Angelina Hue

Earlier this month, AB and I went to the Barbican Arts Centre for “The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns” exhibition. It was the second time that I had stepped foot into the Barbican Estate housing complex, within which the arts centre is located.Barbican02tc4The first time I was there, AB and I had a long discussion about the Brutalist architectural style of the Barbican complex and we almost got into an argument about the architecture in Singapore – I don’t remember what about exactly, except that I felt inclined to disagree with him and defend against his “criticism” of the urban planning in my country!Barbican11-12tc4The Barbican is built over a site that was completely destroyed during the London Blitz in 1940 and the last phase – the Barbican Arts Centre – was completed in 1982. For me, the complex – with its tall…

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