The Uni­verse And Art

As­ton­ish­ing works com­mis­sioned from Asian Civil­i­sa­tions Mu­seum dis­played

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From 1 April 2017, vis­i­tors can take off on an artis­tic voy­age through the cos­mos with ArtS­cience Mu­seum's most up­dated ex­hi­bi­tion – The Uni­verse and Art.

The new show weaves a rich con­stel­la­tion of Eastern and West­ern philoso­phies, an­cient and con­tem­po­rary art, and sci­ence and re­li­gion, to in­ves­ti­gate and un­der­stand how hu­man­ity con­tem­plate its pres­ence in the Uni­verse.

This is a col­lab­o­ra­tion ex­hi­bi­tion with

Mori Art Mu­seum of Tokyo and ArtS­cience Mu­seum Sin­ga­pore. Fea­tur­ing over 120 orig­i­nal art­works, sci­en­tific arte­facts and manuscripts, the show will present vi­sions of the Uni­verse from across the globe and through the cen­turies. Other mas­ter­pieces will also be on loan from Sin­ga­pore's very own Asian Civil­i­sa­tions Mu­seum and a newly com­mis­sioned in­stal­la­tion by Bri­tish sculp­tor, Con­rad Shawcross.

The Uni­verse and Art un­folds in four parts. First, it piv­ots on his­tor­i­cal cos­molo­gies from around the world such as re­li­gious art from Bud­dhism, Hindu and Jain tra­di­tions as well as the birth of as­tron­omy as sci­ence, where a re­mark­able col­lec­tion of arte­facts from east and west, in­clud­ing key works by Galileo, Ke­pler and New­ton is shown in Sin­ga­pore for the first time. Sec­ond, new sci­en­tific think­ing is ex­am­ined and pre­sented by con­tem­po­rary artist. Third, it ex­plores the ori­gin of life in the cos­mos through art­works by ma­jor fig­ures such as Hiroshi Sugi­moto and Pa­tri­cia Pic­cinini. Lastly, it pon­ders life in space through the work of his­tor­i­cal pi­o­neers and more con­tem­po­rary artists.

“Hu­man­ity has al­ways looked to art, mythol­ogy and phi­los­o­phy in an at­tempt to fathom the Uni­verse and its mys­ter­ies. The

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