Probably no one would have thought that a private museum – The Parkview Museum would be residing in a hotel-like building of Parkview Square. Imagine the thrill of exploring a place not quite known to the public.
With the 4th exhibition stop in Singapore from 9 Mar 2016 to 26 Jun 2017 (currently in Hong Kong), 3 Singaporean artists were invited to take part in the exhibition that received positive response.
As the title of the exhibition had suggested, the contemporary art pieces ranges from paintings, sculptures, installations, photography and more that revolved around the importance of shark protection and “Say No to Shark Fin” campaign.
A path of sharks on the floor led the way into the entire gallery, which was in bluish hue from the lighting representing the sea. The concept seems pretty simple and straightforward yet these artists could showcase and project their creations through easily relatable artworks. Sharks were the subject while they being in distress and dominated by us humans were the essence.
Probably many have read about the debate regarding sharks fin soup should be taken off from Chinese wedding menus some time back. Many argued that sharks fin soup is compulsory as it has always been part of Chinese tradition while others supports the importance of maintaining the ecological balance of marine life.
Would you still like a bowl of sharks fin soup?
The Parkview Museum Singapore will be open to public free of charge to encourage the integration and appreciation of art in everyday life. As this exhibition “On Sharks and Humanity” is dated back, there would always be other exhibitions showcased as well.
300 x 200 cm
Oil on canvas and propylene
Downward Force on Upward Moving Objects
910 x 300 x 370 cm
Lacquer Paint, Stainless Steel, Plastic, Regular Steel
366 x 162 x 254 cm
513.8 x 163.8 x 60 cm
328 x 183 x 179 cm
Degree of Killing
200 x 260 cm
Oil on Canvas
300 x 180 cm
Mineral oil colour painting on canvas
180 x 140 x 16 cm
Mirror finishes stainless steel, Aluminium