Fifteen talents from Singapore explore the magic in design through the looking glass of a new alchemy: a selection of tools and objects inspired by the transmutation process of transforming substances such as lead into gold.
“The Alchemists” project is a nod to the Italian avant-garde group of the 1970s Studio Alchimia, whose members produced design pieces inspired by the ancient art of Alchemy, transforming the ordinary to the precious.
A new generation of designers from Singapore embarked on a creative investigation through this magic perspective of matter transmutation. The starting point for The Alchemists project was the question: “How could we transform matter by our will of improving shapes and the meaning of things?” The Alchemists showcase at the Singapore Art Museum is the result of a lecture and workshop series, led by curators Stefano Casciani (IT) and Patrick Chia (SG). The prototypes on show are both a homage to the culture of the avant-garde and a proposal for innovation in contemporary times.
Participating Designers: Afzal B. Imram, Colin Seah (Ministry of Design), Eason Chow & Tricia Chean, Hans Tan, Jolene Ng & Lee Si Min & Donn Koh, Karyn Lim, Kiera Lin, Lanzavecchia & Wai, Melvin Ong (Désinere), Olivia Lee, Outofstock, Studio Juju, Tiffany Loy, Yong Jieyu, Yuta Nakayama.
Organised by: Industry+
Opening Reception: 15th January, 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition: 16th to 31st January 2016
Venue: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555
Hours: Monday – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 7pm, Friday 10am – 9pm
Admission: $10, free for Singaporean & PR.
Free entry with Art Stage 2016 VIP pass during Art Week.
When: 16 - 31 Jan 2016,
Venue/Organizer: Singapore Art Museum (SAM)