During the weekend of 22-24 January 2016, we were given the privilege (courtesy of some complimentary tickets) to visit the Singapore Contemporary Art Show, held at Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The gallery showcased a variety of artists from all over the world; these included our South East Asian counterparts (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines) and beyond that, Australia, China, Italy, Russia, South Korea- just to name a few! The diversity of artwork on display (and sale, technically) was indeed something to marvel at; as such we want to share with our readers of our experience and education about art!
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It was our first time attending a paid-for art gallery, and not knowing the customs or behaviours to abide to, we sauntered through the exhibitions, unsure of taking photos (y’know, copyright infringement etc etc). Unsurprisingly, we saw everyone taking photos and simply followed suit! Most of the photos we took are really intended to be ‘snapshots’; we captured what we thought were really cool or nice to look at (because we are DEFINITELY not arts-centric in any way haha).
We saw an interesting (holographic?) effect of this painting! As you move across this painting the art piece ‘changes’!
Here’s one of our favourite instax that we took!
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From our observation, most of the attendees were interested buyers, looking to purchase an art piece from the artists themselves. As we walked around the booths, we saw many artists talking and explaining to others about their work and what inspired them. We feel inspired too just by listening them! It was truly quite an enriching learning experience.
We hope you enjoy this little takeaway/reflection piece 🙂 Indeed, people have their own views and opinions on social and political issues, but art is a fantastic medium to express oneself! We absolutely admire and appreciate the artists, especially their creative interpretation and perspectives of life!
Till next time,