Installation in Progress explores ideas of exhibitions and exhibition-making through the lens of SAM’s own history. Using the development of the institution – from when it first opened its doors in 1996 as Singapore’s first fully dedicated art museum, to its transformation over the years in the Singapore art scene – Installation in Progress looks at why and how exhibitions are created. Installation in Progress is sited at SAM Curve at the Singapore Art Museum from 18 June to 26 August 2018.
SAM has, to date, produced over 300 exhibitions since the museum opened 22 years ago. Through a survey of these past exhibitions, the presentation reflects on exhibition-making through the eyes of the curator, the artist, and the audience. Installation in Progress features three components – a charting of the museum’s exhibition history, an interactive exhibition-planning component, and a new artwork by Singaporean artist Michael Lee specially commissioned for this presentation.
Visitors can access a reference library of SAM’s exhibition catalogues and past publications on-site, and conceptualise their own exhibitions on an interactive magnetic wall. The artwork will also be completed on-site by the artist over the span of a few weeks.
Venue: SAM Curve at the Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 188555
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm (Saturdays To Thursdays), 10am to 9pm (Fridays)
When: 18 Jun - 26 Aug 2018,