SINGAPORE - Prudential Singapore Eye will be debuting as the largest exhibition on Singapore contemporary art at ArtScience Museum from Jan 15 as part of Singapore Art Week in Jan next year to celebrate the 50 anniversary of Singapore's independance.
Prudential Singapore Eye seeks to support emerging Singaporean artists and provide opportunities for their work to reach global audiences. The exhibition will also be held alongside international art fair, Art Stage Singapore (Jan 22-25, 2015), as well as the second Prudential Eye Awards for Asian Contemporary Art on Jan 22. David Ciclitira, Founder of the Prudential Eye Programme, said: "We are delighted to be part of Singapore Art Week during the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence. Singapore is fast gaining recognition as a capital for cultural exchange within the global arts community and together with Art Stage Singapore, we hope to kick-off the Jubilee celebrations with an incredible release of artistic energy within the city both during the week and after. This is a major step forward in raising awareness about the outstanding work being created by the art community in Singapore. Of course, none of this would be possible without the generous support of Prudential, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Government." Lawrence Wong, Singapore Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, welcomed the exhibition as one that would enhance Singapore's reputation as a global art capital. Mr Wong said: "The Prudential Singapore Eye will add to the vibrancy of Singapore's visual art landscape. It is a good platform to showcase our most promising arts talents, and to further enhance our position as a regional centre for the arts. I thank the organisers and partners for their strong support for the Singapore Eye. The show's debut in the year when Singapore celebrates our 50th anniversary of our independence gives it added meaning and significance for all of us." An estimated 25 artists will be selected by an international curatorial panel for the exhibition at ArtScience Museum. The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive book featuring a wider selection of 75 Singapore contemporary artists published by the Eye Programme in partnership with Italian publisher Skira. The book will be launched in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition. Admission details will be released at a later date.