These New Works At National Museum Are Weirdly Amazing

Rat butts and balloon pits at the Museum's newest exhibition

Photos: Courtesy of the National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore is opening an exhibition that will make you question the meaning of everything, ever.

The new showcase, titled "What is Not Visible is Not Invisible", is exactly as wacky and surreal as it sounds. Featuring artworks by 32 artists from the French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art, the exhibition is a parallel project leading up to the Singapore Biennale 2016.

These works are, to put it simply, unconventional. Here's a glimpse at some that have gotten us confused, but curious.

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“Speech Bubbles” by Philippe Parreno

Okay, so they’re not actually rat butts, but you can’t deny the uncanny resemblance. These helium-filled balloons hugging the ceiling of various rooms in this exhibition are meant to animate audiences, as if their thoughts are being literally turned into speech bubbles.

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