3 May 9 July 2006

An exhibit on human experience in the 21st century, Fiction@Love examines the influence of contemporary popular culture such as comics, graphic design, animation, manga and anime in art. Throughout Asia, Animamic art (Animation and comics) has not only provided youth of the new digital age with the password to pursue popular culture, but has also evolved into symbols of the growing ennui and psychological needs of today's youth - the need for fantasy and urban irony.

With dazzling imagination that originates from Animamic art, the show presents a new aesthetic that originates from Asia and outside of traditional Western fine art influences, and explores the direction of contemporary art at the turn of the 21st century.

Featuring over 40 pieces of painting, video and installation works from seven countries, the exhibition brings together well-loved contemporary artists such as Singaporean artist Claire Lim, Chinese artist Jimmy Liao, Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama and Ai Yamaguchi, Korean artists Kwon Kisoo, Malaysian art collective The Click Project, Danish artist Trine Boesen and American artist Nathaniel Lord.

Art Societies – Nation and Change
16 Mar - 27 Aug 2006

This is the first exhibition in a series of documentary exhibitions that examine art activities in Singapore and the region through the use of archival materials, photographs and publications.

The show will focus on a time period starting from the inception of the Singapore Art Society in 1949 and continuing up to 1970, examining its impact on the local art scene through its activities during the period of nation building and the early years of independence.

Singapore Art Museum
A National Museum and a member institution of the National Heritage Board
71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

Tel:  (65) 6332 3222
Fax: (65) 6334 7919

Museum Hours
Mondays to Sundays: 10am - 7pm
Fridays: 10am - 9pm (free admission on Fridays, 6pm - 9pm)
Free Admission
Public Holidays: Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, International Museum Day, National Day, Deepavali and Christmas.
· NHB Member Schools
· Children below 6 years old
Adult: $3.00
Student (student card to be produced): S$1.50
Senior Citizen (above 60 years): S$1.50
Family Ticket (3 Adults & 2 Children): S$8.00
Discounts for Group of 20 adults or more: S$1.00 off adult admission tickets

Note: As the parking at the Singapore Art Museum is reserved for cars with NHB parking labels only, you may wish to try the following car parks: Waterloo Street, NTUC Income Centre, Queen Street.
Written by:
Micheline Doray