NMS and Maybank Foundation is conducting an Open Call to commission a series of video-based artworks for display at the NMS LED Wall in 2022 – 2023. Artists and creatives from Singapore and Southeast Asia are invited to submit proposals that respond to the theme of Climate Change & Sustainability. National Museum Singapore will be selecting 3 proposals, which will be awarded a commissioning amount of $37,500 each and showcased on NMS' LED wall from January 2022, for a period of 3 months.
In developing their video-based artworks on the theme of climate change and sustainability, the artworks should creatively reference, feature and respond to the collections of NMS and Maybank, and should be new works produced specifically for the NMS LED Wall.
While responses to climate change and sustainability can take on many forms, this Open Call is an opportunity to explore artistic responses using the digital medium, to engage audiences in a fresh way by making new connections between issues of the environment which concern our present and what our future might look like, and materials from our past that remind us of where we have come from and which make us who we are today.