This week, stop by the ArtScience Museum to explore the role of technology in humankind’s past, present, and future and check out Singaporean artist Gerald Leow’s first solo exhibition that probes the sacred and the profane. Smells like something good is cooking at Sick Scents by Mojoko. Music lovers, be charmed by electronic duo HONNE. Alternatively, take a trip down with your loved ones for the Gardens Extravaganza Special and its accompanying festivities.
Built to test the limits of what’s deemed as sacrilege, Singaporean artist Gerald Leow joins forces with fashion photographer Ivanho Harlim for his first ever solo exhibition. Taking its title from a quote by the father of the atomic bomb, Gerald uses elements of text like this, together with heavy metal fonts, to give further meaning to his art work. Expect to see sculptures, installations and photographs that will attempt to find the middle ground betwixt holy and otherwise.
I am Grown Old to Destroy the World by Gerald Leow will happen 1 June to 25 June, all day long at Chan + Hori Contemporary, Block 6 Lock Road, #02-09, Singapore 108934. For more details, check out the event page here.
A brave new world awaits you at the ArtScience Museum. Question what it means to be a human in the present and the future as you come face to face with life-like robots, like Neil Habisson, the world’s first officially recognised human cyborg, and Nadine, the realistic humanoid robot. Provocative subjects like genetic modification and cosmetic surgery will be major talking points at the event, and with it, the accompanying conflicts on ethics and morality. Be wowed by the visual impact from this cutting-edge exhibition that is a collective contribution of works from more than 40 international artists, scientists, technologists and designers.
HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species will happen from 20 May, 10am till 7pm at ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974. For more details, check out the event page here.
Having played at Coachella earlier this year, the English electronic duo is finally in Singapore for a highly sought-after two night stint. In just a couple of years, HONNE have become immensely successful, with over 20 million Spotify streams, several number one hit singles and many sold out tours worldwide. With a name that symbolizes ‘True Feelings’ in Japanese, expect their music to be both personal and candidly honest. With charming lyrics and catchy tunes, it won’t take long for you to fall in love with the duo’s spontaneous yet gentleman-like worldview.
Moonbeats Asia Presents Honne- Live in Singapore will happen 2 June and 3 June, 8pm at Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981. For more details, check out the event page here.
Head down to Gardens by the Bay and take your pick from the pool of festivities that the organisers have in prepared for the glittering landmark’s birthday bash. Start with a dance party around late afternoon (5.30pm) and show up dressed in your best ath-leisure wear, ready to groove your way to the top. For those with kids or just generally young at heart, why not pack a picnic and chill out at Movie by the Lawn for a movie screening of Storks? As night comes round, so do the prettiest of the activities, like Reverie, Parade of Wonders and Illumination. However, be sure to catch the special evening showcase around 7.45pm, where visitors can look forward to seeing dancers and aerial performers perform against a dramatic backdrop of projection mapping on the towering Supertrees.
Gardens Extravaganza Special will happen on 3 June to 4 June all day long at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953. For more details, check out their website here.
Themed “Sick Scents”, the installation is an exploration of what happens when a fast paced and constantly evolving pop culture merges with scent design and fragrance. In collaboration with perfume designer Terry Jacobson, Singapore multimedia artist Mojoko has put his signature style to use, purposefully mixing the traditional and modern in the act of perfume making, creating a series of seven fragrances, all inspired by contemporary Asia. Don’t forget to check out the bespoke packaging and other artworks, all of which were inspired by those fragrances, each exploring the crevices between sight, smell and memories.
Sick Scents By Mojoko will happen 1 June to 25 June, all day long at Chan + Hori Contemporary, Block 6 Lock Road, #02-09, Singapore 108934. For more details, check out their event page here.