Visual Arts

The Life of Things

Organised by: A joint initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
  • Date:
    19 Jan - 8 Apr 2018
  • Time:
    18 Jan, 7pm - 9pm, Jendela (Visual Arts Space)

    Jendela (Visual Arts Space)
    Monday to Friday: 11am - 830pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 830pm

    All other venues: Open 24 Hours
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Esplanade
  • Admission:
    Free admission


Far from being inanimate or void, objects and places are repositories of history, memory and even consciousness. Taking on outsize symbolic qualities, they can represent abstract ideas and signal emotion, and, in the case of animistic belief systems, also possess energies or spirits that people powerfully relate to.

In four exhibitions around Esplanade, artists from Singapore and Asia explore how objects, architecture and places embody lost or concealed stories, and the ways they represent the aspirations and complexities of contemporary living. New and recent photographic, video, sculptural and painting installations by UuDam Tran Nguyen (Vietnam), Lim Sokchanlina (Cambodia), Sim Chi Yin (Singapore), Sarker Protick (Bangladesh), Phan Thao-Nguyen (Vietnam), and Kevin Fee (Singapore) will be presented. Image: Serpent's Tails, UuDam Tran Nguyen, 2015.

Image courtesy of UuDam Tran Nguyen.