Monday, January 16, 2012


Saturday was spent at this great exhibition that housed some really interesting pieces.

V by Li Hui. Fascinating light visuals experience within the chapel space, definitely my favourite piece of the exhibition.
“... V takes its name from the shape of the laser beams that sculpt the space, as they beamed down from a laser board and reflected off an angled mirror, coalescing into pinpoints of red light in a cloud of smoke. The smoke and ethereal cluster of light recall depictions of the Ascension, and as visitors walk into the path of the beams, their bodies dissolve into pinpoints of light...”

Midnight Sea by Tabaimo. This video installation on mirror panels can be quite addictive to view, i can’t help but keep staring at the moving waves.
“The sea has long held many in fascination with what lies benath its mysterious depths. The sea at night is an even more unfathomable mystery, with the darkness of night further cloaking its impenetrable depths, inspiring emotions of wonder, fear, uncertainty and even contemplation...”

Winged Pilgrims: A Chronicle From Asia by Sheba Chhachhi. Eerie but beautiful at the same time.
“... a critical perspective on how rapid modernisation and urbanisation in many developing cities today has been at the expense of the delicate balance between Man and his environment.”

Statue of Venus (Obliterted By Infinity Nets 2/10) by Yayoi Kusama. Covered with patterns all over, this is another piece that is difficult not to stare.
“... In the 1950s, her works were a startling counter-statement to the then-prevalent Minimalist style in America where she lived and worked. Her ‘all-over’ patterned surfaces revisited the ambitious and grandiose gestures of Abstracted Expressionism, but with a hallucinatory quality...”

Just a random photo showing an almost empty space... be it weekdays or weekends, the museum is always so quiet.

Seeing Shadow No. 39 by Lin Tianmiao. Can you see the barely-there stone lion sculptures?
“... composed from photographs of Beijing’s traditional classical courtyards and alleyways (hutong), which in recent years have been demolished to make way for redevelopment. Their ghosts are captured on Lin’s shadowy canvases, on which one can just make out their fading shapes and structures...”

The Sixth Day by Donna Ong. A familiar setting but yet it seems so unreal.
“... everyday objects are transformed into a miseen-scene of otherworldly beauty, an invitation to their audiences to enter, imagine, and create narratives of their own...”

Don’t miss the opportunity to view these private collections from around the world. What i have here is only about a fraction of the exhibition.

14 January – 25 March 2012
Singapore Art Museum

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