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Free night entry to ArtScience Museum exhibition July 18 – 20, 2019

To the moon and back.

Melanie Lim | July 13, 03:44 am

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ArtScience Museum is currently holding a Floating Utopias exhibition from now till Sept. 29, 2019.

This exhibition features seven giant inflatable objects that have been used in art, architecture and activism over time, as well as 40 inflatable-themed artworks.

Floating Utopias

Some highlights of the exhibition include this sculpture by Momoyo Torimitsu:

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Just like how small apartments in Japan are termed “rabbit hutches”, this exhibit is a social critique of the constricted living spaces in many modern Asian cities.

Walter the bunny is the work of local artist Dawn Ng:

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Its intent is to let viewers discover what is extraordinary in their surroundings as if they were children again:

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Floating Utopias. Art Science Museum, Singapore. . 1. Walter, Dawn Ng 2. Somehow, I Don't Feel Comfortable, Momoyo Torimitsu 3. Survivaball, Yes Men 4. Aerocene Explorer And more… (posting the Moon installation in a bit) . Recommend that you catch a guided tour through this exhibition! . "Floating Utopias is a playful and poetic exhibition that explores the social history of inflatable objects, showing how, over the decades, they have been used in art, architecture and activism." . Thanks @brendac0411 for accompanying me to this exhibition, hahahahaha! ❤️ . . . #artsciencemuseum #singapore #floatingutopias #art #inflatables #inflatableart#artist #art #artwork #artoftheday #art_spotlight #arty #artlovers #artgallery #artworks #artofvisuals #artcollective #worldofartists #artstagram #museum #amazing #design #culture #contemporaryart #photography #modernart #inspiration #stunning #fun #gallery #photooftheday #artwork #artgallery

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Inflatable moon sculpture

Luke Gerram’s large inflatable sculpture of the moon invites viewers to contemplate the history of the orbiting satellite around Earth as a cultural mirror of time, calendar and night time navigation.

Visitors can play around with different angles to get the most creative shot with the moon like these people did:

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Moon dust.

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Free entry on these nights

From July 18 to 20, there will be free night entry into the venue from 7pm to 10pm (last admission at 9pm).

Special Event: Moongazers

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon Landing, there will also be a special free-of-charge event, Moongazers, from July 18 to 20.

Here are some activities that will take place at the event:

1. ArtScience on Screen: Moon Heroes

This film screening is to hail the achievements of Neil Armstrong and the other space heroes who ventured beyond the pull of Earth’s gravity, as well as the team of flight controllers in Mission Control who helped navigate, calculate and innovate in the legendary space mission.

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First Man (2018) | Dir. Damien Chazelle

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 10am

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2017) | Dir. David Fairhead

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 | 10am

Venue: Level 4, Expression Gallery

Click here for screening details.

2. In Love with the Moon by Kamini Ramachandran

In this performance, master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran shares her favourite moon myths seated beneath Luke Jerram’s vast floating sculpture of the Moon.

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Date: Thursday to Saturday, July 18 – 20, 2019 | 7:30pm

Venue: Floating Utopias, Level 3 Galleries

3. Operation: Moonshot

At this drop-in workshop, visitors will be able to craft their own mini Apollo 11 rubber rocket and shoot for the Moon with expert guidance from Astronomy.sg, a community of passionate youth astronomers.

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Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 3pm – 5pm, 7pm – 9pm

Venue: Basement 2, Rainbow Room

You can browse the full list of activities taking place at the event here.

How to go

Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (last admission at 9pm)

Top image courtesy of gmainemaine and toshirosg on Instagram

About Melanie Lim

Melanie likes taking and editing photos for Instagram.

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