From world-renowned masterpieces, local landmarks, National Monuments and décor in corporate buildings, we often encounter art in the form of sculpture in our daily lives. Dotted around Singapore as part of the urban landscape or representations of heritage and culture, sculpture has had a significant role in performative, spiritual and social dynamics in Singapore, although unbeknown to many of us.
National Gallery Singapore invites visitors to uncover the surprising world of sculpture and dive into the myriad of shapes, sizes and forms at Nothing is Forever: Rethinking Sculpture in Singapore. The first major local survey on sculpture in 30 years, visitors are presented with new perspectives and unexpected forms of sculpture, challenging conventional definitions of the art form. Visitors will be introduced to sculpture as dynamic performative and participative art, and religious objects, such as cemetery statuary from Bukit Brown, as fine art beyond craft. For audiences interested in delving deeper into the broader impact of sculpture, the exhibition also examines sculpture as a platform for social voices and the evolving role of sculptors in our society.
Venue: Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery and The Spine Hall, National Gallery Singapore
When: 29 Jul 2022 - 5 Feb 2023,