Must-See Art Guide: Singapore

This week's guide features Zhou Yangming, Susan Weil, Jasper Johns, and more.

Weng Weijue installation view. Courtesy of ShanghART Singapore.

With the recent news that Art Basel is coming to Singapore, there’s more interest in the city’s art scene than ever. The first edition, to be held in November 2019, is expected to attract around 80 galleries from both Singapore and around the globe, and will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

In the meantime, let’s check in with what’s currently on view in local institutions: Pearl Lam Galleries is currently host to a group show titled “Lingering Manifestations,” exploring a range of art by artists from the Asia-Pacific region and focuses on themes of nature and landscape. Pop on over to Sundaram Tagore Gallery for some formalist painting with “New York Abstraction,” a survey that includes works by Susan Weil, Chun Kwang Young, and Joan Vennum, among others. Then, you can stop by STPI for a visit with American Modern masters with “Handmade Readymades,” an exhibition of 37 prints by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenber, and James Rosenquist. The show aims to highlight the American print revival of the 1950–1960s, and how artists “revolutioniz[ed] how prints were perceived by amplifying the radical ideas and provocative visual language of The Readymades to ground-breaking effect.”

Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and happy art exploring.


Exhibition:Carte Blance: Les 4 Coups
When:  June 30–August 11, 2018
Where: ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

Zhou Yangming, 20171012 (2017). Courtesy of Peal Lam Galleries.

Exhibition:Lingering Manifestations
When:  April 29–August 19, 2018
Where: Pearl Lam Galleries, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore

Sheryl Chua, SPLACE 01 (2016). Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts.

When:  August 4–September 15, 2018
Where: Ota Fine Arts, 7 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

“Trees of Life – Knowledge in Material.” Courtesy of NTA Centre for Contemporary Art.

Exhibition:Trees of Life – Knowledge in Material
When:  July 21–September 30, 2018
Where: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

“New Now 2 – Vivid.” Courtesy of Gajah Gallery.

Exhibition:New Now 2 – Vivid
When:  July 27–August 12, 2018
Where: Gajah Gallery, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore

Susan Weil, Spring/Sprung (2009). Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

Exhibition:New York Abstraction
When:  June 8–August 12, 2018
Where: Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 5 Lock Road, Gillman Baracks, Singapore

“Handmade Readymade” installation view. Courtesy of STPI.

Exhibition:Handmade Readymades: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg & James Rosenquist
When:  June 9–September 8, 2018
Where: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore

“From Now On.” Courtesy of Galleria Mucciaccia.

Exhibition:From Now On
When:  June 29–September 16, 2018
Where: Galleria Mucciaccia, Blk 6 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

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