Visitors to ArtScience Museum will be able to see the strength of Singapore’s current art scene as the museum presents the works of 17 artists at the Prudential Singapore Eye. Opening on 17 January 2015, the exhibition is part of the highly successful Prudential Eye Programme and a key highlight of Singapore Art Week in January 2015. Prudential Singapore Eye is also the first major exhibition dedicated to Singapore’s contemporary art scene that kick starts the celebration of the nation’s 50th anniversary.
Representing a selection of the best contemporary art in Singapore, Prudential Singapore Eye aims to foster greater appreciation of Singapore’s visual arts both locally and internationally. Several notable artists including Charles Lim, Ho Tzu Nyen, Jane Lee and Jeremy Sharma not only have an international following but have also represented Singapore at numerous international biennales, such as Venice Biennale, Shanghai Biennale and Liverpool Biennale. Curated by Serenella Ciclitira (Founder, Prudential Eye Programme), Honor Harger (Executive Director, ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore), Nigel Hurst (CEO, Saatchi Gallery, London) and Tan Boon Hui (Group Director of Programmes, National Heritage Board, Singapore), the exhibition explores a myriad of contemporary themes including identity, history, fiction, as well as personal and national narratives. Sponsored by global insurance giant, Prudential, the exhibition is the latest show in the Prudential Eye Programme, an initiative aimed at nurturing artistic talent, and will be supported by a comprehensive publication. The exhibition will also be complemented by an education programme developed by the British Council in unison with ArtScience Museum. The education programme, also sponsored by Prudential, will reach out to secondary school students, teachers and tertiary education institutes. Prudential Singapore Eye is happening from 17 January to 28 June at the ArtScience Museum. Tickets sales begin on 17 January.