So let's go visit it together, shall we? Let's see if any of the art made me angry, because that is what some contemporary art tends to do. Although sometimes it really does amaze me in its weirdness.
The art museum is housed in a former mission school.
It was really neat inside. I could just picture the children going down these breezeways.
Or hanging out in this awesome courtyard.
Now onto the art! I am just going to show you a few of the pieces that I really liked. As it turned out there wasn't really anything that made me so angry that I have to rant about it.
One of the first pieces we saw and really liked was called Cabinet by Gao Lei. Here is what it looked like.
But in each of those lighted holes there were strange scenes to behold. Here are just a few.
Out of all photos that we saw while there, this next one was my absolute favorite. I am not sure why it moves me, but it does. It is Untitled by Singaporean photographer Nguan.
Another piece of art that both Frankie and I really found interesting was one called Self-Portrait (No More Tears Mr. Lee) by Jason Wee.
Upon closer inspection this large installation is created by opened or closed shampoo tops!
How cool is that?? You just scrolled back up to look at that one in whole again, didn't you? I don't blame you, it was amazing!
The next one was crazy creepy and in a dark room to boot but it was so stinking amazing that we kept walking around just staring. It is called Summit by Shen Shaomin.
It is life-sized wax figures of some of the top Communist leaders in recent time, all of them dead except Fidel Castro, hence him not being under glass.
Oh, you want a closer look at the creepiness that looks way too real factor? Ok, you asked for it!
Way too realistic!! I wanted to reach out and poke on, but would have been too freaked out to do so.
Let's move to much more unrealistic looking figures!
These carving are all by Kamin Lertchaiprasert called Sitting and there were a total of 366 of them, representing the number of days in a leap year. (Not sure why that was important, but that is what the sign said....)
This is only about one-third of them.
Let me show you four of the 366 that were my favorites.
There is just something about skeletons!
I wonder what could possibly be in those speech bubbles, although they look more like thought clouds. Maybe, now hold on here, I am going to get symbolic and this doesn't happen often, they are thoughts that we wish we could say, but we hold back instead.
I really just liked this one because it had the date. It made me wonder if he carved them all in one year. I am sure he could have
Which if he did carve them all in one year, this day he was just not feeling it.
One last art piece to share with you.
It is called For She Loved Fiercely and She is Well-Loved by Geraldine Javier. As soon as we laid eyes on it, we knew who it was.
Frida Kahlo! We thought it was a painting by Frida herself, but it wasn't. It was cool to recognize something from our other travels, this one being our trip to Mexico City when we went to the Frida Kahlo Museum.
There were other pieces in the museum that we liked but these were the ones that really stood out. It was a good art museum and I am glad we went.
I have one last post that I am going to write about Singapore and it is about a place called Haw Par Villa. It was like NOTHING else we have EVER seen. You HAVE to come back to read it.