Category Archive: Installation

Looking Again

BY JAMIE PHUA Conceptual art is wasted on me. I completed the past two editions of Art Stage in an average of four hours, and took less than half of that for the… Continue reading

Confusion Illusion

BY DIANA THAM The sign outside the glass door covered with black drapery warns viewers of what was to be expected: a video installation, some glass panels, and be confusion. In Psychology, we… Continue reading

Memory Machine

BY SHERMAINE TOH As I walked through a narrow corridor in the Singapore Art Museum, I approached a small dimly lit room, and in it, a piano; or at least what I assumed resembled… Continue reading

Considering OH!

BY TAM KWAN YUEN The rustic atmosphere of the neighborhood and the intermittent rumblings of vehicles greeted me as I stepped outside of Tiong Bahru Plaza. Glancing back and forth on the map,… Continue reading

Sympathy For The Birds

BY CEREPH CHEN The darkness was overwhelming. The faint glow from the screens was meek, docile, as if trying not to be noticed.  Pale white robes towered eerily ahead, their folds immaculately arranged.… Continue reading

Not so Transparent

BY FENDY IBRAHIM A gallery sitter greets you; he is sited at the gallery door beside a desktop computer. He prints a piece of paper with barcode on it and hands it over… Continue reading

Mysteries in a Familiar Language

BT TAN JINGLIANG Strategically tucked away at the furthest end of the second-floor galleries of Singapore Art Museum like a secret room, The Sixth Day (2008) by Donna Ong calls forth an instant wave of… Continue reading

Chapters of Unknowing

BY TIAN XINNI 1 The cloud of unknowing is complex. It is intricate. It is also intertwined with metaphors and meaning that creates dialectic conversations within the work. It is impossible to give… Continue reading

Aesthetic Violence

BY DARYL GOH The sudden sound of a gunshot leads to a mesmerizing shattering of glass, captivating the viewer in a state between shock and amazement. Broken Mirror by Lee Yong Baek, which… Continue reading

Smoke, Sea and Mirrors

BY ALFONSUS WONG The Light, it burns alright. It was at the ‘Chimera’ exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum that I encountered Li Hui’s dangerous looking V, Tabimo’s calming Midnight Sea and both… Continue reading