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Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time

6 May – 26 August 2018
Venue: SAM at 8Q

Singapore Art Museum invites all dauntless time travellers to Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, the eighth edition of the museum’s annual family-friendly exhibition.

Mysterious yet imbued in every living being, time has fascinated humankind for ages. From charting the movements of planets to cataloguing our days, new tools of measure are constantly being created to frame or direct our lives.

Join us as we discover what the fourth dimension means to different people and cultures. Explore the myths and theories that shape our memories and futures, and ponder relationships between time and space.

Through immersive and interactive artworks by artists from the region and around the world, the 2018 edition of Imaginarium invites you to engage your senses and expand your horizons in this journey through time.

Exhibition guide for Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time

Download our Educator’s Resource (recommended for ages 4 – 6)

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Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018

25 May – 2 September 2018
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
(venue partner)

Inaugurated in 2008 by the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation and the Singapore Art Museum, the triennial APB Foundation Signature Art Prize returns for its fourth edition in 2018. Recognising outstanding examples of contemporary art from both emerging and established artists over the previous three years, the prize puts the spotlight on the most compelling, cogent and complex works of art from the Asia-Pacific rim to the region of Central Asia.

The APB Foundation Signature Art Prize is worth SGD 100,000, with SGD 60,000 awarded to the Grand Prize winner and SGD 15,000 each to two Jurors’ Choice Award winners. A People’s Choice Award of SGD 10,000 will also be offered to the work that receives the highest number of public votes on-site.

The 15 finalists of the 2018 installment will be announced by early 2018, and the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize finalist exhibition will take place from 25 May to 2 September 2018 at the National Museum of Singapore, venue partner for the Prize. The awards ceremony will take place on 29 June 2018.

Exhibition guide for Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018 exhibition

Download our education resource guide for Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018 exhibition

Early closure notice: The exhibition will be closed two hours earlier at 5.00pm on Friday, 29 June for a private event.

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Installation in Progress: Exhibition-Making and the Singapore Art Museum

18 June – 26 August 2018
Venue: SAM Curve

What is an exhibition? How is an exhibition made? And why do we make exhibitions?

Exhibitions are core to the life of a museum and Installation in Progress takes a closer look at exhibition making from the perspectives of three parties: the curator, the artist and the audience.

Installation in Progress charts Singapore Art Museum’s (SAM) exhibition history, presents a new artwork commission from Singaporean artist Michael Lee, and an interactive component that lets visitors try out their own exhibition plans. In doing so, the presentation surveys the spectrum of SAM’s past exhibitions, the current day and speculates on future possibilities.

Through presentations and re-presentations of a museum’s collection, artwork commissions, adaptations and loans, each exhibition also brings together a kaleidoscope of artistic lenses through which the world can be viewed anew.

Every exhibition is also ultimately brought to life by a multitude of individuals; many work behind the scenes but each leaves a trace on what is finally seen. By reflecting on the multiple dimensions of what goes into creating an exhibition, Installation in Progress seeks to uncover the spirit of creating an exhibition.

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The Current/s We Call Home (Arus Berlabuh Kita)

Commissioned by Singapore Art Museum for RISING50
Presented in partnership with Asian Civilisations Museum

29 June – 2 December 2018
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)

The Current/s We Call Home (Arus Berlabuh Kita) is a collaborative art and sound installation by Indonesian artist Budi Agung Kuswara (Kabul) and Singaporean artist Samantha Tio (Mintio), exploring the diasporic experiences of families living and travelling between Singapore and Indonesia. The work, inspired by the folk melody of Dayung Sampan—a popular tune in both countries—imagines sea voyages captained by children from both countries, and harks back to our shared histories and friendship.

This artwork will be unveiled at Kreatif Connections: Celebrating 50 Years of Indonesia-Singapore Friendship, held from 29 June to 1 July 2018 at the Empress Lawn and ACM, as part of the RISING50 celebrations commemorating 50 years of bilateral ties between Singapore and Indonesia. Find out more here.

About the artists

Kabul from Indonesia and Mintio from Singapore have been formally trained in painting and photography respectively. The duo established the Ketemu Project Space, a platform for projects and residency programmes in Bali, in 2015 with the goal of developing projects that involve community members to encourage social empowerment.

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