Gain a different perspective of the sea at SAM’s latest – and last – exhibition of the year
By Pamela Chow. Photos: Pamela Chow
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) will open an intriguing exhibition this weekend to accompany its sister museum’s Imaginarium 2016 exhibition, and it’s a trove of wonders.
“Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas”, running from Jun 4 to Aug 28, showcases explorations of the ocean by artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond. It will be the museum’s last exhibition before preparing for the Singapore Biennale.
Here are seven of the most intriguing artworks to be discovered at the exhibition.
1. “Alaghest” by Pratchaya Phinthong (Thailand)
Step into one of the first areas of the exhibition and you will see this rotary screen on the wall, its window a blur of murky water, earth and air. If you wait for the cloud to settle, you will see a surprise: a painting of Kepler-22b.
Kepler-22b is a planet 600 light years from Earth that NASA recently discovered could suggest possible existence of other life forms and has a potential for human habitation.
You can also rotate the screen to reveal Kepler-22b in the distance.