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Art Design Singapore's ArtScience Museum Tracing 40 Years Of Street Art

Singapore's ArtScience Museum Tracing 40 Years Of Street Art

Banksy mural in New York. Image: courtesy of Ian Cox
By AFP
January 09, 2018
An exhibition opening this month in Singapore will feature work by some of the world's top street artists, with plans to invite some of them to create new paintings on-site.

Art from the Streets, opening January 13, is a new exhibition at Singapore's ArtScience Museum which traces 40 years of street art, tracking its evolution from countercultural beginnings through to its presence as a major contemporary art phenomenon.

Banksy, Shepard Fairey (aka Obey), Futura, Invader, JR, Blek le Rat, Swoon and Vhils are among the major artists whose work will go on display at the show, which will also spotlight urban art in Southeast Asia through works by local and regional artists including Speak Cryptic, Yok & Sheryo of Singapore and Eko Nugroho of Indonesia.

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YZ, "Empress Wu." Image: courtesy of Stéphane Bisseuil
YZ, "Empress Wu." Image: courtesy of Stéphane Bisseuil

Works will include large-scale mural paintings, installations, videos, prints, archival material, drawings and sketches.

In one of the show's highlights, a series of live paintings and installations will be created on-site by nearly a dozen artists, including Spain's Felipe Pantone, all of whom will take over the museum's galleries to create new works especially for the show.

"Art from the Streets" runs from January 13 to June 3. 

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