Category: Visual Art

Museum Musings: Singapore Art Museum Introduces SAM Touch Collection, Specially for the Visually-Impaired Community

The Singapore Art Museum has introduced the all new SAM Touch Collection today, one of several initiatives by SAM to extend the contemporary art experience to audiences of all backgrounds and abilities. The SAM Touch Collection, as its name suggests, comprises art specifically developed to travel and engage with the visually-impaired community. The development of the

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Museum Musings: Boedi Widjaja Co-Comissioned For APT9 and Singapore Biennale 2019

Singapore-based Indonesian artist Boedi Widjaja has been co-comissioned by the Singapore Art Museum and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) to produce a two-part architectural and sound installation, to be presented at ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) in Brisbane, Australia and the Singapore Biennale 2019. This is the first project

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Museum Musings: Three New Exhibitions Opening At Gillman Barracks

Time to make a trip down to Gillman Barracks this month, as the Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Yavuz Gallery and Mizuma Gallery each open a new exhibition! At Sundaram Tagore Gallery, get a glimpse at acclaimed Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi in her first solo show in Singapore, Truth and Beauty, which runs from 26th October to 15th December. Known

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Museum Musings: Sullivan + Strumpf (Sydney) Presents Polly Borland’s Polymorph

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Sullivan+Strumpf is proud to present Polly Borland’s Polymorph this November, in a solo exhibition featuring new work from Borland. Born in Melbourne in 1959, Borland has since relocated to Los Angeles in 2011, where she now resides. Borland initially established herself as a portrait photographer in Australia, having shot for numerous international publications including The

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Museum Musings: Ota Fine Arts Singapore Presents Firoz Mahmud’s Drawing Revolution

Ota Fine Arts Singapore presents a new solo exhibition by Firoz Mahmud featuring his drawings, paintings and wood carvings. Based in New York City, Firoz takes inspiration from Bangladeshi history and the region. Many of Mahmud’s works explore colonial narratives of Bangladesh and its capital, Dhaka, and how they have been transformed by colonialism. Works

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Museum Musings: Sullivan + Strumpf (Sydney) Presents Dawn Ng’s Perfect Stranger

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA “It often strikes me that when someone says they miss something, they ordinarily allude to a person, time or place; when what they truly miss is a version of themselves, which they can never get back to again. After all, what is each of us, but a vessel of vanishing selves?” After catching

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Bahrain Art Week Singapore: An Interview with ArtBAB Founder Kaneka Subberwal and Artists Jamal Abdul Rahim and Faika Al Hasan

The Kingdom of Bahrain holds an enviable 5,000 year history. Naturally then, they’ve had plenty of time to grow their artistic landscape, evolving from the traditional to the contemporary and now equipped with a diverse range of distinctive styles across the board. But as with any ‘product’, it is key that the world becomes aware of

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Museum Musings: National Gallery Singapore Launches OUTBOUND Commission Series

National Gallery Singapore is set to launch OUTBOUND, a brand new series of artwork commissions to trigger unexpected and meaningful art encounters for visitors beyond the exhibition galleries. These unique commissions are meant to greet visitors as they walk around the Gallery, designed to provoke critical reflection, curiosity and playfulness. Curated as an ongoing series, each

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Museum Musings: Embodiment | Sentience at The Private Museum

In conservative Singapore, it’s next to impossible to find an exhibition dedicated almost entirely to a gallery of nudes. But perhaps that’s where The Private Museum comes into the picture, most recently daring to do the extraordinary, and providing an avenue for art on the margins to be displayed in its fully glory. Commemorating the

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Museum Musings: President’s Young Talents 2018 at Singapore Art Museum

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) returns this October with the 7th edition of the President’s Young Talents 2018 exhibition. Held at SAM at 8Q from 4th October 2018 to 27th January 2019, the latest edition of the exhibition features five Singaporean contemporary artists – Yanyun Chen, Weixin Quek Chong, Debbie Ding, Hilmi Johandi and Zarina

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