Here in Southeast Asia for the first time, Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests will be displayed at the ArtScience Museum. Named after the Dutch word for “beach animals”, these large kinetic sculptures took Jansen 28 years to master. Made out of plastic pipings, bottles and more, the self-propelling machines are able to exist independently and survive even in stormy conditions. This exhibition will feature 13 Strandbeests.
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“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.” The Little Prince, the world’s most translated book after the Bible, celebrates its 75th anniversary with an intimate exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Discover the magic behind Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s work through unpublished hand-drawn illustrations and personal belongings, some of which have never travelled out of France before.
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A new contemporary art gallery, Hatch Art Project, has launched in Singapore’s Central Business District with an eccentric series dedicated to the one thing we all love: Food. The exhibition critically explores the world of food with bold and raw artwork from several Asian Pacific artists. Look out for Vietnamese artist Nguyen Van Du’s sanguinary pieces titled “Slaughter House”, which was painted using the blood of animals he witnessed being slaughtered — taking the phrase “blood on one’s hands” to the next level.
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Graffiti, murals, street art, you name it. Since the 1960s, street art has turned public spaces into canvases for self-expression, or even as powerful political tools. This exhibition features works from big names like C215, Keith Haring, Basquiat and Blek le Rat that pushed boundaries and shaped the urban movement to what it is today. Keep an eye out for Seen’s iconic comic book hero series, which once coloured New York City’s subways.
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Hot off Milan Design Week for its first and only stop, Handmade on Tour will showcase 22 one-off designs of reimagined or repurposed everyday objects. Spanning furniture, fittings, fashion and more, the beauty of this exhibition lies behind its wild designs and intricate craftsmanship. Seven other pieces by local artists will be displayed, with one of them being Edmund Zhang’s Squeezy lamp that won Wallpaper’s competition last year. It comprises an innovative LED lamp that illuminates brighter with each squeeze.
Hailing from Harajuku, UltraSuperNew has launched its brand new Singapore space with installations that utilise several mediums like technology, sculptures and performance — which explains the exhibition’s name, Mixed Up. The gallery features five rising artists like Singaporean artist Urich Lau with a multi-interactive installation that weaves in captured images of the audience, creating an ever-evolving piece of work. The exhibit is specially curated by Milenko Prvački, one of Singapore’s foremost art mavens and educators.
Inspired by the vast concept of time, Singapore Art Museum puts up a family-friendly interactive exhibition with highlights such as works by Japanese artist Mayuko Kanazawa, and French artist Stéphane Masson’s 280 illuminated glass jars. Apart from viewing the art pieces on display, attend talks and art workshops, or catch a series of short films centred on the concept of time.
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