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Tanjong Pagar Distripark

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For a whirlwind contemporary art fix, head to Singapore’s foremost hub of emerging, forward-thinking art galleries, all housed in a single converted warehouse space. Start at Australian Indigenous art specialist ReDot Fine Art Gallery, then head to South-East Asian fine art photography specialist L2 Space to check out their latest showcase of Chinese artists from New York and Shanghai. Also merging Eastern and Western art is the increasingly prolific Fortune Cookie Projects, known for bringing such contemporary art grandees as Julian Schnabel and Daze to Singapore. Valentine Willie Fine Arts are devout champions of cutting-edge, provocative South-East Asian modern art, famous for their latest regional finds.



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Wayang Spaceship

  • Public art

As the sun starts to set, the spaceship buzzes to life. Multi-coloured lights flicker, warping the images of Tanjong Pagar Terminal reflected in the ship's silver panels. The crackle of a radio transmission floats through the air, blending with the distinctive sound of wayang music. This is Wayang Spaceship, a public artwork by local artist Ming Wong. Designed as a travelling Chinese theatre, the stage now sits onsite at Singapore Art Museum. The unceasing trade and commerce of the container seaport form a backdrop to the hulking theatre-spaceship, which stands witness to technological progress and our place in the cosmos. After the Singapore Art Museum closes each day, the Wayang Spaceship returns to its roots as a Chinese opera theatre. Bask in a symphony of light and sound – Ming Wong has creatively pieced together scenes from Chinese opera and science fiction films from the 1950s to 1970s, to tell the story of a scholar-warrior as he moves through past, present and future. The artist also worked with Liam Morgan and Wu Ju Han to design the lightboxes, projection and soundscape to express his vision of a "Chinese opera from the future". The Wayang Spaceship will be at The Singapore Art Museum until 2024, so you have plenty of time to check it out. Before 7pm, visitors are free to board the 'spaceship' to have a look behind the scenes of a traditional Chinese opera stage. In fact, the structure is made out of a rare wood used for shipping with the help of Lee Beng Seng, who

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