There have been many ingenious efforts by the local arts community to find a digital solution to the Covid-19 pandemic and that might be the new norm for the foreseeable future. But as museums, galleries and independent institutions are starting to open up incrementally, we find ourselves looking forward to the prospect of checking out the art in person once more. Here, a round-up of new exhibitions taking place in art spaces around Singapore to take in at your own pace:
1. The Summer Show Group Exhibition
If you’ve read our January Art issue, you’d be familiar with Belgian painter Delphine Rama, whose abstract paintings are often inspired by fashion. Rama will be debuting new work as part of a group exhibition taking place at Cuturi Gallery () which aims to ” encourage new modes of contemplation”. It’s an admittedly eclectic line-up of both up-and-coming and established Singapore and international artists whose works span diverse genres.
#02-16 Pacific Plaza; from July 9 to August 2
2. Some of the Many Things That I Want to Remember
Over at Gillman Barracks, Ota Fine Arts is marking its reopening with a new exhibition by Japanese painter Tomoko Kashiki – her second solo show in Singapore. Kashiki is known for creating ethereal dreamscapes that are reminiscent of traditional Japanese paintings but are entirely her own with their peculiar mix of elements.
7 Lock Rd; ongoing till Aug 15
Genevieve Chua is one of the most well-regarded Singapore artist of the last decade and she works primarily through abstraction. Here, STPI Gallery has put on an extended showcase of Chua’s solo exhibition Twofold, which is her biggest exhibition to date, featuring some 30 pieces created during her residency with the institution. Expect plenty of print-based works as well as paintings that utilises geometric shapes and a largely monochromatic palette that plays with optics and challenges how paintings are perceived – this exhibition is Chua’s exploration of the fundamental questions of painting.
41 Robertson Quay; ongoing till Jul 19
The next time you’re at culinary hotspot SPRMRKT at Cluny Court, make sure to check out Passengers, an exhibition by fast-rising Singapore painter Faris Heizer, whose expressive paintings are his way of social commentary on the regurgitative nature of society. Each of the seven paintings on display feature caricatured figures that draw attention to the artificiality of his painting’s narratives, with the figures existing in a reality bound by its own arcane rules.
#02-13 Cluny Court; ongoing till Oct 11