6 Must-See Art Exhibitions in Singapore in August 2020

As the Singapore art scene begins to grapple with the new normal, here are several exhibitions to see this August!

Aug 2020 – Feb 2021 Proposals for Novel Ways of Being

Venue: LASALLE’s Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, National Gallery Singapore, National Museum of Singapore, ADM Gallery, NTU School of Art, Design and Media, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, STPI, Coda Culture, Grey Projects, INTER-MISSION, The Substation, soft/WALL/studs

Artist: To be Announced

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition


Jul 16 – Aug 30, 2020 Reacquainted

Venue: FOST Gallery

Artist: John Clang, Jimmy Ong, Syagini Ratna Wulan, Wyn-Lyn Tan, Sebastian Mary Tay, Ian Woo

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition


Jul 9 – Sep 7, 2020 Group Show

Venue: Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Artist: Ricardo Mazal, Jane Lee, Zheng Lu, Karen Knorr, Golnaz Fathi, Chun Kwang Young, Kim Jaeil, Miya Ando

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition


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Upcoming at Yavuz Gallery Singapore: Po Po, “Primeval Codes” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are incredibly honoured to announce Po Po in his second solo exhibition with the gallery. A visionary artist who brought something truly new in concept and execution to an isolated country’s latent art scene in the 1980s, the acclaimed Myanmar artist will open “Primeval Codes” in Singapore on 24 July 2020. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Primeval Codes” consists of painting and installation works conceptualised in the late 1980s and realised over the past two decades. This body of work is based upon original signs and symbols in primeval written language that the artist started to learn from the 1980s, such as those found in ancient stone inscriptions of the Pyu, Bagan, Inwa and Pinya periods in Myanmar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A multidisciplinary artist, Po Po’s conceptual works weave between painting, assemblage, installation and performance. He was amongst the first Myanmar artist to exhibit abroad in the 1990s; and has since showcased works across Asia and Europe, including at the National Gallery Singapore, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art, Mori Art Museum, amongst others. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image: Po Po, ‘Unknowable’, 1988 / 2020, oil on canvas and engraved wood, 91 x 92 x 5 cm ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #popo #popoartist #primevalcodes #yavuzgallery #yavuzgalleryartist #upcomingexhibition #myanmarart #myanmarartist #contemporaryart #burmeseart #burmeseartist #gillmanbarracks

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Jul 24 – Aug 29, 2020 Primeval Codes

Venue: Yavuz Gallery

Artist: Po Po

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition


Aug 22, 2020 – Oct 3, 2020 Flowers Wilting in a New Day

Venue: Ota Fine Arts

Artist: Chris Huen

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition


Aug 1 – 16, 2020 Ambition for Originality

Venue: artcommune gallery

Artist: Cheong Soo Pieng

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition