See priceless artworks kept behind locked doors | A List
If your impression of the Central Business District (CBD) is a concrete jungle filled with soulless corporate serfs, this new art trail running over the next week might change your mind.
Organised by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, CapitaLand, and Facebook Singapore as part of the Singapore Art Week (11 to 19 January) celebrations, the trail unlocks doors to priceless works of art tucked away in offices in the CBD.
The guided trail will feature 18 works and here is a sneak peek of three interesting pieces:
Facebook wall mural by Wu Yanrong
A stairwell in Facebook’s office in Marina One will transport you to the Arctic and Antarctic. The magic portal? A wall mural that spans two flights of stairs, which features a mesmerising polar scene, teeming with Arctic and Antarctic wildlife such as narwhals and polar bears. This large-scale mural was painstakingly hand-painted by Singapore artist Wu Yanrong and her expressive brushwork breathes life into the scenery.
Beautiful Singapore by Joseph Klibansky
A dreamy, surreal landscape of Singapore greets visitors to the 30th floor of Capital Tower. The large-scale mixed media collage, Beautiful Singapore, is composed of photographs that Dutch artist Joseph Klibansky took of the city. Commissioned in 2012 by the real estate group CapitaLand, the work is full of iconic Singapore landmarks. Get lost in the detail of the piece and see how many landmarks you can spot.
Song Of The Corals by Ng Yak Whee
Don’t miss this abstract oil painting which hangs in the lobby of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Song Of The Corals by Singapore artist Ng Yak Whee draws its inspiration from nature and it conveys a sense of openness of the ocean.
Details about the CBD Arts Trail here.
(Photos: Facebook APAC, CapitaLand Limited and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre)