The last time I went to the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) was about 4 years ago which was such a long time ago. It was actually my first time going to any museum in Singapore ever. Since then, I have loved visiting museums and just appreciating fine art.
However, the museum is currently going through some redevelopment works. Thus, we are not allowed to enter the museum for the time being. However, this did not stop us from appreciating art. Some installations and art programmes are made available online and some are taking place elsewhere.
Mini Mobile Museum
In partnership with National Library Board, the Singapore Art Museum will be presenting a travelling art exhibition – Mini Mobile Museum.
The museum introduces the nature of contemporary art through a series of SAM’s artwork collection while adapting to spaces outside the museum. The artworks consist of paintings, drawings, sounds and videos produced by Southeast Asian artists.
The mobile museum aims to create an intimate connection with its visitors with the use of public spaces.
Slander! By Jeremy Sharma
Jeremy is both a musician and artist, with his recent works look into places through modernity. All this while incorporating voices, light, film, music, and more. Apart from that, he is also teaching in McNally School of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts.
Slander! is an extension to Jeremy Sharma’s research of local films and the popular culture back in the days. Its title is in reference to the 1956 film Korban Fitnah (Victims of Slander).
Slander! brings us back to the films produced between 1958 to 1963. It looks back at the cultural moments when our nation was urbanising, drafting, and shaping politics.
Date: June 9th to July 25th, 2021
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library
Other Ongoing and Upcoming Events
Apart from Slander! by Jeremy Sharma, you can also visit and experience other exhibitions and programmes by SAM.
Due to the pandemic, we are all encourages to stay home. However, that does not stop us from ‘visiting’ the museum. #MuseumFromHome allows us to go on virtual tour of the museum from the comfort of our own home.
View beautiful artworks, engage in art and wellness sessions and you can even create your own upcycled soft brooch!
The Gift is an upcoming exhibition set to take place from August 20th to November 7th, 2021. Written by Nam June Paik, The Gift uncovers the tangible and intangible in the offer.
These are some of the exhibitions that you and your family can engage in despite these tough times. I am definitely going to spend some time with my family through these insightful programmes and art exhibitions.
Share this with your friends and family and do not forget to mark your calendars!