From images of deep sea adventures to book illustrations come to life, we highlight some fascinating art exhibitions hitting Singapore this June.
The Little Prince in the Dark @ Alliance Française de Singapour
Until 20 June 2015
Inspired by the original watercolour illustrations of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s internationally renowned novella, ‘The Little Prince’, French visual artist Arnaud Nazare-Aga – in collaboration with the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation – presents ‘The Little Prince in the Dark’. Part of the Voilah! French festival, the exhibition brings the illustrations to life through the senses of touch and hearing. The 12 all-white sculptures are presented in the dark. Visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in the world of The Little Prince by touching the art pieces while audio excerpts from the book are played. Several languages will be available including English, French and Chinese.
First published in 1943, ‘The Little Prince’ is the most-read and third-most-translated book in the world, and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France; available in more than 250 languages and dialects, and selling around two million copies annually, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published – a sweet yet somewhat sombre fable meant for children and adults alike. For more information click here.
The Deep @ ArtScience Museum
6 June – 18 October 2015
Though the deep sea is Earth’s largest reservoir of life, it remains mostly uncharted by humans, with only five percent of the sea-floor having been explored thus far – that’s less than the surface of the moon!In the ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘The Deep’, visitors can see one of the largest collections of deep-sea animals ever displayed, made possible by French explorer, Claire Nouvian, who spent the past 11 years working on it.
The exhibition features more than 40 preserved, rare specimens, accompanied by film footage and images of sea fauna, living fossils and bioluminescent creatures, many of which have been photographed recently for the very first time. Whether you’re a dive fanatic or simply interested in sea life and nature, you’ll surely love this journey through the oceanic depths to learn about the complexities of deep-sea life, and the need to protect the fragile and largely unknown world underwater. For more information click here.
This story first appeared in Expat Living’s June 2015 issue.