“Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now”– a major retrospective of the visionary artist’s work– has opened at the National Gallery Singapore, at the end of a two-year global tour. ART SG’s Tan Siuli reviews the exhibition, musing on how decades on, Paik’s works continue to inspire with the wittiness and dexterity of their ideas, inviting audiences and new generations of artists to unpack and reflect upon them anew.
The Future Is Now, a major retrospective of legendary artist Nam June Paik’s work, opens at the National Gallery Singapore in December, at the end of a global tour spanning two years and presentations at Tate Modern, London, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California. In conjunction with the exhibition opening in Singapore, ART SG speaks with Ken Hakuta, Nam June Paik’s nephew and executor of the artist’s estate. Hakuta, also known as ‘Dr Fad’, is an inventor and television personality who hosted a TV show promoting creativity and innovativeness in children. In this interview, he reflects on the life lessons imparted by his uncle, and Paik’s legacy.
ART SG reviews ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound’, an exhibition which brings together 32 of the world’s leading contemporary sound artists to the ArtScience Museum. The show, which runs from 28 August 2021 – 2 January 2022, invites visitors to tune in, listen deeply, feel the vibrations and create their own personal soundtrack as they journey through a sonic landscape.
ART SG reviews “A Minor History”, a powerful critique of Thailand’s current political landscape from multi-award winning film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, which runs from 19 August – 14 November at Bangkok’s 100 Tonson Foundation.
The 2021 Thailand Biennale, titled Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud: Engendering Sensible Capital, will take place in the Northeastern Thai city of Korat from December 18, 2021 – March 31, 2022. ART SG speaks to Artistic Director Yuko Hasegawa about her curatorial process, facilitating collaborations between artists and locals, and the contemporary art scene in Thailand and the region.
Join Mary Rozell, Global Head of the UBS Art Collection and Magnus Renfrew, Co-Founder of ART SG, in a discussion about one of the most significant corporate collections in the world.
Artist Shubigi Rao and curator Ute Meta Bauer will represent Singapore at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia , which runs from 23 April 2022 to 27 November 2022. The team will mark Singapore’s 10th year participating in one of the biggest exhibitions in the art world. Art SG speaks to Shubigi Rao and Ute Meta Bauer on being selected for the Singapore pavilion.
ART SG reviews “The Gift”, a curio of an exhibition that stems from an ongoing transnational collaborative project by the Goethe-Institut. The exhibition offers a slow burn into the idea of convergences over artistic expression and exchanges.
“The body to me is like a vessel that records experience, so by looking at the body and attempting to unpack these actions, we can then examine the bigger social context that caused the action in the first place.”