1-For-1 Tix: Futuristic New Exhibition At National Gallery Singapore Full Of Colourful IG-Worthy Moments

1-For-1 Tix: Futuristic New Exhibition At National Gallery Singapore Full Of Colourful IG-Worthy Moments

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By Rachel on 26 Dec 2021
Senior Digital Editor

When one Instagram-worthy exhibit in Singapore ends, another one begins - this seems to be the never-ending cycle of art installations these days, and we can't say we're not loving every bit of it. Although Light To Night Festival 2022 and the pastel rainbow neon structure in the East have ended their runs, there’s more to look forward to with a futuristic new exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore, full of colourful photo-worthy moments. And now's the best time to visit since they're currently having a 1-for-1 ticket promotion over a limited period of time this month!

P.S.: Check out our article on 17 new things to do in March 2022 for more activity ideas this month.

Read on for more on Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now at National Gallery Singapore!

Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now at National Gallery Singapore
Photo from National Gallery Singapore

It’s hard to describe Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now in a single sentence; Simply calling it an “art installation” doesn’t do it justice, for this multi medium exhibition features video sculptures, fast-paced light projections, and a flurry of colour and sound to fully engage the senses.

Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now at National Gallery Singapore
Photo from @99.08.12_ via Instagram

The South Korean artist’s exhibition has toured prestigious museums such as the SFMOMA in San Francisco and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others. We Lion City dwellers are hella lucky, for this is the last leg of its tour - and its only stop in Southeast Asia.

Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now at National Gallery Singapore
Photo from SFMOMA

Arguably the biggest highlight of the exhibition is a video installation titled “Sistine Chapel” - a highly-acclaimed piece that stole the limelight at the Venice Biennale. Interestingly, this installation was first created in 1993 - using technology that was way ahead of its time - and remade earlier on in 2021 with a modern update.

Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now at National Gallery Singapore
Photo from National Gallery Singapore

Be prepared for a multisensory “buffet” of sorts, with audio reverberating across the room interspersed with periods of intermittent silence. As this goes on, a series of vibrant projections will be cast onto the four walls of the room, keeping you enthralled every second.

Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now at National Gallery Singapore
Photo from @99.08.12_ via Instagram

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While there, you can try getting creative with your own shadow art as the various hues of the rainbow dance all around you.

Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now at National Gallery Singapore
Photo from Andria Lo for Nam June Paik

While impressive on its own, “Sistine Chapel” is only but a facet of Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now. Other creations to check out include an endearing robot made from old electronics like DVD players, a flickering candle in a TV set meant to inspire meditation, and interactive elements that allow you to play with sound.

Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now at National Gallery Singapore
Photo from @99.08.12_ via Instagram

Amidst all the photo-taking for Instagram, pause for a while to read the descriptions of each station to find out more about the artist’s thought process - you'll be surprised by what you might discover.

Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now at National Gallery Singapore
Photo from National Gallery Singapore

Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now is a ticketed exhibition that’s open from now till 27 March 2022. Tickets are going at a special 1-for-1 pricing from now till 14 March, so instead of paying $15 per person for a local Adult tickets, you'll be forking out just $7.50 each - that's cheaper than a movie!

Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now
Date: Until 27 March 2022
Location: National Gallery Singapore
Price: U.P. $15 for Singaporeans and PRs. Get your tickets here.
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