Collecting Youth Culture: Singapore

Singaporean students open time capsule from students in Pittsburgh, Pa. USA


Nicole Dezelon, Warhol Education Staff
Mara Cregan, Literary Arts, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA)
Heather White, Printmaking, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA)
Wee Lit Tan, School of the Arts (SOTA)
Kelly Tang, School of the Arts (SOTA)  


In March of 2012, students from The Creative And Performing Arts School (CAPA) in Pittsburgh, Pa U.S.A and students from the Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA) created a Time Capsule representing youth ideas around themes found in Andy Warhol’s The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again). The first Collecting Youth Culture time capsule traveled to Singapore for SOTA students to explore and learn about American youth. The themes the Pittsburgh students worked with were: Time, Beauty, Fame, Work, Love and Art. This initial Time Capsule created for Singaporean students mimicked the Time Capsules of Andy Warhol by using a plain cardboard box and collecting youth culture. Inside this capsule SOTA students found a myriad of items—pocket art, handmade ‘zines, various objects representing the themes, artwork, mixed CDs and an original movie about Pittsburgh youth.  The SOTA students opened the Time Capsule at the Art Science Museum in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore during the Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal exhibition, a retrospective exhibit of Andy Warhol’s art and life that will travel through Asia from 2012 through 2014.   

During the months of April and May 2012, SOTA students explored the Pittsburgh Time Capsule with the charge of creating a response that captured ideas of Singaporean youth. The SOTA Time Capsule arrived back in Pittsburgh in early June and CAPA students opened the box in the Andy Warhol Museum while engaging in a video conference with students in Singapore.  In order to begin a dialogue between American and Singaporean youth, a Facebook page was created to collect youth perspectives on being a teenager in our global society. 


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