I like free stuff: Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

Friday, December 02, 2011

If you’d like to visit SAM for free like we did, go to the museum every Friday because entrance is free from 6-9 PM. Oh yeah! Thanks again for the tip Paola!

I’ve been trying to cultivate the little culture I have in me so I really wanted to check out at least one museum in Singapore. Besides the free entrance, I heard that SAM had contemporary exhibits which are what I was after. During our visit, there were only 4 exhibits up. 

Reactive Wall
This was my favorite exhibit during our visit! It was interactive because the video reacts to sound. When we entered it was very very quiet, other tourists only started making noise after I started making mine. Haha

There were 2 walls in the installation. The colored wall had images from my childhood! Haha The images would come out all over the wall. Oh and yes, the crazy person in the 2nd photo is moi!

The black and white wall was in a smaller room. The images would come from the bottom middle portion of the wall. The images get bigger in relation to the loudness of the sound. Check it out for yourself!

Tan Oe Pang Exhibit

So, I really don’t know a whole lot about art – I’m smart enough to admit that. Haha You won’t be hearing any critiques from me about the brush strokes and techniques. It was nice to see the work of a Singaporean artist. It did make me want to have an ink painting in the future. Naks!

I gravitated towards this one; I think it was because of the Carabao which holds a special place in our culture.   

Wu Guanzhong Exhibit

Wu Guanzhong pioneered mixing Chinese and Western aesthetics in Singapore. I liked a lot of his paintings. I adored his play with black and white paintings with a smidge of color. 

I love that you can see the brushstrokes in this painting.

The exhibits in SAM change every so often and I was a tad disappointed because there was a children’s installation in July that seemed like so much fun! Too bad it wasn’t up anymore.

Bonus perk, SAM has free internet!

Take the time to pass by the Singapore Art Museum when in the Lion City. They also have occasional talks featuring artists. 

* Additional photos from Rissa Cortez.

The rest of my Singapore 2011 posts are here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12 and Part 13.

Here's where you can stay in Singapore

Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

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  1. I love free stuff too and I LOVE Shera! Hahaha. Winner ang page load sa internet kisok :)

  2. Hi Gay! Apir for loving free stuff! Lumalabas ang 80s kids in us! Haha =) Yes, agree ako sa page load nila. SG na SG ang speed. hahaha =)


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