ARTIST OF THE MONTH: susana wessling

Painting - Sculpture - Writing


Susana Wessling is a half Portuguese half German visual artist currently living in Lithuania. Over the last seven years she has lived in five different countries and done residencies in two more. She draws from the experience of living in different places and moving often and her practice is based on collecting misfits, mishaps and mismatches that come to be in the liminal spaces created by this mobility.

For this residency Susana has established a series of topics to set the stage for a one week exploration of a completely new setting. She will be writing and painting in the hotel and she has a suitcase that turns into a studio.

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Under The Turban

A cheesemaker, a biker, a farmer, a model, a prince. They’re not all one person, but they all do have one thing in common—they are Sikhs. Originating nearly 500 years ago, Sikhism is now the world’s fifth largest religion, with many of its 25 million members choosing to express their commitment to their faith and culture by wearing a very recognizable piece of clothing—the turban. But who are these people, where do they live, and for what do they stand? Or, put simply, what makes one a Sikh?

When nine-year-old Zara Garcha asks such a question, her family decides to answer it in a most extraordinary manner—by embarking on an international journey to learn about their heritage from modern day Sikhs. From Italy to India to Great Britain, Argentina, Canada, and the United States, Zara and her family traverse the globe and meet some of the most interesting, generous, and compassionate people on Earth. And in so doing, they remind us that, to fully understand our fellow human beings, we must judge not solely by what is on one’s head, but by what is in one’s heart.

Under The Turban won the United Film Festival Award and is one of the 80 free films available to guests of the Vagabond Club.

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Uncanned Art at the Vagabond Club

Uncanned Art is a collective of local artists that make the Vagabond Club their home each Thursday morning. They also host charity events to support AWARE, Singapore's only woman-focused charity.

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