The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has changed life for everyone, perhaps forever. To document the pandemic’s indelible impact on the world, ArtScience Museum’s new exhibition will examine the science of epidemics and present an intimate, unique look into the lives and practices of visual artists as they lived through and with Covid-19.
Opening on 12 February 2022, Hope from Chaos: Pandemic Reflections investigates how epidemics work and how this pandemic has impacted the world. Visitors to the exhibition will begin their journey with a free introductory display from The Smithsonian Institution, USA titled Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World. This part of the exhibition explores how pathogens can spread from wildlife to humans and why some outbreaks become epidemics.
Hope from Chaos continues with a ticketed display, curated by ArtScience Museum, that features emotive artworks by artists from Singapore, Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe.
The artists showing in the ticketed component of the exhibition include Cao Fei (China), Heman Chong (Singapore), Luke Jerram (UK), Ivetta Sunyoung Kang (Canada/South Korea), Eun Vivian Lee (Singapore/New York/South Korea), Pierre le Riche (South Africa) and Nonzuzo Gxekwa (South Africa). Their work is shown alongside prototypes by materials scientists from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).
By combining objective insights from the scientific world with a sense of embodied engagement with the work of artists, Hope from Chaos offers an environment of reflection for its visitors.
Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
When: 12 Feb - 7 Aug 2022,