SLITHERING CHARMS

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Culture -

A myth­i­cal sym­bol across cen­turies, the al­lure of the ser­pent has been an un­de­ni­able one. Snaking its way to Sin­ga­pore, the ‘Ser­pen­tiForm’ ex­hi­bi­tion cel­e­brates the many cre­ative forms of the snake, eclec­ti­cally pre­sented by Bul­gari through its be­jew­elled bracelet watches since the 1940s. Aside from the time­less jew­els, the spirit of the ser­pent is also hon­oured through a host of artis­tic medi­ums from the East and the West, with iconic art­works by Joan Miró and Keith Har­ing, as well as pho­to­graphs by Robert Map­plethorpe and Hel­mut New­ton. Pop art meets provoca­tive fan­tasy as this pow­er­ful jour­ney ex­plores the topic of dress­ing, brought to life with cos­tumes from Bul­gari’s ar­chives. Un­til Oc­to­ber 15 at ArtS­cience Mu­seum, Sin­ga­pore. www.marin­abaysands.com/mu­seum

Teach­ing of the Snakes I, 2011, Kiki Smith

Work­ing Process, 2015, Wu Jian’an

USA 19-82, 1982, Keith Har­ing

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