Hour At The Museum: iPreciation's Envision: Sculptures@The Garden City exhibition

Forest Of Stone Steles - Story Of Solar Calendar (2015).
Forest Of Stone Steles - Story Of Solar Calendar (2015).PHOTOS: IPRECIATION

Art has taken hold of the Civic District with iPreciation's Envision: Sculptures@The Garden City exhibition, an outdoor showcase of the works of 11 artists from Singapore and Asia. Stroll from the Arts House Lawn to Marina Bay Boulevard to take in the works, which offer ruminations on nature and man's relationship with his surroundings.

FOREST OF STONE STELES - STORY OF SOLAR CALENDAR (2015)

By Gu Wenda

Stone and ink, various sizes, from 1.5 to 2.2m

Location: Asian Civilisations Museum Green

This piece, made up of 24 stones, took the Shanghai-born artist more than 20 years to realise, and is inspired by philosophical theories of the celestial universe. The rocks from the bottom of the sea are inscribed with calligraphic Chinese characters that refer to solar terms.

O WHAT A FLOWER (2015)

By Baet Yeok Kuan

Colten steel, 225x80x70cm

Location: Asian Civilisations Museum Green

The Singapore sculptor used colten steel, moving away from conventional fine art sculpture materials such as bronze and stainless steel, in this work.

ARTIFICIAL ROCK NO. 133 (2007)

  • WHERE: Along the Singapore River area, from The Arts House to Marina Bay Boulevard, near the City Gallery

    MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall

    WHEN: Till April 15

    ADMISSION: Free

    INFO: www.ipreciation .com/envision/

By Zhan Wang

Stainless steel, 184x180x140cm

Location: Arts House Lawn

The Beijing-born artist, who is well known for his replicas of rocks and boulders, interrogates authenticity: Is it man-made or natural?

LOCAL MYNAS (2015)

By Lim Soo Ngee

Painted bronze, various sizes

Location: Empress Place Lawn

The rise of the Javan Myna in the last three decades has seen the population of the native Myna species dip. The artist aims to raise awareness of how external factors may impact animal population.

ROAD TO FIFTY (2015)

By Kumari Nahappan

Painted fibreglass, 59x61x44cm each

Location: Empress Place Lawn

The artist has been collecting saga seeds since she was a child and references them in her work. The vivid red seeds symbolise a rich range of emotions, including love, passion and anger.

HEHE, XIEXIE (2010)

By Zhang Huan

Stainless steel, 100x70x63cm

Location: Clifford Square, near Fullerton Bay Hotel

Two sitting pandas embody ideals of optimism and harmony. The China artist is influenced by Buddhist teachings and hopes to inspire people to be at peace with themselves.

ARMOR FOR CHANGE (2015)

By Sri Astari Rasjid

Aluminium, 250x168x100cm

Location: Fullerton Bay Hotel

The Jakarta-born artist weaves into her art her experience as a modern woman brought up in Javanese culture. She challenges the concept of a woman's place in society with the use of the kebaya, the national costume of women in Indonesia, and turns the outfit into armour.

Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2016, with the headline 'Hour At The Museum'. Print Edition | Subscribe