An Ocean of Possibilities responds to questions such as how we address political and environmental challenges globally. The exhibition is a collaboration between Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) and Noorderlicht International Photo Festival in Groningen, Netherlands, in partnership with ArtScience Museum.
This international exhibition, which is making its final stop in Singapore at ArtScience Museum after being presented at Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, consists of over 200 works, including photographs and videos, by 34 internationally acclaimed photographers from 21 countries. They were chosen from an open call process which saw over 1,000 submissions. Two Singaporean photographers, Zhao Renhui and Lim Weixiang, are among the group to have their works showcased at this exhibition.
Within the exhibition, there are recurring visual narratives that represent endurance and the nature of human resilience drawn from all spheres of social life including politics, economics, humanities, religion and identity. Each artwork selected for the exhibition is an expression of the photographer’s exploration process as he or she questions and challenges the context they live within, while searching for unconventional alternatives to address issues they face. Whilst global in its outlook, the issues explored in An Ocean of Possibilities are synonymous with those Singaporeans face in their daily lives.
Exhibition: An Ocean of Possibilities
Dates: Till 28 December 2014
Venue: ArtScience Museum™ at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue