Week 5

How have artists made us think about labor? Share with the class an image or a article that brings up this issue of labor.

Based on last week’s presentation on the portrayal of the Samsui women, artists present scenes of them at work where it showed how these women handled tough labour under weather conditions as they earn money to support their family abroad.   


Artists integrated materials such as granite or paints of different hue and tone to convey and depict the tedious life of labour. Through the perspectives of the different artists, it made me reflect on labour in the present and current context of how the society take labour workers for granted with thoughts that they are just doing their job and thus, only giving a little appreciation.


In conjunction to the SG50 celebrations, the Labour Movement released a collection of 50 Ways The Labour Movement Shaped The Workforce, which shows the milestones and improvement in labour force.