It’s going to be free entry for all at the Singapore Art Musuem (SAM), this Friday (August 7th) through Sunday, when the museum stages its National Day Open House. Currently on permanent exhibit at SAM is After Utopia: Revisiting the ideal in Asian Contemporary Art, an exhibition featuring key works from Asian artists that explore humanity’s yearning for a perfect world. Opening hours are from 10 am to 7 pm, and for this weekend, special national day-themed activities have also been planned for visitors to participate in.
This year’s President’s Young Talents exhibition takes place from 21 August 2015 to 27 March 2016, at the Singapore Art Museum. Five promising Singaporean artists below the age of 35, whose work the selection committee believe chart new dimensions in Singapore contemporary art, have been selected for exhibition. The five artists are: Ang Song Ming, Bani Haykal, Ezzam Rahman, Loo Zihan and Ong Kian Peng.
Inaugurated in 2001 as an exhibition to recognise emerging local dontemporary artists, the President’s Young Talents has supported emerging generations of Singapore artists such as Heman Chong and Lim Tzay Chuen.
This year’s exhibition will include artist talks and curator tours. Admission is free to Singaporeans and permanent residents. More details at www.singaporeartmuseum.sg.
Come August, Cham Hampe Galleries will mark its fifth anniversary in Singapore and to celebrate, the gallery will be staging an anniversary exhibition entitled Common Ground. The party will be held on Friday 14 August 2015 from 7pm to 9pm, at its new project space called Shophouse 5. Entrance is by-invitation-only so if you’d like to attend and join in the festivities, an email to firstname.lastname@example.org might just get you in. Shophouse 5 is located at 5, Lorong 24A Geylang, Singapore 398529.
Singapore artist Boo Sze Yang will be staging a solo exhibition feature his latest series of paintings that commemorate the passing of Lee Kuan Yew. Although there are no direct visual references to LKY, the works nevertheless capture a sense of his standing among the people, and their deep sense of loss. The exhibition, aptly called 29.03.15, will run from 31 July to 22 August 2015 at Ipreciation, 01-01, 50 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249724.
Within this exhibition, there will also be a launch of the artist’s first monograph. This will take place on 15 August at 2.30 pm and feature a mini-retrospective of the artist’s works and development over the last twenty years, including the exhibition of significant older works to complement the new series of works.