SAM Has Newly Commissioned Artworks By Local Artists Including A Mahjong Mural For Photo Ops

SAM Has Newly Commissioned Artworks By Local Artists Including A Mahjong Mural For Photo Ops

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By Wei Yin on 31 Aug 2021
Digital Editor

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has two newly commissioned artworks conveying the artists' thoughts and hopes for the future, and one of them is a mahjong mural that Singaporeans will surely love!

The artworks are displayed on the hoardings of SAM's heritage buildings as they seek to infuse art into life, so keep a lookout for them if you pass by.

Read on to find out more!

Kray Chen, When the odd ones out get in 

Singapore Art Museum mahjong muralPhoto from Singapore Art Museum

SAM brings art into our streets exploring themes relatable to everyday Singaporeans, and since mahjong is a household social activity, what better way to do so than to feature Kray Chen's When the odd ones out get in?

The artwork depicts a legendary winning hand in mahjong, known as "Thirteen Wonders", which is made up of the 13 least versatile and most discarded tiles.

Singapore Art Museum Kray ChenPhoto from Singapore Art Museum

This rare combination is made up of Wind, Dragon, Warrior, and Lone tiles - a demonstration of solidarity and the power of coming together for the better. When the odd ones out get in explores the concept of chance and randomness in situations that often seem beyond our control.

Singapore Art Museum Kray Chen mahjong tilesPhoto from Singapore Art Museum

Haven't had a chance to achieve Thirteen Wonders in your mahjong games? Perhaps visiting this installation will give you some huat, and remind you that showing resolve in taking chances will help you to achieve a more beautiful win.

Singapore Art Museum Kray Chen hoarding close upPhoto from Singapore Art Museum

Location: SAM hoarding along Bras Basah Road

Sam Lo, OUR FUTURE IS IN(CON)CLUSIVE

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Singapore Art Museum Sam Lo artPhoto from Singapore Art Museum

The OUR FUTURE IS IN(CON)CLUSIVE mural conveys Sam Lo's hopes for what the museum of the future may bring, featuring vibrant motifs that symbolise a diverse range of communities in Singapore.

Singapore Art Museum Sam Lo art mural with bright coloursPhoto from Singapore Art Museum

The bright colours and eye-catching patterns are hard to miss, and are perfect as a backdrop for your Instagram photos!

Singapore Art Museum Sam Lo art with stickersPhoto from Singapore Art Museum

You can also obliterate the "CON" in the statement with limited edition stickers designed by Sam Lo. This is a thought-provoking move to show that the future may be uncertain, but the power to shape it lies in our hands. Stickers can be redeemed at the Queen Street hoarding till 12 September 2021, 12–2pm and 4–6pm.

Singapore Art Museum hoarding with stickersPhoto from Singapore Art Museum

Location: SAM hoarding along Queen Street

The hoardings are available for viewing till 6 February 2022, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip down!

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