Embark on an artistic voyage through space and explore humanity’s vision of the stars at ArtScience Museum’s upcoming exhibition, The Universe and Art. Making its debut on 1 April 2017, The Universe and Art examines humanity’s fascination with the Universe and what lies beyond.
As the subject of dreams, mythologies and artistic explorations, the Universe has been studied by people around the world for millennia. Featuring over 120 artworks, scientific artefacts and manuscripts, this exhibition presents global views of the Universe through the centuries. It weaves a rich constellation of Eastern and Western philosophies, ancient and contemporary art, science and religion, to examine humanity’s origins, presence and future in the Universe.
Jointly curated and organised by Mori Art Museum and ArtScience Museum, The Universe and Art begins with sacred religious artefacts linked to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. It continues with masterworks by the most renowned Renaissance astronomers, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Copernicus, which are on show in Singapore for the first time. New scientific thinking on the Universe is explored in contemporary artworks by Björn Dahlem, MORI Mariko, Pierre Huyghe, Andreas Gursky, Wolfgang Tillmans, SUGIMOTO Hiroshi and more. The exhibition concludes with artworks devised specifically for space, providing unique insights on how art and culture have influenced the way we explore the Universe. A key centerpiece is Slow Arc inside a Cube VIII by British artist, Conrad Shawcross, commissioned for the exhibition.
Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
When: 1 Apr - 30 Jul 2017,