Singapore Art Museum to launch art exhibitions in public spaces as part of long-term public art initiative
Appreciating works of art will soon be as convenient as strolling through the park in Singapore, as the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has officially launched its long-term public art initiative titled The Everyday Museum July 13.
Starting from the Tanjong Pagar district, SAM aims to integrate art into common spaces such as neighborhoods, public parks and public libraries over the next few years. These artistic projects and programs will be accessible to the public free of charge.
The initiative also allows SAM to collaborate with different types of local and international artists and experiment with different art styles and mediums.
From July 15 this year to July 31, 2024, a new art exhibition inspired by Chinese opera and science fiction titled Wayang spacecraft will be presented as part of The Everyday Museum.
Located at the rear entrance of SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, the exhibit uses Singapore’s seaport as a backdrop. During the day, the work reflects the seaport and the movement of its post-industrial environment.
However, when the clock strikes 7 p.m. daily, the spacecraft is “activated” using light, sound and moving images to showcase the colorful Chinese opera scenes and costumes. .
Aiming to transform Singapore into an open-air museum, The Everyday Museum has an annual lineup of art commissions and programs for the public, including the launch of a four-year international public art festival.
Details of two public art trails located in Tanjong Pagar district and along the railway corridor will also be revealed in a few months.