People love art fairs for the immersive and enriching experience they offer. These events serve as vibrant hubs where diverse forms of artistic expression converge, providing attendees with a sensory feast of visual delights. Southeast Asia’s largest art fair, ART SG, is back for the second time and The Hour Glass will be collaborating with MB&F to present seven Endless Movement artworks by Ukrainian artist duo Smith & Winken.
Continuing its multi-year sponsorship of the fair, the watch specialist introduces a glimpse of the MB&F Lab, an extension of MB&F’s M.A.D.Gallery, which initially debuted in Singapore’s Raffles Hotel. Seven of the 20 limited-edition kinetic sculptures from the Endless Movement collection have been chosen for display. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the captivating world of the fourth dimension.
“As one of the world’s leading cities of the 21st century, Singapore’s position in the art scene continues its rise to prominence. ART SG adds positively to this initiative and, for a second year running, The Hour Glass commits to supporting this world-class fair. Together with MB&F Lab, we take immense pride in expanding the conversation surrounding kinetic art by exhibiting for the first time in Asia, the works of Smith & Winken. The artistic duo will be presenting several bionic sculptures at The Hour Glass booth at ART SG,” says Michael Tay, group managing director of The Hour Glass.
Since 1979, The Hour Glass has consistently explored new avenues that bridge the realm of watchmaking with the vibrant universe of contemporary visual arts and design. Demonstrating its enduring commitment as champions of culture and the arts, The Hour Glass has integrated prominent artworks in its corporate offices and boutiques, engaging in bespoke collaborations with esteemed international artists.
A significant milestone in 2019 was the landmark exhibition Then Now Beyond, organised in celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary. It featured specially commissioned works by renowned artists and designers, including Daniel Arsham, nendo and Marc Newson. Embracing a forward-looking approach, The Hour Glass also showcased emerging Malaysian talent Jun Ong as the featured artist at the inaugural edition of ART SG in Jan, 2023.
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'Endless Movement' will be on display at Basement 2, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, and is open to all ART SG visitors. For more information, visit artsg.com.
This article first appeared on Jan 8, 2024 in The Edge Malaysia.