Proposals for Novel Ways of Being: Strange Forms of Life

Proposals for Novel Ways of Being: Strange Forms of Life

WHEN
5 December 2020 – 31 January 2021
VENUE
STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay (go to Google maps)
OPENING HOURS
Mon – Fri, 10am – 7pm
Sat, 9am – 6pm
Sun, 10am – 5pm
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.stpi.com.sg

Proposals for Novel Ways of Being: Strange Forms of Life

Guest-curated by Guo-Liang Tan, the exhibition seeks to bring together works by 10 Singaporean artists to explore ideas of ‘liveliness’ and questions of form, in relation to abstraction as a mode of engaging with different aspects of being. It comprises works by past STPI residency artists, as well as other prominent artists whose works deal with the language of abstraction.

Proposals for Novel Ways of Being is an initiative spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum, in a bid to support the local art community by bridging institutions, independent art spaces, curators and artists based in Singapore. The project will span an exhibition and related programming in response to how life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we might move forward from it.

Genevieve Chua, After the Flood #29, 2011-2019. Image courtesy of the artist and STPI.

Exhibitions
National Gallery Singapore, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery B, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road
4 September 2020 – 21 February 2021
Time Passes presents contemporary artworks by local artists which reflect on the passage of time and explore modes of caretaking, living and relating in a world changed by the pandemic.
Public Art
The Promontory
22 – 30 January 2021
Created by Francis Ng, the WAS I HERE Movement 2021 aims to connect people and communities in a threefold social art programme to engage, to educate and to empower.
Exhibitions
ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue
12 September 2020 – 28 March 2021
Featuring 70 powerful images from photographers around the world, Planet or Plastic? tells the story behind plastic from its invention just over a century ago to its mass consumption today.
Pan Pacific Art Space, Level 2 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard
22 January – 30 April 2021
In this 5th solo exhibition, Zhang creates a series of 33 paintings in oil and acrylic or Chinese ink. This exhibition showcases a colourful montage of his experiences and impressions: scenes and images that are current and familiar, yet highlighting his affinity with elements of cultural tradition.