Imaginarium 2016

Imaginarium 2016: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea 

Delving into the deep, Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea – the sixth edition of SAM’s children-focused annual exhibition – invites adventurers of all ages into the watery realms of our Earth as seen through the eyes of contemporary artists.

A whimsical introduction to the many stories and ideas that surround seascapes, Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea presents tactile and interactive works that encourage discovery through exploration and play. At SAM at 8Q, young people are invited to comb the shores and navigate the deep where they make the acquaintance of mysterious denizens and underwater wonders. We hope that, as protectors of the future, our young visitors will also think about the impact we have on the natural world, and of how, through inventive and wise ideas, we can save our earth and its awe-inspiring oceans.


artists & artworks

Janice Wong

Underwater Labyrinth (2011, re-created in 2016)


Karina Smigla-Bobinski

ADA (2010)


Krit Ngamsom

Damien, I'm Famished (After Damien Hirst) (2016)

Bryde's Fountain (After Marcel Duchamp) (2016)

Surrealism Spiced (After Salvador Dali) (2011)



Dimana Mogus? (Where is Mogus?) (2016)


Papermoon Puppet Theatre

Suara Muara (The Sounds of the Estuary) (2016)


Tan Zi Xi

Plastic Ocean (2016)

An Effort Most Futile (2008)


Yuree Kensaku

Don't They Know It's the End of the Whale? From the series ‘Apex Predator’ (2016)

The Finale Fin of Shark's Fins From the series ‘Apex Predator’ (2016)

Apex Predator From the series ‘Apex Predator’ (2016)



karina smigla-bobinski


installation with pvc balloons, helium, charcoal, foil, tape

dimana mogus? (where is mogus?)



mixed media installation with yarn, cotton, felt, synthetic fur, vulcanised copper wire and dacron filling

plastic ocean

tan zi xi


installation with plastic, nylon string, wooden pedestals