Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Singapore 2013 Series: Singapore Art Museum

I was quite lucky because the week when I was in the Lion City also happened to be the Singapore Art Week. It was a week filled with visual art events from left and right, Singapore was practically buzzing with excitement. Although I wasn't able to catch everything, especially the paid ones (haha), I am pretty satisfied with the ones I saw. One of the places I was able to visit is the Singapore Art Museum or SAM in Bras Basah Road. 

A little flashback before I continue. When the Cheese and I were on Singapore last February 2012, a melting Superman met us in front of SAM.


Fast-forward to January of 2013. A new installation artwork, designed by Gerald Leow, inspired by the famous Greek statue Laoco├Ân and His Sons will welcome you.

Singapore Art Museum
Snakes by Gerald Leow

Entrance fee was waived that day as SAM participated in the week-long art week events. Yay!


Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum

My mobile snapshot of lower right painting does not give justice at all to its beauty because it absolutely is. It was so simple yet mesmerizing. My friend Ten and I both fell in love with it!

Singapore Art Museum

Photography inside the museum shop is not permitted which, obviously, I found out too late because I was able to catch a quick snap of these notebooks with witty statements.


After taking in the sights inside the main building, we walked a bit and crossed the road to get to SAM at 8Q, an extension of the Singapore Art Museum. There's a bit of trivia on how Sam at 8Q got its name. The more obvious one is its location. It is located at No. 8 Queen Street near Bras Basah Road. As for the not so obvious one, it is said that SAM at 8Q is roughly 88 steps away from from its mothership SAM. I don't know about you but I find that really cool!




A close-up of above's art. Akala ko nung una spaghetti with lots of cheese art hahaha!




Wall doodles as seen on the stairs leading to more arts.



I'm gonna have a bit of bias here when I say that I liked this installation mainly because it was by a Filipino artist named Leslie de Chavez. Reprezent!

Governators by Leslie de Chavez

Thank you Singapore Art Museum for a lovely and stimulating afternoon. I had so much fun! I can't stress it enough, Manila need more museums, museums with nominal fees easily accessible to the public.

2 comments:

Freya Renders said...

I have been to Singapore a few times but I have never been to the art museum. I definitely try to do so next time, it looks very interesting, great photos.

Marye said...

Hi Freya!

You should definitely the next time you find yourself in the Lion City :)

Thanks for dropping by on my blog!