A Voyage of Big Ideas 14 March – 19 July 2015 KUMKUM FERNANDO Kiko’s Secrets 2015 Mixed media installation with sound Kumkum Fernando invites us to broaden our minds by entering the magical worlds hidden within three secret boxes and beyond. Follow our protagonist Kiko on a journey of discovery, in this work inspired by the wonder that children experience as they explore the world around them. For the artist, Kiko’s Secrets seeks to recreate these sensations for both young and old alike.
IZZIYANA SUHAIMI Let’s Make! Studio 2015 Mixed media
BAND OF DOODLERS Imagin-a-doodle 2015 Onsite illustration With illustrations sprawling across the walls and winding up the four levels of the building, this work brings to life a fantastical storytelling of Singapore’s folklore and an inventive vision of the future. As we journey through vividly animated scenes, a sense of the limitless possibilities of stories yet to be written, and told, abounds.
For artist Izziyana Suhaimi, sewing and embroidery are meaningful and symbolic ways of enfolding time as well as the creativity and actions of the maker. Her installation invites visitors to create small objects using textiles, which capture their thoughts about the future of the country. Over time, the artwork becomes a collective tapestry of dreams, weaving together our shared future.
LEE JEEYOUNG Dream House 2015 Mixed media installation Filling a house with candy that visitors are invited to take and ‘plant’ in a garden, Lee Jeeyoung presents these sweet treats as symbols of a child’s wishes and desires. Over time, the work is gradually transformed into a garden in full bloom. Dream House is a delightful space where our inner wishes for the future can be projected, and be encouraged to flourish.
CHIANG YU XIANG We Built this Estate! 2015 Mixed media installation For a child, the world is a giant playground. This work invites children to be architects, builders and master-planners of their own housing estate and city skyline, two ubiquitous features in urban Singapore. With housing blocks designed like giant Tetris pieces, visitors are free to create whatever they can imagine, and build a world of tomorrow.
VINCENT TWARDZIK CHING Greenroom II: Interstellar Overdrive 2015 Bicycles, generators, LEDs and stereo equipment Activated only through interaction between the artwork and the visitors, this work prompts us to think of how our future cities might be powered, and how this might change our lives. As the title Greenroom II: Interstellar Overdrive suggests, we are reminded that within this universe, there are still infinite potential resources and more thoughtful ways of living, still waiting to be discovered.
TAKASHI KURIBAYASHI Trees 2015 Mixed media installation Takashi Kuribayashi has created an installation comprising glass boxes filled with parts of a tree that had been chopped down to make way for redevelopment. His work reminds us how nature often exists in very controlled environments in cities such as Singapore. Over time, the sections of the tree trunk will decay, and in the process give life to new organisms and ecosystems, so that each glass box will hold a tiny new world of its own. Supported by
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SAM is located at 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555 SAM’s annexe, SAM at 8Q, is located at 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535 OPENING HOURS Mondays to Sundays | 10am to 7pm (Last admission at 6:15pm) Fridays | 10am to 9pm
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Visitors can also enjoy free entry to SAM every Friday from 6pm to 9pm and on Open House days.
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MUSEUM TOURS Tours in English Mondays to Thursdays | 11am & 2pm Fridays | 11am, 2pm & 7pm Saturdays & Sundays | 11am, 2pm & 3:30pm
TAKASHI KURIBAYASHI Trees
VINCENT TWARDZIK CHING Greenroom II: Interstellar Overdrive
CHIANG YU XIANG We Built this Estate!
LEE JEEYOUNG Dream House
BAND OF DOODLERS Imagine-a-doodle
KUMKUM FERNANDO Kiko’s Secrets
Tours are not available on public holidays and selected Open House days.
IZZIYANA SUHAIMI Let’s Make! Studio
A Voyage of Big Ideas
Come celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday with us at SAM as we launch Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas, an exhibition for everyone and anyone with a head for ideas and a heart for adventure! Imaginarium is the new edition of SAM’s much-loved annual contemporary art exhibition for children, begun in 2010 and now in its fifth year. In the spirit of SG50, this year's exhibition is inspired by the crescent moon on the Singapore flag, a symbol of a young nation on the rise with the capacity to dream big and think large. What might we be able to envision and aspire to? What worlds could we imagine for ourselves and create for others? With interactive and immersive artworks and hands-on activities at every turn, Imaginarium oﬀers creative space where inspiration can bloom freely and joyfully! Featuring artists from Singapore and the region, Imaginarium beckons the adventurers, the dreamers, and the explorers of today to embark on a journey of discovery, and together, sail towards exciting new horizons…
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The Original Self ie Machine
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Imaginarium Preview Afternoon
Awaken from your weekend nap to a special 4-hour preview of Imaginarium with free entry to the exhibition at SAM at 8Q. Enjoy childhood snacks from a variety of food stalls and support young talent at the Children’s Craft Fair where children sell hand-made pieces at no more than $2 each.
