National Gallery Singapore aims to bring art closer to people’s hearts and everyday lives by turning void decks into a gateway to art. The People’s Gallery transforms more than 25 such open spaces into galleries for the public to discover 50 surprising artworks by Singapore and Southeast Asian artists, using QR codes and Augmented Reality (AR) technology. This exciting new outreach initiative is part of the Gallery’s continued push, as it marks its 5th anniversary, to extend the positive impact of art to an even broader range of audiences through approachable and personal experiences with art beyond the walls of the museum.
From 1 March 2022, audiences will discover 20 new artworks from the Gallery’s ongoing exhibitions Nam June Paik: The Future is Now, and Chua Mia Tee: Directing the Real, at Bugis+. It will be a rare chance to encounter Paik’s riot of vision, colour and sound in a busy mall and thoroughfare that serve as a backdrop for his pioneering art. Audiences will also get to witness the masterfully painted works of one of the leading realist artists in Singapore’s art history, Chua Mia Tee, which depict vivid scenes and portraits of life and people in the country from the 1950s to 1980s.
Other artworks by Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists will continue to be shown at The People’s Gallery at Bugis+, offering the public fresh perspectives on modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art.
In addition to this new space in town, the public will be delighted to know that the runtime of the previous AR art galleries at Toa Payoh, Bishan, Marine Parade, Serangoon, Punggol, Pasir Ris and Yishun (except for West Coast) will be extended. These locations will also carry a refreshed selection of artworks by Nam June Paik and Chua Mia Tee.
More info: www.thepeoplesgallery.sg
When: 1 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2022,
By: National Gallery Singapore