SAM Exhibition Redefines The Ocean's Mysteries

6/7/2016 11:11:06 AM
written By : Team India Se Print

Embark on artistic explorations of the ocean, as seen through the eyes of contemporary artists in the Singapore Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas.

Unpacking ideas pertaining to the Anthropocene, origins of life, and personal histories and identities, the exhibition provokes contemplation of the tempests that batter our sails on this journey through life. Odyssey comprises of contemporary artworks by 11 artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond, as well as a Research Room that features loans from the Republic of Singapore Navy Museum’s collection drawn from SAM’s permanent collection, artists’ collections and new commissions.

In one particular piece, you can experience an intimate yet distant encounter with the Arctic landscape in a time-lapse video, titled Adrift, as Singaporean artist Wyn Lyn Tan captures the austere yet entrancing seas from a porthole within her cabin as she undertook a 16-day journey around the Arctic Circle.

“Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas invites visitors to rethink idealised notions of seascapes and voyages through the artists’ representations and redefinitions of the ocean's mysteries.” says Ms Tan Siuli, Curatorial Co-Head, Singapore Art Museum.

Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas takes place from June 4-August 28, 2016 at the Singapore Art Museum. Admission for Non-Permanent Residents or Singaporeans is $10 and $5 for both students and senior citizens.


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