We check out what’s happening in the art scene this month. New galleries, exhibition openings and museums as well as art shows and events ripe for you to explore!
Until 11 September, the recently revamped Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) presents Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour, an exhibition that focuses on the history and spread of Christian art in Asia from the 13th to the 20th century.
In addition to pieces from the ACM collection, over 150 items from museums and private collections in Portugal, Italy, France, Hong Kong and the Philippines are on display, including artefacts from the Musée du Louvre.
Visitors can see a variety of artworks with different adaptations of well-established Christian themes, as interpreted by local artists, often blending European Christian subjects with local motifs.
Until 30 September, catch the White on Black exhibition at Partners & Mucciaccia, featuring works by Italian sculptor and painter Oliviero Rainaldi, known for his focus on human figures depicted in a simple style and flowing lines.
These works were most recently showcased at Oliviero’s Twins collection at Petronas Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and his Echos exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai in 2015.
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If you’re visiting National Gallery Singapore, head to the Roof Garden Gallery to take a look at the new Totem sculpture by Singaporean artist Chun Kai Feng, inspired by the concrete benches commonly seen around HBD estates – it’ll be there until September.
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