About Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is a contemporary art museum which focuses on art-making and art-thinking in Singapore, Southeast Asia andAsia, encompassing a worldwide perspective on contemporary art practice. SAM advocates and makes accessible interdisciplinary contemporary art through reseach-led and evolving curatorial practice. Since it opened in January 1996, SAM has built up one of the most important collections of contemporary art from the region. It seeks to seed and nourish a stimulating and creative space in Singapore through exhibitions and public programmes, and to deepen every visitor’s experience. These include outreach and education, research and publications, as well as cross disciplinary residencies and exchanges.
SAM occupies two buildings: the old St Joseph’s Institution on Bras Basah Road, built in 1855 and now a National Monument; and SAM at 8Q, a conservation building across the road on Queen Street that was the old Catholic High School.
In 2011, SAM was the venue organiser of the Singapore Biennale, becoming the main organiser for the 2013 and 2016 editions. SAM was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee on 13 November 2013, operating under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. To find out more, visit www.singaporeartmuseum.sg
1. Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time
Date: 6 May – 26 August 2018
Singapore Art Museum invites all dauntless time-travellers to Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, the eighth edition of the museum’s annual family-friendly exhibition.
Mysterious yet imbued in every living being, time has fascinated humankind for ages. From charting the movements of planets to cataloguing our days, new tools of measure are constantly being created to frame or direct our lives.
Join us as we discover what the fourth dimension means to different people and cultures. Explores the myths and theories that shape our memories and futures, and ponder relationships between time and space.
Through immersive and interactive artworks by artists from the region and around the world, the 2018 edition of Imaginariuminvites you to engage your senses and expand your horizons in this journey through time.
2. Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018
Date: 25 May – 2 September 2018
Inaugurated in 2008 by the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation and the Singapore Art Museum, the triennial APB Foundation Signature Art Prize returns for its fourth edition in 2018. Recognising outstanding examples of contemporary art from both emerging and established artists over the previous three years, the prize puts the spotlight on the most compelling, cogent and complex works of art from the Asia-Pacific rim to the region of Central Asia.
The APB Foundation Signature Art Prize is worth SGD 100,000, with SGD 60,000 awarded to the Grand Prize winner and SGD 15,000 each to two Jurors’ Choice Award winners. A People’s Choice Award of SGD 10,000 will also be offered to the work that receives the highest number of public votes on-site.
15 finalists, selected from 113 nominated artworks from 46 countries and territories, will be presented at the Signature Art Prize 2018 Finalists Exhibition, taking place from 25 May to 2 September 2018 at the National Museum of Singapore, venue partner for the Prize. The awards ceremony will take place on 29 June 2018.