How can art imagine new possibilities for the future and inspire hope during these times?
In this tour, docents will introduce artworks that meditate on the current state of affairs and notions of care-taking in a world altered by COVID-19.
Every Saturday, Ongoing until 20 February 2021 | 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm | National Gallery Singapore | Free Admission
‘Time Passes’ and 𝘈𝘯 𝘌𝘹𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘎𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 are two exhibitions part of the art initiative 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘞𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨, which rallies local artists and cultural workers to explore ways of living in a world changed by the pandemic.
About The Event:
• Every Saturday, from 26 September 2020 – 20 February 2021
– English tour: 2 pm
– Mandarin tour: 1.30 pm
• Visitor Services at Level B1, National Gallery Singapore
• Free with registration
About The Exhibitions:
𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 is inspired by the middle chapter in Virginia Woolf’s novel 𝘛𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦. It is conceived as a corridor of time that echoes the indeterminate passage of our days as we navigate through this global pandemic. The exhibition stages our return to one another and to shared public spaces. The works in the exhibition manifest acts of care-taking through the handling of different materials, and the commitment towards uncovering possibilities of living and relating even through difficulty and uncertainty.
𝘼𝙣 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙈𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙂𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙘𝙝 𝙎𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣
Art for a long time has participated in building muscle memory of trusting bodily intuitions through introspections. Building into collective sentiments, many of these contemplations unveil extraordinary truths. 𝘈𝘯 𝘌𝘹𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘎𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 looks into contemporary art practices that embody these ideas, highlighting local articulations that mirror the many undercurrents the world is grappling with in light of this pandemic.
National Gallery Singapore is a leading visual arts institution which oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art. Situated at the birthplace of modern Singapore, in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments – City Hall and former Supreme Court – that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting 64,000 square metres venue.
Reflecting Singapore’s unique heritage and geographical location, the Gallery aims to be a progressive museum that creates dialogues between the art of Singapore, Southeast Asia and the world to foster and inspire a creative and inclusive society. This is reflected in our collaborative research, education, long-term and special exhibitions, and innovative programming.