Then Now Beyond is a thematic exhibition that celebrates The Hour Glass’ 40-year commitment to advancing watch culture around the world. The exhibition will feature commissioned works by leading international artists and designers including Daniel Arsham, Marc Newson, nendo, and Studio Wieki Somers.
The exhibition is facilitated by The Artling and the commissioned artists were selected after a rigorous process presided over by a committee comprising of British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, international watch specialist Mr Aurel Bacs and Group Managing Director of The Hour Glass Mr Michael Tay.
Inspired by the iconic design of the hourglass, Marc Newson reinterprets the ancient time measuring instrument and its principles first developed by the water clock. Uniquely hand-crafted crystal forms the body of the two signature bulbs held within the Klepsydra, with each holding over 2.8 million metallic dusted nanoballs. Controlled by a complex mechanism, the nanoballs trickle between the two interconnected structures to provide accurate recordings of time.
Sculpted from one singular form with two hands sliced from the structure, nendo creates a cuboid shaped clock. Meticulously orchestrated, the hands neatly overlap only twice a day, uniting the shape in its original appearance and conveying the impression of the resetting of the mind.
In addition, contemporary visual artist Daniel Arsham examines the constructions of time alongside Studio Wieki Somers exploration of its concept.
Venue: Malmaison by The Hour Glass, 270 Orchard Rd, #01-01, Singapore 238857
When: 23 Nov 2019 - 31 Jan 2020,