Feast your eyes on gorgeous sculptures, ceramics and ballet costumes

In spite of the return to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), art galleries and museums in Singapore are still allowed to remain open—operating at a limited capacity, of course. So feel free to pair up and head out for safe yet inspirational art experiences thanks to the following new and exciting exhibitions which have just opened in town.

Dance: A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev (Jul 15-Sep 15)

(Credit: Arron Teo Art-Photography)

Alliance Francaise de Singapour is paying homage to one of the most illustrious names in dance by unveiling their latest exhibition, Dance: A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev. Happening now till Sep 15, the showcase is part of the ongoing French Excellence programme, and will showcase 14 striking costumes from Nureyev’s ballets, as seen in world-famous performances at iconic destinations including Paris Opera House. But besides the beautiful garments, locals can also look forward to viewing 49 unpublished photographs and participating in a series of talks and workshops that celebrate the King of Dance plus the evolution of ballet.

More on the exhibition here.

reTHINGing Materiality (Jul 16-Aug 22)


A capsule exhibition co-organised by NAFA and the Sculpture Society Singapore (SSS) has just premiered, to focus on the unique theme of materiality. Offering a slew of abstract sculptures, ceramics, new media works and installations, the diverse showcase aims to spotlight new ways of thinking about the importance of physical experience in the appreciation of sculptural or 3D art and their makers’ outcomes.

Highlights of the exhibition include V for Vague, V for Vogue, W for Vague Vogue by Yeo Chee Kiong, a piece of sculpture and publication which poses questions about what it means to perform topical research; Eat my Smelly Flowers by Subashri Sankarasubramanian that explores still life; as well as Geo-Palmistry by Chen Yanyi, a collection that documents the artist’s memories and personal experiences.

More on the exhibition here.

Mimesis (Jul 23-Aug 21)


Expect to witness some of the most elegant, intricate pieces of art at Mulan Gallery’s upcoming presentation, Mimesis. Opening Jul 23 at its premises along Armenian Street, the group showcase displays works by six contemporary Japanese ceramicists, including Chikako Inaba, Sayaka Shingu, Yu Tanaka and Yuri Takemura. With original creations that portray natural scenery and inorganic objects, the exhibition inspired by Aristotle’s views of perfection and imitation of nature will inspire and transcend the many boundaries of art.

More on the exhibition here.