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Exhibitions

Whether it is getting a glimpse of an artist’s personal life or analysing one’s interpretation of existentialism, the Exhibitions vertical goes beyond its archival objects to hold the mirror right back to our readers, reflecting its ideologies and themes to present-day society.

Otherworlds: Technology Transcends Reality in this Physical and VR Exhibition

Otherworlds: Technology Transcends Reality in this Physical and VR Exhibition

Part of Singapore Art Week (SAW) 2021, we visited the Otherworlds: Non/Digital Realities exhibition, where VR is incorporated into artworks.
Be one with the force this 2021 at Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition

Be one with the force this 2021 at Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition

No need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get your Star Wars fix as Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition finally arrives in Singapore!
Inner Like The OutAR: A Sensory Experience on the Commentary of Technology vs Nature

Inner Like The OutAR: A Sensory Experience on the Commentary of Technology vs Nature

“Do you think technology could ever coexist with nature?” I asked Tulika. “That’s the dream!” She chirped proudly. After almost a year, Tulika Ahuja, Founder and Curator of MAMA MAGNET (an Arts Programming Consultancy), presents us with various perspectives of Man’s fragile relationship with nature through art and exhibitions, supported by the National Arts Council. The digital dynasty of augmented flora and fauna is the brainchild of artists Reza Hasni and Siah Tiong Hong, with Tina Fung (Space Objekt studio) as the principal set designer. The experience begins with a scan of the QR Codes found around the exhibition This…
2020 Wrapped with Asian Civilisations Museum’s Three New Exhibitions

2020 Wrapped with Asian Civilisations Museum’s Three New Exhibitions

Asian Civilisations Museum presents three new exhibitions that will bring you along for an emotional ride into the new year.
By People, For People: Departing and Arriving with Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF)

By People, For People: Departing and Arriving with Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF)

Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is back for its 7th edition, and it’s back to redefine everything you thought you knew.
Once Upon a Pandemic, Migrant Workers Built a Quilt Home

Once Upon a Pandemic, Migrant Workers Built a Quilt Home

Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre and 3Pumpkins joined hands in making "special homes" for migrant workers in their “Stay Home Quilt” art project.
Visit Asian Civilisations Museum from Home

Visit Asian Civilisations Museum from Home

Missing the museum experience? Asian Civilisations Museum has got a list of events that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home!
Meet Jian Yang, the man with over 12,000 toys and a book about tissue couture for dolls

Meet Jian Yang, the man with over 12,000 toys and a book about tissue couture for dolls

With over 12,000 toys in his collection, Jian Yang is one of Singapore’s largest toy collectors. The 39-year-old PR consultant had painstakingly built his collection since 1984, and now has the largest Barbie collection in Asia and an international following of over 20,000 and growing!  We recently visited Jian’s toy haven – his home – to talk about his journey as a toy collector. He shared with us on both the unique experiences he never would have had otherwise, as well as the dissent faced by the community, who even falsely label him as a gay, rich doll collector. Jian…
Traditional meets contemporary at Guo Pei’s exhibition in Singapore

Traditional meets contemporary at Guo Pei’s exhibition in Singapore

In collaboration with world-famous couturière Guo Pei, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) presents ‘Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture’. Held till 15 September 2019, the exhibition spans across two galleries and feature 29 of Guo Pei’s dresses, as well as 20 Chinese art pieces from the museum.  Guo Pei’s creations were erratic yet full of grandeur, it felt like I was walking through Lady Gaga’s wardrobe – had she been a fan of Chinese-inspired fashion. I personally like how each of her gowns come complete with accompanying accessories, headgear, and shoes. Yellow Queen Even before entering the galleries, visitors are met…
In Pictures: When night falls, Haw Par Villa’s 1,000 sculptures and dioramas come alive

In Pictures: When night falls, Haw Par Villa’s 1,000 sculptures and dioramas come alive

“The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head to see the shore.” The world is the throne of evil, and as humanity goes through the cycle of sins, it is odd to say that Haw Par Villa is a place that one can get a revelation of sin.  Built in 1937, Myanmar-Chinese brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par of Tiger Balm fame erected these sculptures to educate the public on traditional Chinese folklore and mythology. It is simply unbelievable for a modern cosmopolitan like Singapore to house such a strange place like Haw Par Villa. Yet,…
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