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.
7. “Una Lumino Callidus Spiritus” by Choe U-Ram (South Korea)
One of Choe’s two biomorphic kinetic sculptures, “Una Lumino” is inspired by colonies of barnacles.
These mechanical flowers bloom when they sense presence in the room, mimicking how barnacles open and feed at low tide. It may just transfix and hypnotise you!