What would you do to keep yourself occupied on a long journey to the Moon? Try out some of the activities we thought of to pass the time creatively. Doodle your thoughts and dreams and pen a letter to the Moon. You may just get a reply!
With the sales proceeds going to charity, this is a rare opportunity to grab unique souvenirs and encourage creativity, entrepreneurship and goodwill from a young age. Saturday, 14 March Preview | 3pm to 7pm Children’s Craft Fair | 4pm to 6pm
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Join us for a night of fun and parent-child bonding at the museum as SAM curator, Rachel Ng, introduces you to the artworks and invites you to embark on a journey of discovery. Each ticket admits an adult and up to 2 children from ages 7 – 15 years old.
Wednesday, 18 March | 7pm | SAM at 8Q $14 for one adult | $19 for one adult + one child. $24 for one adult + two children.
Suitable for both students and young adults, the activity sheets – which are based on selected artworks in the exhibition – are catered to diﬀerent age groups and are available for download at the SAM website.
The Original Selfie Machine The Original Selfie Machine has landed at the lobby of SAM at 8Q! What is this magical contraption that can capture your likeness so well? The best selfie taken each month stands to win a special prize from ground control. Lobby, SAM at 8Q $2 for four chances to perfect your look!
Film Screenings Sit back and relax in the Moving Image Gallery while enjoying a special selection of local short films and international feature films that will remind you of your childhood dreams. Moving Image Gallery, Level 2, SAM at 8Q Feature films | From 8 May onwards | Ticketed Short films | From 15 May onwards | Free
Passport to the Moon!
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Travel through time and space with this limited-edition passport as you make your way around Imaginarium. Featuring artists’ impressions, fun facts and leading questions, come discover and explore realms of new possibilities through your very own personalised passport and work your way to being a fully certified citizen of the Moon – a Moonwalker! Available for sale at SAM at 8Q front desk. For more information, refer to www.singaporeartmuseum.sg
Join us for fun, hands-on activities organised for everyone in the family during our Open House days! Free entry to the exhibition from 10am. Activities from 11am to 6pm. #SGEatWithUs carnival | Sunday, 14 June Hari Raya Puasa Open House | Friday, 17 July Free
Educational workshops inspired by the artworks at Imaginarium have been specially developed to oﬀer students a multidisciplinary and holistic contemporary art experience. These workshops range from learning specific art techniques to craft-making that encourage originality, the development of language skills and self-confidence. Weekdays | 10 am or 2:30pm | SAM at 8Q For more information, refer to www.singaporeartmuseum.sg.
Tours and talks are held to give educators preparing to bring students for a visit an overview of SAM’s upcoming exhibitions. SAM curators and education managers will explain key concepts of selected works and introduce the various education resources during these sessions. Join SAM Senior Curator, Tan Siuli, as she shares the ideas and imagination behind the artworks. Thursday, 26 March | 4pm | SAM at 8Q Friday, 27 March | 4pm | SAM at 8Q Free. Registration required. For more information and to register, please visit: www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/programmes/edu_workshop.html
Tickets available at SAM and SISTIC. Limited spaces. For ticket availability at the door, please call SISTIC.
Educators’ Tours and Talks
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Curator Tour – Family Night at the Museum
*Note: This event is exclusive to teachers only. Tour will not proceed if total sign-up rate is below minimum number of participants. Registration opens till 24 March 2015.
Immerse yourself in the world of imagination and participate in hands-on art workshops. Join us for an afternoon of art-making and come up-close to some of the artists from Imaginarium. Tickets available at SAM and SISTIC. Limited spaces. For more information, refer to www.singaporeartmuseum.sg.
– The Art and Science of Imagination The Art and Science of Imagination is the second of the series of Roundtables at SAM, where professional parents and experts in their fields are invited to share how imagination is a vital part of their working lives and how it inspires them to inspire others. For more information, refer to www.singaporeartmuseum.sg