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Art Design 5 Art Exhibitions In Singapore To See In August 2020

5 Art Exhibitions In Singapore To See In August 2020

5 Art Exhibitions In Singapore To See In August 2020
Home by Chew Jia Rui Rachel
By Amelia Yeo
August 03, 2020
The National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum rally the country's visual arts community, while Hong Kong-based artist Chris Yuen holds his first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia
Work From Home (Over the Balcony) by Loo Hui Jing
Work From Home (Over the Balcony) by Loo Hui Jing

1/5 Gallery light up by National Gallery Singapore

What The Padang-facing exterior of the National Gallery's central veiled canopy will feature a myriad of 60 original works by artists in Singapore, each inspired by works from the gallery's national collection. Chosen works on display include Loo Hui Jing's art piece Work From Home (Over the Balcony), that takes reference from an 18th-century photograph of a lady attributed to Javanese photographer Kassian Cephas, as well as Chew Jia Rui Rachel's work Home, that was inspired by Singapore artist Liu Kang's Life by the River, illustrating the presence of community spirit through the evolution of Singapore's landscape.

When Till August 30

2/5 Proposals for Novel Ways of Being

What In a united response to sketch new possibilities for the future as brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum have rallied ten other local art institutions, independent art spaces and collectives to present a series of exhibitions and programmes on the changes and effects of our new normal. Of the partnered institutions, the local initiative will see a line-up of works from over 170 local artists and cultural workers in participation, including those involved in Coda Culture's upcoming exhibition which showcases works made of found objects, the National Gallery Singapore's group exhibition consisting of emerging contemporary artists, and NTU CCA's group experimental showcase by artists who work with sound, bodily movements and performance. 

When Till February 2021

Abstract (Kelong) by Cheong Soo Pieng (Image: artcommune gallery)
Abstract (Kelong) by Cheong Soo Pieng (Image: artcommune gallery)

3/5 Cheong Soo Pieng: Ambition in Originality

What Featuring ten significant and highly stylised works by pioneer Singapore artist, Cheong Soo Pieng, gallery-goers will get a glimpse of why Cheong has been attributed as one of the country's most prolific artists, and often praised for boldly decision pursue a modern aesthetic and techniques derived from Western cubism, abstraction and Chinese art traditions. Held at artcommune gallery, works on display were created by Cheong between the 60s and 80s, each spotlighting his determination to explore various themes and mediums informed by his Chinese identity. 

When August 1 to 16

(Image: National Gallery Singapore)
(Image: National Gallery Singapore)

4/5 City Hall: If Walls Could Talk

What The digital edition of the National Gallery Singapore's City Hall: If Walls Could Talk exhibition brings viewers through defining moments of Singapore's history that has taken place within the confines of the formerly known Municipal Building. The exhibition was previously showcased in conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration in 2019, where it highlights the lesser-known stories associated with the landmark through an immersive multimedia experience. Its digital extension now includes interviews with former officers who used to work in the building about their fond memories of the place. 

When From August 9

Balltsz, MuiMui, Joel and Doodood by Chris Huen (Image: Ota Fine Arts)
Balltsz, MuiMui, Joel and Doodood by Chris Huen (Image: Ota Fine Arts)

5/5 Flowers Wilting in a New Day (Aug22-Oct3)

What Hong Kong-based artist Chris Huen will be hosting his first solo exhibition titled "Flowers Wilting in a New Day" in Singapore and Southeast Asia at Ota Fine Arts. Featuring a collection of seven latest works, Huen's paintings are often done from memory which allows him to identify the strongest impression of the moment, and portray it through his signature brush strokes giving audiences the impression that the forms were spontaneously drawn. The artist's main subject matter is his surrounding environment, including his wife, son, new-born daughter and their three dogs. 

When August 22 till October 3

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Art & Design National Gallery Singapore Singapore Art Museum Chris Huen Ota Fine Arts Cheong Soo Pieng artcommune gallery

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