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Touch, feel, smell artworks

A new exhibition offers visitors a multi-sensory experience

Published on Jul 31, 2014 5:52 PM
 

A new exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum encourages visitors to get touchy- feely with artworks.

Sensorium 360°: Contemporary Art And The Sensed World, opens today. The three-month-long show offers a multi-sensory experience with a range of artworks that appeal to the various senses.

The idea behind many of the artworks is to look at different ways of feeling, experiencing and seeing the world around us. A quarter of the works by 11 artists - mostly from Asia - are newly commissioned and are complemented by others that have been adapted or expanded for the show.

Some of these, including photographic works by Singapore artist Lavender Chang, will evolve during the show. New photographs developed during the course of the exhibition will be added to a blank wall.

 
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SENSORIUM 360°: CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE SENSED WORLD

Where: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road

When: Today till Oct 22, 10am to 7pm (Monday to Sunday), Open till 9pm on Friday

Admission: $10 (free admission for Singaporeans and children under six years) Info: Go to singaporeartmuseum.sg


TOUR AND WORKSHOPS

SENSORIUM 360° CURATOR TOUR

The museum's senior curator and co-curator of this exhibition Joyce Toh takes you on an immersive tour that encourages you to the "see" the world - through other senses such as touch, taste, smell, sound as well as balance, movement and time.

Where: Singapore Art Museum (meet at lobby)

When: Aug 6, 7.30 to 8.30pm; Sept 19, 20, 21, 4.30 to 5.30pm

Admission: $15, tickets available at Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and Sistic (go to sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)

AWAKENING THE SENSES - OF HERBS, SPICES AND ROOTS

Learn how to handle herbs, spices and roots, and how to use them to create mocktails. Workshop conducted by BarSmiths, a specialist in bartending and mixology. Get an insight into how our olfactory and gustatory senses work both independently and together to enable us to enjoy the food and drinks we consume.

Where: Singapore Art Museum (meet at lobby)

When: Aug 8, 7 to 8.30pm

Admission: $20, tickets from SAM and Sistic

THE COLOURS OF TEA

Participants will get to taste teas from six different tea-growing regions in the world. Workshop conducted by Pekoe & Imp, which has held tea-tasting sessions since 2011.

Where: Singapore Art Museum (meet at lobby)

When: Sept 13, 1.30 to 2.30pm, 3.30 to 4.30pm

Admission: $20, tickets from SAM and Sistic

TASTE OF PERFUME

Did you know that certain scents are edible? Learn about different perfume ingredients and how they affect the human body. Participants will also get to taste various types of edible perfume. This workshop is conducted by Prachi Saini from Je T'aime Perfumery, who has been conducting perfumery workshops since 2006.

Where: Singapore Art Museum (meet at lobby)

When: Sept 27, 2 to 3.30pm

Admission: $20, tickets from SAM and Sistic

CREATING AND READING BRAILLE

Gain an understanding of this technique through a customised braille-reading workshop conducted by visually-impaired facilitators from the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped. After a basic introduction to braille, participants can create messages using braille writing frames.

Where: Singapore Art Museum (meet at lobby)

When: Sept 28, 2 to 3.30pm

Admission: $20, tickets from SAM and Sistic. All proceeds from this workshop will be donated to the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped

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