French flair with lights

The National Museum of Singapore is showcasing artworks with a touch of French flair .

Yesterday, visitors to the museum got a preview of the exhibition What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible.

It features a selection of art from the French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art and comprises 34 works by 32 French and international artists.

Among the works on display are Philippe Decrauzat's After DM (far left), a mural of circular swirls and pulses of the strobe effect.

Also featured is Claude Leveque's Plus de lumiere (right), a circular assembly of light bulbs. Above his work is Edith Dekyndt's Major Tom, a floating orb that moves according to varying atmospheric conditions.

The exhibition, a parallel project of the Singapore Biennale 2016, takes inspiration from a 2008 artwork of the same title by French artist Julien Discrit.

The exhibition opens to the public on Friday and runs until Feb 19 next year. It is at the museum's basement exhibition gallery and is open from 10am to 7pm, except on Thursdays, when it opens at 1pm.

Admission is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents, and $4 to $8 for others.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2016, with the headline 'French flair with lights'. Print Edition | Subscribe