Visual Arts
Esplanade Presents

Visual Arts

Importing the transient nature of the performing arts to the exhibiting of visual arts, our visual arts presentations generate a sense of dynamism through a constant change of exhibitions, located in the unusual spaces offered by Esplanade's unique architecture, and centered on four themes a year. Featuring international and regional artists, the focus on contemporary Singapore and Asian artistic expressions gives a visual dimension to the centre's performing arts events and festivals.


Go-Between (Jul – Oct 2017)

In a constantly transforming world, an individual’s body and lived experience expresses and depicts change in the most real and immediate of ways. The body is thus a true go-between: an emissary between worlds, and an intermediary that links different states of being. In four exhibitions across Esplanade, artists from Singapore and the region explore philosophical ideas of correlation and process, as well as connections between local contexts, global histories, and the complexities of memory.

In 2017, Esplanade’s Visual Arts programmes centre on the theme of “the body” as a way to understand identity, relationality, community and the self.


Upcoming Public Talks

Join the artists and curators of Go-Between as they speak about their work and practice in this series of talks organised around the themes of the exhibitions.

Artist Talk: Sarker Protick and Munem Wasif (Bangladesh) for Bengal Divided
14 Jul 2017, Fri, 7 – 8.30pm
Jendela (Visual Arts Space)

Artist Talk: Arin Rungjang (Thailand) for Abode of Dignity
14 Jul 2017, Fri, 8.30 – 9.30pm
Jendela (Visual Arts Space)

Artist Talk: Vertical Submarine (Singapore) for Table for 2 is 4… Before the Big Bang
23 Sep 2017, Sat, 3 – 4pm
Jendela (Visual Arts Space)

Artist Talk: Adeline Tan and Chris Chai (Singapore) for Voyager
7 Oct 2017, Sat, 3 – 4pm
Jendela (Visual Arts Space)


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