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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.

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,…
Singapore Night Festival 2019: 5 Light Installations to Check Out This Year

Singapore Night Festival 2019: 5 Light Installations to Check Out This Year

Singapore Night Festival returns for its 12th edition from 23 August to 31 August 2019, featuring a plethora of experiences and artworks that are set to transform the Bras Basah.Bugis district into an arts and cultural oasis.  View this post on Instagram The Singapore Night Festival returns for its 12th year, transporting you to an ethereal wonderland as always — and this time, tackling issues such as climate change along the way. Check out what's new in bio. A post shared by DANAMIC (@danamicorg) on Aug 25, 2019 at 9:05pm PDT This year, the Singapore Night Festival will host two…
New Future Makers Exhibition opens at Science Centre Singapore

New Future Makers Exhibition opens at Science Centre Singapore

The importance of engineers in Singapore is not something to be understated, with a vast majority of the population of Singaporean students choosing to specialise in an engineering-related course in the later stages of their education cycle. Science Centre Singapore wants not just to commemorate the work done by these people following this speciality, but also to encourage more people to join the field. Enter Future Makers, a new permanent exhibition in the scientific institution that just launched, celebrating the valuable contributions that engineers have given to the world that have shaped society for the better. Professor Lim Tit Meng,…
Awakenings: Social Activism In Asia That Speaks To The Masses

Awakenings: Social Activism In Asia That Speaks To The Masses

Following successive showings in Japan and Korea, Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s will make its Southeast Asian premiere at National Gallery Singapore from Friday, 14 June to Sunday, 15 September 2019. Featuring 142 provocative artworks by more than 100 artists from 12 countries in Asia, Awakenings spotlights a critical turning point in Asia’s post-war history that saw artists — and the public — assert their identity and become advocates for change through art. The period between the 1960s and 1990s was characterised by ideological confrontations, rise in nationalism, rapid modernisation, and a wave of democratic movements across Asia.…
Embark Into A World Of Inflatables At Floating Utopias

Embark Into A World Of Inflatables At Floating Utopias

Feast your eyes on eight dramatic, larger-than-life inflatables – among 40 unique artworks – at the Floating Utopias exhibition, hosted at the ArtScience Museum. Held from Saturday, 25 May to Sunday, 29 September 2019, the exhibition takes a playful and poetic look at inflatable objects, showing how they have been used in art, architecture and social activism over the decades. Floating Utopias is a visual spectacle grounded by a strong political narrative that reveals how inflatable objects were used for ideological propaganda in the 20th century, and how artists countered these tendencies by using them as playful tools of social…
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