On the 19th of February, the year 7’s visited the Singapore ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. We visited two exhibitions; ‘Minimalism. Space. Light. Object.’ and ‘Future World: Where Art Meets Science’.
The Minimalism exhibition focused on shape and space, through sculpture, installation, performance and music. We learned that Minimalism is a new way to experience art through form and became a turning point for 20th century art but has roots in earlier Asian and Eastern styles. Overall, I found the exhibition filled with simple but intriguing artworks.
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler” -Albert Einstein
The Future world exhibition allowed us to enter a fully immersive futuristic world of high-tech artworks. Futureworld took us on a journey through Nature, Town, Sanctuary, Park and Space. In Nature we enjoyed a slide with a fruit-ninja game, instead of using your fingers you sliced the fruit with your whole body. In Town, we could colour a vehicle and have it come to life as a 3D projection on the walls. In Sanctuary the room had projected light and sound that formed around the people in the room and provided a tranquil calm environment. In Park, there were oversized inflated balls which changed colour and sound when touched. The exhibition ended with Space, a crystal universe, representing the heart of celestial space. It was a mirrored room, filled with over 170,000 LED lights, that symbolised the infinite number of stars moving in space.
Throughout the exhibitions there was a photography challenge that allowed the students to try to capture unique angles of the artworks.
By Cordelia Marshall