Singapore has long since cultivated its arts scene, and, as a result, there are numerous museums and galleries dotted all over the island. From video installations to group sculptures, here are a few of the must-see art exhibitions in Singapore this summer.
Sculptured Vol:1 at the Yavuz Gallery
Sculptured Vol:1 is a group sculpture exhibition that features four artists from Thailand and Myanmar. Beginning on the 24th of June and running until the 23rd of July, the pieces that you will see here put a twist on conventional modes of creation, blurring the lines between sculpture, painting, and installation.
Yayoi Kusama: Life is at the Heart of a Rainbow at the National Gallery Singapore
Yayoi Kusama is one of the most influential artists in the world today and has played a significant role in the development of the art world through the 20th and 21st centuries. The exhibition being held at the National Gallery Singapore will feature 120 pieces by the renowned artist, many of which have never been seen before. These pieces include the artist’s most recent, along with installations that have been specially prepared just for the exhibition. This exhibition follows on from extremely successful versions in Tokyo and Washington D.C., and is one of the most highly anticipated art exhibitions in Singapore this summer.
Ghost Nets of the Ocean at the Asian Civilizations Museum
Marine life is increasingly being endangered by pollution, with fishing nets playing a huge role in this. The Ghost Nets of the Ocean exhibition at the Asian Civilizations Museum aims to bring attention to this, by featuring artists who have transformed this local debris into incredible art installations. The thought-provoking pieces tell the story of the plight that today’s marine life faces, and really makes you think about how humans are impacting the world in such a negative way.
Sharon Chin: Local Flora at Chan + Hori Contemporary
Sharon Chin is an artist from Malaysia who has always been inspired by nature. The Sharon Chin: Local Flora exhibition, which is being held at the Chan + Hori Contemporary gallery from the 29th of June until the 23rd of July, features the artist’s latest series of work, with all of the plants and flowers, depicted being local to her Malaysian neighbourhood of Port Dickson. The illustrations are created using block patterns printed onto recycled fabric, giving them a beautiful ethereal feel.
Creativity in Pulses at the Chinese Cultural Centre
The Chinese Cultural Centre is a relatively new addition to the Singapore art scene, but the Creativity in Pulses exhibition is really helping it to make a name for itself. Located in Chinatown, this exhibition features the work of renowned illustrators, film-makers and more, with everything from art installations to graphic pieces to short films to be seen, all of which explore the values and beliefs of Chinese culture.
Singapore is home to so many different art galleries and museums, each of which showcases truly unique works of art. For those who are heading to the city this summer, make sure that you catch a few of these exhibitions.