ICYMI: Our top 5 stories
As the year comes to a close, The A List takes a moment to look back on our top five articles of the year – stories that delighted, amused and moved. If you missed any of them, don’t let history repeat itself. If you enjoyed them, don’t forget to share the stories, and subscribe to get more eye candy in the new year.
Baring skins, scars and personal stories
Artist Chen Yanyun showed us how something as commonplace as scars can become contemporary art. Her personal story here.
Olafur Eliasson’s Room for one colour in the exhibition Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. at the National Gallery Singapore. (Photo: Claudio Chock)
The art of keeping it simple
The exhibition, Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. at the National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum features more than 150 works of art. We sum it up for you here in 14 images and five sentences; it’s our minimalist, millennialist take on the blockbuster show.
Photographer André Kertész’s work, August 13, 1979, in the National Museum of Singapore’s exhibition, In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology. (Photo: National Museum of Singapore)
Instagram: the digital Polaroid
Before the duck-faced selfies and the grainy, vintage filters of Instagram, there was Polaroid – instant photography that allowed people to memorialise a moment. Learn more about the story of Polaroid here in our preview of the exhibition, In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology, at the National Museum of Singapore.
Model of the automatic servant of Philon, from the 3rd century B.C. (Photo: Eleni Sardi)
Ancient automation that’s as good as new
Water urns that work together as an alarm clock, and a robot sommelier that pours wine when a cup is placed in its palm – these ancient Greek inventions can feel as fresh as yesterday. Find out more about the origins of modern technology here.
Artist Justin Lee’s art installation, Game of Life, at The Esplanade. (Photo: Claudio Chock)
Game of life and chess
Artist Justin Lee’s installation, Game of Life, at the Esplanade invites viewers to consider how their daily lives might be like a game of chess. Go here for his insightful thoughts about life and games.