, France in 2017.


Chronicles of a Circuit Breaker Exhibition
Exhibition Day: 1 - 15 May 2021
Event Address: 36 Armenian Street, #01-07 s(179932)
Contact us at (65) 6738 0810 or

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