ways of seeing

Silver Installation at the Asian Civilisations Museum

On a cool balmy January evening earlier this year, Loving Husband and I found ourselves along the Singapore River, one of our favourite evening run routes. To our delight, we encountered Ways of Seeing, a collaboration by Faye Lim, Finbarr Fallon, Fiona Tan & Randy Chan

Ways of Seeing (2021) is a larger than life ‘telescope’ positioned to face and pay homage to the Singapore River. An important site of exchange, the River serves as a silent witness to the progress, constant flux and evolution of Singapore’s past, present and future. Visitors are invited to peer in, walk into or rest under the structure to view their surroundings through new frames. In this unprecedented times of Covid-19 and safe distancing, the telescope motif takes on an additional layer of reading- the metaphorical act of viewing, observing and savouring of experiences from afar.”

Fiona Tan

This silver installation was commissioned and placed on the lawn of the Asian Civilisations Museum as part of the Light to Night Festival in January this year.

This post is my contribution to Life in Colour: Silver hosted by Jude at TravelWords

22 Comments

    1. It was quite a lovely sculpture – and I love it when they are placed outdoors; so they get to interact with the environment!

      Just went to the ACM today to see a Japanese woodblock print exhibition – it was quite dramatic and wonderfully curated!

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  1. Eye-catching photos Ju-Lyn. That’s an impressive sculpture and I think, a great prop for differnt perspectives. I bet you could do another visit and get a set of totally different pictures!

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  2. Dear Ju-Lyn, thank you for taking us here. I love how modern art invites us to invent our own narrative, and at the same time how important the artist’s words are. Writing becomes part of their medium! I agree with other commenters: your photos are wonderful, especially the first.

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    1. Thank you for the encouraging & generous words, and for enjoying this experience with me. Art is a wonderful medium to communicate ideas & feelings – I particularly enjoy outdoor art as I love how it interacts with its surroundings.

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  3. Sometimes these modern art installations leave me cold or confused, but this is rather interesting and I like the idea of viewing surroundings from different perspectives. And the last sentence is brilliant.

    “In this unprecedented times of Covid-19 and safe distancing, the telescope motif takes on an additional layer of reading- the metaphorical act of viewing, observing and savouring of experiences from afar.ā€

    Always a delight to visit you Ju-Lyn
    xx

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    1. Appreciate your honest assessment & response to modern art – I have to admit that often I am left wondering. I do love outdoor sculptures & how they interact with the environment & their surroundings.

      And I agree – that last sentence is my favourite too!

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