Eugene Soh's new photo exhibition, 'The Second Coming'
Best known for his playful parodies of classical masterpieces, local photographer Eugene Soh is referencing something quite different in his upcoming exhibition at Chan Hampe Galleries: the Bible. In The Second Coming, Soh imagines what it'd be like if Jesus makes his promised reappearance in Singapore – will he break bread at a kopitiam? The artist tells us more. Why did you choose to play with the Second Coming in Singapore? Because I live here. Plus, they also never say where he will come back, mah. Christianity has become so widespread that I'm guessing any country is fair game for the Almighty. Come to think of it, God may be communicating through me. This could be a sign, you never know. One of his favourite styles of communication is through individuals who met him on mountains, alone, with no witnesses. He may have seeded the inspiration in me when I was climbing Bukit Timah Hill by myself that one time. You're right, you never know. Any other reasons? I also decided on the idea when I found Jesus. The Jesus for my photos, that is. I got to know [spoken word poet] Marc Nair last year when we were doing an exhibition in Amsterdam. His face was beaming with holiness in the European sun. I found out later that we both happen to be speaking at TEDxSingapore. I asked if he wanted to be my Jesus during one of the TEDx meetings. #GodsMysteriousWays.
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Art and theatre events
The Raffles Art Walk
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For Your Approval, Please
Taking its name from the hated catchphrase you'll find in work-related emails to the bosses, this exhibition highlights the various identities most of us...
Earth Work 1979
The exhibition recreates Tang Da-wu’s original exhibit from 1980. Tang has been celebrated for pushing the boundaries of experimental art back in the...
Prudential Eye Awards Exhibition
Running for the third year, this award comprises five categories and aims to celebrate emerging artists in the Asia region. After reviewing over 100...
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Top art museums and galleries in Singapore
The world’s largest and best overview of Peranakan life over three floors
Objectifs Centre for Photography & Filmmaking
Regular courses and workshops at this filmmaking and photography hub
Art and science coexist in the same space at Marina Bay Sands
A cluster of galleries take over this former military encampment
MINT Museum of Toys
A private museum with the largest collection of vintage toys in Southeast Asia
Singapore Art Museum
20th-century Asian visual art housed in a colonial building