HERESY OR CODSWALLOP
In the second solo exhibition in Singapore for the internationally acclaimed Bali-based American artist, Ashley Bickerton, Gajah Gallery presents works from the last decade of Bickerton’s practice, from 2011 to the present day. The artist spearheaded the Neo-Geo movement (Neo-Geometric Conceptualism) alongside Jeff Koons, Peter Halley and Meyer Vaisman, heralding a new style of geometric painting that rebelled against the Neo-Expressionist trends.
Until Feb 14
Stefanie Hauger’s solo exhibition at Miaja Art Collections is a reflection on 10 years of the artist’s life, during which she had to face struggles and emotional challenges. She chose one word to describe each year, then created a painting to represent them individually.
Until Feb 15
Gain insight into Berlin-based Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fai’s artistic process in this presentation of his ongoing research into the metaphysics of the human body. It takes the body as a conceptual device for explorations into “post-human” choreographic ideas and alternative states of consciousness. The experimental installation highlights Choy’s multi-faceted art practice, which situates itself at the intersection of dance, media art and performance.
Until Feb 21
Contemporary art and fashion come together as Indonesian creatives reinterpret and rework Indonesia’s rich traditions in this group exhibition at Mizuma Gallery. Featuring the country’s artists Agan Harahap, Budi Agung Kuswara, Mella Jaarsma, Octora, and designers Lulu Lutfi Labibi and Toton, this exhibition is also a celebration of the supportive, collaborative and close-knit community of creatives in Indonesia.
Until Feb 21
FAITH BEAUTY LOVE HOPE – OUR STORIES, YOUR ACM
Discover more than 60 masterpieces from the Asian Civilisation Museum’s collection that have been personally selected by museum staff and other stakeholders. Learn more about the artworks through intimate insights shared by the contributors. The exhibition aims to provide both visitors and staff an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our strengths in these tough times.
Until Feb 28
THE BEJEWELLED LIVES OF THE PERANAKANS
In conjunction with the publishing of The Bejewelled Lives of the Peranakans coffee-table book is an eponymous exhibition held at Asian Artistry Fine Jewellery at #01-246 Jewel Changi Airport. Discover the beauty of 70 significant pieces of antique Chinese Peranakan masterpieces owned by the book’s author, Norman Cho, a private collector who has amassed over 300 pieces. Also take the opportunity to browse and purchase the illustrated book (there is a hard-copy collector’s version and a paperback one), which is the second such tome ever published in Singapore since 1991. It showcases nostalgic photos from a bygone era, fascinating stories of a fast-disappearing culture and Singapore’s glorious history in jewellery making.
Until Feb 28
YAYOI KUSAMA: RECENT PAINTINGS
The solo exhibition at Ota Fine Arts Singapore features 15 monochrome paintings from the artist’s 2019-2020 My Eternal Soul series, as well as Clouds (2019), a sculpture installation constructed with pieces of mirror-finished stainless-steel forms. It is the first time that all these works will be shown in Southeast Asia.
Jan 16-Mar 6
FREE JAZZ III. SOUND. WALKS
A group of artists address common life and communality in times of social distancing through this series of performative explorations of sound, music and community building. They reflect on the history of sound and walking, as well as the loss of physicality through increased virtual interactions. Taking the form of soundwalks, sonic wayfinding and other physical and aural experiences, they offer various ways for the public to actively witness, listen and participate, both remotely and on-site at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore.
Until Mar 28
GOT TO MOVE
An initiative by the National Arts Council, Singapore’s nationwide dance movement goes online for the first time with a series of interactive digital dance programmes. This includes five commissioned original works from local arts groups that incorporate online formats like augmented reality (AR) applications, filters and an interactive dance film.
Until Mar 28
STAR WARS IDENTITIES
Fans of the franchise can dive deeper into the characters by exploring a stunning collection of over 200 Star Wars movie props, artworks, costumes and models at the ArtScience Museum. The interactive exhibition also allows visitors to create their own unique Star Wars character and learn more about the creative process of movie-making from early concept drawings, storyboarding, model making, and through puppetry and costume design.
Until Jun 13
(Main and featured image: Lucasfilm Ltd)
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