In its latest series of exhibitions, ION Art Gallery bridges the boundaries in age and cultural diversity. Kickstarting it is Masters from Three Generations, showcasing works by 15 Singaporean artists. It is curated as an evolution in various art mediums: from traditional calligraphies watercolours of art pioneers to the more eccentric acrylic works of modern painters. Following that, From Within, explores varying perspectives on global issues through the eyes (and works) of artists from all over the world.
The Singapore Writers Festival is back this year, drawing audiences into think about the world — of boundaries man-made and geographical, endless universes and being a ‘global citizen.’ Together with masterclasses by literary giants of the world (think Irvine Welsh and David Sedaris), the Festival will also have a slew of panel discussions, immersive workshops, live performances and film screenings. P.S. Many of these events are nearly sold out. Be sure to book tickets soon.
The Rohingya refugee situation is one of the fastest growing humanitarian crises in the world. Through works by award-winning Singaporean photographers Muhammad Farhan Bin Osman, and Amirnorashid Bin Amari, the exhibition seeks to highlight the plight of the most vulnerable group in these refugee camps — the Rohingya children. The heart wrenching images transcend language barriers to effectively convey the issues faced by young refugees and revealing their inner resilience to their circumstances.
Leica presents its very first Leica Playground, an outdoor hands-on fair for photography enthusiasts and beginners to explore. There, participants can try out Leica lenses and learn how to create a variety of visual lifestyle content. Audi cars, Bvlgari latest fragrances, Ki No Bi gin bars and SevenFriday timepieces and accessories will be on display for the open-field workshop. Ambassadors will be onsite to offer advice on nailing down the best shots.
French artist Lionel Sabatté makes his first solo exhibition in Asia at Mazel Galerie Singapore with his iconic mystical animal depictions through painting, drawing and sculpture. The award-winning artist employs unusual materials, such as ink of oxidised iron, tea leaves and even clipped nails, to create other-wordly colours and textures to his nature-inspired work. Sabatté will be sharing some of his latest works, including a Unicorn sculpture made of pu’er tea leaves, at the exhibition.
National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum are collaborating for the first time to present Southeast Asia’s first exhibition on the minimalism art movement. The exhibition, which is led by the Gallery, will see over 150 works displayed between both museums. The exhibitions explores the history and continuing influence of minimalism in today’s art world. Expect to see works from big names such as Mark Rothko, Donald Judd, Yayoi Kusama, Ai Wei Wei, Carmen Herrera and Anish Kapoor. There will also be a range of programmes featuring music, film, dance and interactive installations to showcase relationships beyond visual art with minimalism.