Through the centuries, over numerous expeditions, and with ever-increasing sophistication in science and technology, humankind has sailed the seven seas and plunged into the very depths of oceanic trenches. Yet there remains much to be discovered of this alien world.
In Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas, artists delve into the unfathomable depths of the ocean’s mysteries. Drawing largely from artists’ collections and new commissions, the journey of Odyssey embarks on artistic explorations of the ocean and its metaphysical implications.
Odyssey challenges idealised notions of seascapes and the aquatic boundary in an attempt to redefine contemporary connotations of the sea. Unpacking ideas pertaining to the Anthropocene, origins of life, and personal histories and identities, the exhibition provokes contemplation of the tempests that batter our sails on this journey through life. While we seem to know more and more about the world around us, to what extent does this knowledge give us insight into human nature? Riddled with twists and turns, where will our explorations take us? To what ends our endless discoveries?
The artists featured in Odyssey include Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan (Australia/Philippines), Choe U-Ram (Korea), Pratchaya Phinthong (Thailand), Rashid Rana (Pakistan), Sally Smart (Australia), Entang Wiharso (Indonesia), Wyn Lyn Tan (Singapore), Richard Streitmatter Tran (Vietnam), and Ashley Yeo and Monica Moon (Singapore and South Korea).
For more details, please visit the Singapore Art Museum website at www.singaporeartmuseum.sg
Venue: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555
– Adults $10
– Students (with valid student pass) $5
– Senior citizens (60 years and above with valid ID) $5
– Children under six Free
– Groups of 20 or more: 20% off standard adult admission charges
– Singaporeans and permanent residents: Free
Free admission to SAM every Friday from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm and on Open House days
Hours: Saturdays to Thursdays | 10.00am to 7.00pm (Last admission at 6.15pm)
Fridays | 10.00am to 9.00pm
When: 4 Jun - 28 Aug 2016,