Explore identity, history and politics through "Cinerama", Singapore Art Museum's latest exhibition
A moving showcase
From 17 November 2017 to 18 March 2018, "Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia" pays tribute to the golden age of movie-making
The works of 10 contemporary artists and art collectives from the region, featuring artist loans, specially-commissioned artworks, and a selection from the Singapore Art Museum collection are coming together to construct a discourse on identity, history, politics, and the future of cinema at the Singapore Art Museum. "Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia" aims to delve into individual and collective memories on the aforementioned themes by way of animations, films and video installations.
The exhibition showcases works from the following artists: Amy Lee Sanford (USA/ Cambodia), Hayati Mokhtar (Malaysia), Jeremy Sharma (Singapore), Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thailand) and Alex Gvojic (USA), Ming Wong (Singapore), Narpati Awangga a.k.a oomleo (Indonesia), Sarah Choo Jing (Singapore), The Propeller Group (USA/ Vietnam), Tromarama (Indonesia) and Victor Balanon (Philippines).
"Despite the proliferation of visual production and consumption that characterises our present time, artists continue to find new ways to relate to the moving image, challenging both its representations and forms. Presenting the recent works by artists from the region, the exhibition highlights the shifting boundaries between the moving image, film and art; reflecting, too, the dynamic and deft ways in which artists can transform the media, even as the media itself continues to evolve," explains Dr. June Yap, director of curatorial, programmes and publications at the Singapore Art Museum.
Over the course of the exhibition period, which takes place between 17 November 2017 to 18 March 2018, the museum will also host a series of accompanying film programmes, workshops, and artist and curator tours, giving deeper insights into artistic themes and processes behind the works.
The Singapore Art Museum is located at 8Q, 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535. Find out more about the exhibition and its programmes online at www.singaporeartmuseum.sg.