This past month has been a particularly great one for art lovers. There was the Game of Thrones pencil sculpture show — where we witnessed the likes of White Walkers and Drogon the Dragon carved into lead — and the launch of the technology-centric Human+: The Future of Our Species exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, where we got to see some seriously fascinating robots and installations. The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre also officially opened its doors with an ongoing showcase of paintings, installations and videos related to traditional Chinese culture.
But June looks set to up the ante even further. The most highly anticipated event is perhaps Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama‘s retrospective presentation on 9 June 2017 at the National Gallery Singapore, where visitors will get to explore her famously beautiful infinity mirror rooms. Kusama’s quirky works run the gamut of paintings, sculptures and installations, and are typically adorned with playful polka dots. In fact, her dots have even crossed over to the fashion world, making their way onto Louis Vuitton bags and X-Girl apparel.
There’s more. On 17 June, Downton Abbey fans will be treated to an exhibition of the hit television series’ costumes, locations and never-before-seen footage. The multi-year show will stop over at Marina Bay Sands, before touring across the US.
To prepare you for next month’s artistic highlights, we’ve put together a list of 6 exhibitions you need to see.