Singapore Art Museum opens UNEARTHED

. March 22, 2014

Singapore Art Museum presents UNEARTHED on view 21 March–6 July 2014, which seeks to investigate artists’ views on the natural world and invites viewers to contemplate their relationships with the natural environment.

Ang Song Nian, Sheen Cross Wood, London, 2010. Archival Piezographic print, 70 x 70 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Ang Song Nian, Sheen Cross Wood, London, 2010. Archival Piezographic print, 70 x 70 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

This examination of earthly experiences, through contemporary art, exemplifies SAM’s new direction of encompassing projects that present art intersecting with various disciplines and modalities. This is also SAM’s inaugural exhibition as a corporatised entity under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s Visual Arts Cluster.

Unveiling works across various mediums, UNEARTHED explores the concept of nature as an object and subject, one that can be studied, controlled and constructed. This extends into a metaphor for the nation and national identity, with contrasting notions from a ‘Garden City,’ to nature as unknown and untamed.

UNEARTHED sees works drawn from SAM’s permanent collection as well as private and artists’ collections. Seven local artists have also been commissioned to produce new works that resonate with the featured topic. These 28 artworks offer insights on how artists in Singapore view and respond to the natural world, coming from an urban, built-up environment. UNEARTHED centres on Singapore artists such as Ang Song Nian, Donna Ong, Genevieve Chua, Debbie Ding, Ho Tzu Nyen, Lucy Davis, Ezzam Rahman, and Han Sai Por, Jennifer Ng and Frayn Yong.

Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189555
www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

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