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Exhibition of the EOS Art Projects at the Singapore Art Museum

16 Mar 2014

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) unveils on March 21st the exhibition UNEARTHED: The EOS Art Projects at 8Q. The show presents the six contemporary art projects inspired by Earth science developed by the seven artists working in Singapore and the Asian region who participated in the EOS Artists Residencies from 2010 to 2013. The show complements the UNEARTHED show, which offers an insight into how artists living in Singapore's urban environment view and respond to the natural world.

"The EOS is not only a world class institute that conducts research in natural hazards with a focus on Southeast Asia, but is also the only earth science research centre in the world with an art residency programme. We have always believed that art can help us improve our relationship with the natural world. Art is also central to the process of change-making” says Director Kerry Sieh.

By opening up new interdisciplinary connections, these creative works by the seven artists point to the diverse ways in which human society interacts with the natural environment, and how much we are all affected by both natural and man-made environmental disasters.

EOS has produced on this occasion a new publication on art inspired by Earth sciences, “The EOS Art Projects 2010-2013”. This 93-page full-coloured book edited by Isaac Kerlow will be launched at the upcoming UNEARTHED exhibition.

“We are proud to produce this book and contribute to the Singapore Art Museum’s UNEARTHED exhibition. The book shares some of the thought processes and experiences that came out of the artists’ interactions and conversations with our earth scientists during their residencies” Prof Kerry Sieh added.

The UNEARTHED exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum and SAM at 8Q will be held from March 21st to July 6th 2014.