Joining in the festivities for the Singapore Biennale 2016 , Gillman Barracks will kick the weekend with an arty start. Art lovers can look forward to a line-up of new gallery exhibitions and public programmes happening in the area.
Here are our top 5 picks in the area:
- ArteFACT; Unearthing Relics of the Future by artist Francis Ng
Opening for exhibition today, ArteFACT is an installation that explores the concept and issues of space within urbanised Singapore. The showcase relates to our personal and public space, and how we conceive the concept of space through installations, objects, navigation and memories.When: 27 Oct 2016 to 26 Feb 2017
Where: Block 7, Gillman Barracks
- Alex Suton – Pygmalion by Sullivan + StrumpfPygmalion is best known as the sculptor who fell in love with the statue he had carved. Dating as far back to Roman mythology, the exhibition is derived from the ‘Pygmalion effect’ – a phenomenon whereby higher expectations lead to an increase in performance. The same can be said for the inverse, the ‘Golem effect’, whereby, low expectations lead to a decrease in performance. Both effects are said to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Both of which are observed in a world divided by the privilege of circumstances.
Seton uses these themes and replaces antique and bentwood chairs with modern bentwood chairs with his iconic use of marble and digitally printed plastic proxies.
The notions explored are transformation and autonomy. A rather, fascinating concept and exhibition that we will be sure to keep an eye on.
When: Debuts 27 Oct 2016 to 4 Dec 2016
Where: 5 Lock Road, #01-06, Gillman Barracks
- Flowers for X – Patricia Perez Eustaquio byYavuz Gallery
Flowers for X is Filipino Artist Patricia Perez Eustaquio’s first solo exhibition with Yavuz Gallery. The internationally acclaimed artist questions our ever-changing desires and taste for our preferences with her signature study of flowers, at the end of their lives.The exhibition touches on the themes of vanity, conquest, death and decay. She presents wilted flowers as ‘martyrs’ of our consumption through our never-ending appetites.
When: 27 Oct 2016 to 18 Dec 2016.
Where: 9 Lock Road, #02-23, Gillman Barracks
- Heman Chong: Portals, Loopholes and other TransgressionsNow Heman’s 2nd solo exhibition at Fost Gallery – Portals, Loopholes and other Transgressions is a predecessor to his first exhibition at the gallery entitled Of Indeterminate Time in 2014. Using the same concept of “conceptual and formal concerns”, his work lie in an intersection between image, performance, situations and writings.
Originally from Malaysia, Chong is an established artist based in Singapore.
When: 28 Oct 2016 to 29 Dec 2016
Where: 1 Lock Road, #01-02, Gillman Barracks
- Zhuang Wubin’s Small-Town Stories by Yeo Workshop
Last but not least is an exhibition entitled Small-Town Stories by Zhuang Wubin. The artist uses the art of photo-taking and other forms of media in ethnographical mode to narrate the cultural identities of Chinese communities in Southeast-Asia.
Zhuang’s personal journey is represented through his artwork of – photography and reconstructed field notes, as well as a box described as his ‘personal museum’.
When: 27 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2017
Where: 1 Lock Road, #01-01, Gillman Barracks
For a full list of exhibitions and activities happening in Gillman Barracks, click here.