The Singapore Contemporary Art Show 2016 celebrates a World of Art, showcasing more than 3,000 works of art from 65 exhibitors and art installations by 14 artists from around the world - Singapore, Indonesia, China, Australia, United Kingdom, Italy, France and others.
Beautiful things are hard to capture. Especially fleeting, beautiful moments. Sunrises and sunsets, someone’s eyes sparkling when they laugh, blowing a dandelion – these are never really the same when immobilised in a picture. Lucky for us, creative geniuses like Miranda Ming from Melbourne has perfected her own way of capturing the beauty of Mother Nature in all its glory – by pressing and preserving flowers. We had a little chat with Miranda about her art, and boy, do we wish we had skills like her.
"Have we seen this yet?" "Oh, this is my favourite one!" Children, parents alike, marvelling at every collection on display; Starfishes, shells, snakes and skeletons. Butterflies, birds and beetles of a spectrum of colours. Red, yellow, black and blue.
The museum is filled with various specimens of plants and animals from Southeast Asia. Expect to learn a thing or two.
They say that an alter ego is like a second self, one that is far from the real ‘you’. There is a connotation that this side is somehow… bad. Look at Jekyll and Hyde. Hyde was a psychopath dwelling in the same body of the sensible Doctor Jekyll. And Natalie Portman's character in Black Swan – she strove so hard for perfection, yet her alter ego led to her own demise. It's no wonder people have such ugly thoughts about these perceived selves as all things evil.