SINGAPORE - A new permanent art installation adorned with more than 14,000 Swarovski crystals will open to the public at the National Museum of Singapore on Thursday (Dec 1).
Wings Of A Rich Manoeuvre, designed by local artist Suzann Victor, is located above the museum's second-storey bridge. It comprises eight stainless steel chandeliers that move through magnet-propelled patterns in the shape of legendary creatures like a dragon.
The installation will be in motion from 10am to 7pm daily. Coloured LED lights on the structure are switched on after sundown, and visitors will be able to control the lights using a touchscreen kiosk.
Museum director Angelita Teo said in a statement: "Victor's work marries art and engineering and links the museum's original 19th-century colonial building with our modern glass wing, as a response to this space where history, culture and art converge."
The artwork took two years to create and is based on an earlier project by Victor, Contours Of A Rich Manoeuvre, which was commissioned for the museum's 2006 re-opening.
The previous installation, a favourite with visitors, comprised eight red glass chandeliers which were also choreographed to swing daily.