By Art Science Museum Singapore and Floating Utopias Foundation
The Transformative Power of Inflatable Art
25 May 2019 – 29 Sep 2019
Art Science Musuem
Ever since the first hot-air balloon ascended into the skies in the 18th century, inflatable objects have inspired the public's imagination, generating utopian dreams of castles in the sky, floating laboratories, and cloud cities. With the invention of the hot air balloon, humanity was able to leave the confines of the ground for the first time and experience the Earth from above. The exhibition explores how this pivotal invention shaped the way we understand the world and our place in it.
Floating Utopias is a playful and poetic exhibition that explores the social history of inflatable objects, showing how they have been used in art, architecture and social activism over the decades.
Discover over 40 artworks by more than 15 international and local artists including Ant Farm, Tools for Action, Eventstructure Research Group, Anna Hoetjes, Luke Jerram, Franco Mazzucchelli, Ahmet Öǧüt, Marco Barotti, Tomás Saraceno, Graham Stevens, The Yes Men and UFO. The impressive impact of inflatable objects will be conveyed through eight large-scale air-filled sculptures which will be suspended in the galleries, creating a series of dramatic spectacles along the route of the show.
Floating Utopias is organized by ArtScience Museum and Floating Utopias Foundation in collaboration with the neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst and it will be the first exhibition on inflatable art to be seen in Singapore and in South East Asia.
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