Looking to adopt some cats, dogs or some art? Take a walk to the Esplanade Concourse and you'll find a group of cats and dogs that have found their way to the building. Singaporean artist Chua Boon Kee presents a scene with 120 fibreglass sculptures of cats and dogs – some brightly-coloured to represent sterilised animals and some in muted tones to represent unsterilised animals and their uncertain future. The exhibition is free for all but each cat and dog is also available for adoption to a loving home.
Be amazed and intrigued by Mazel Galerie’s group show Street2, featuring artworks by renowned and upcoming street artists, where each individual piece has its own unique message to share. From stencil artist Monk's camouflage series raising awareness for endangered animals, to C215 colourful animal portraits, muralist Noir, multi-media street artist Fidia Falaschetti and more. It promises to be an artsy affair.
Venture on a journey of obscurities, improbabilities and uncertainties through the complex and awe-inspiring contemporary works of art, created by the artist’s imagination. These works are bound to draw you into a whole new universe where your realm of imagination is confronted by these realities of daily life. Brought to you by 42 artists from all around the globe, this exhibition emphasizes the significance of narrative in contemporary art that focuses on singular socio-cultural constellations and specific, situational meanings based on anthropological considerations.
National Gallery Singapore’s home to one of the largest collections of artworks by distinguished local artists – and among the greats is Georgette Chen. A Cultural Medallion recipient, Chen’s lauded as one of Singapore’s pioneer painters who contributed greatly to the development of the local art scene. She also played a huge role in the Nanyang art movement, which was styled after Southeast Asia. Known for her distinct postimpressionist style, Chen, who died in 1993, worked with bold brushstrokes and a warm palette. Her influences included Western artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. Specialising in still life, landscapes and portraits in oil, Chen was particularly fond of painting her first husband, Eugene Chen.
When's the last time you've sent someone a letter? Revisit the good ol' pre-internet and email days and rediscover the joys of handwritten letters with Singapore Philatelic Museum's two-part exhibition, which showcases more than 200 award-winning decorative envelopes from the Washington Calligraphers Guild and over 150 unique stamps like holographic and chocolate-scented ones and other philatelic materials.
A photography maven’s ultimate camera brand of choice, Leica is joining forces with two talented lens wizards Lee Yik Keat and Geoff Ang to roll out a stunning exhibition for avid shutterbugs. The multi-sensory, augmented reality treat celebrates the distinctive works of the two photographers who are known to push boundaries in order to produce visual stunners that stay true to their unique, individual styles.
Trace the evolution of photography in Southeast Asia through the lens of the Peranakan community as you admire the collection of over 200 photographs, donated by Mr and Mrs Lee Kip Lee, that runs the gamut from old school monochrome images to dazzling digital displays. Through its exploration of the candid and intimate moments shared by early Peranakan families, the exhibition also brings forth issues surrounding identity and connectedness.