6 art exhibitions to see in Singapore this month
Keep your eyes peeled to immerse in a world of creativity with exhibitions on display right now.
Human+ : The Future of Our Species
20 May - 15 October 2017, ArtScience Museum
What is it like to stand between fiction and reality?
In the ArtScience Museum's latest exhibition HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species, the lines are blurred, allowing a look into what it means to be human in a world of artificial intelligence, genetic modification and robots.
Featuring the creations of 40 international artisans from artists to technologists, the exhibition is a gateway to a one-of-a-kind experience.
A key highlight is to interact with Nadine, one of the world's most life-like female humanoid social robots.
Don't be too surprised when she recognises faces and even banters with you.
Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth
Photo: BLLNR6 May - 27 August 2017, Singapore Art Museum
Nine contemporary artists conjured up dreamlike interpretations of the interaction between nature and urbanisation; From clusters of tiny mushrooms in overlooked corners to an interactive installation of teepee tents and hanging textile birds, the exhibition will not fail to challenge the extent of human curiosity, encouraging food for thought on your own outlook of life.
On Sharks & Humanity
Photo: BLLNR9 March - 9 September 2017, Parkview Museum
Do you enjoy a bowl of shark fin soup? Ten contemporary Chinese artists don't.
On Sharks & Humanity unveils the prejudice surrounding the 'killer' creature and the shark finning industry, digging deeper into the relationship between humanity and sharks.
Abstract sculptures, paintings and photographs mainly in striking red and blues introduce this sensitive issue in an alleviated yet clear manner on how we relate to these marine animals and the planet's ecosystem as a whole.
Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow
Photo: BLLNR9 June - 3 September 2017, National Gallery Singapore
When dots, nets, pumpkins and infinity rooms come together, Yayoi Kusama's art comes to mind.
At the National Gallery Singapore, venture into Kusama's creative vision with over 120 pieces spanning four galleries of the museum.
In celebration of the 70 years of her artistic endeavour, the exhibition guides you from small experiments with colour and form to large-scale installations with mirror rooms that invite you into a surrealistic world.
Radiant Material: A Dialogue in Vietnamese Lacquer Painting - National Gallery Singapore
Photo: BLLNR5 June - 3 September 2017, National Gallery Singapore
This exhibition showcases the works of a pair from different times: a modern artist and a contemporary artist whom captured the essence of Vietnamese lacquer painting, shining a light on both the beauty and flexibility of the unusual art.
In the 1930s, Nguyen Gia Tri expressed his dynamic take of lacquer, taking the role of a pioneer of Vietnamese modern art, while Phi Phi Oanh uses it to express the fleeting, virtual and interactive perspectives we have of images today.
The lacquer is painted on material such as glass, metal and wood, each resulting in varying textures which make the art form so idiosyncratic.