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Upcoming Events

2219 Conversations

3 events over 2 days, 22-23 November 2019

The 2219 Conversations programme includes a series of lively, intimate talks bringing together practitioners who will discuss speculative art-making, generative design and critical theory. The programme intends to open up conversations about possible futures and alternative histories.

2219 Conversations: John Akomfrah

Friday, 22 November | 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

This intimate fireside conversation will focus on the ideas raised by one of the key protagonists of 2219: Futures Imagined, the acclaimed artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah (UK). John Akomfrah will introduce his iconic work, Purple and the environmental issues which motivated it.

Purple is an immersive six-channel video installation. John draws from hundreds of hours of archival footage, combining it with newly shot film and a hypnotic sound score to address themes related to the implications of climate change across the planet and its effects on human communities, biodiversity, and the wilderness.

John's talk will be followed by a panel discussion which will explore why the climate crisis has become such a major topic for contemporary art practice.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details. 

Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis, limited to capacity.

ArtScience Museum John Akomfrah

2219 Opening Conversations

Saturday, 23 November | 11am – 1pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

As part of the opening programme of 2219: Futures Imagined, exhibiting artists, strategical futurists and others will present their works and explore the role of art in looking ahead to what the future holds for us.

Speakers include:

  • Alvin Pang (Singapore), Writer, who will introduce the idea behind 2219: Futures Imagined
  • Finbarr Fallon (Singapore/UK), Architect, who will speak about his work, Subterranean Singapore 2065
  • Lisa Park (South Korea/USA), Artist, who will speak about her work, Blooming
  • Chor Pharn Lee (Singapore), Futurist, who will talk about what a ‘futurist’ does and what scenario planning is
  • Scott Smith (Netherlands/USA), Futurist, who will give a talk on why 'experiential futures' matter
  •  Honor Harger (NZ/Singapore), Curator, moderator

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details. 

Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis, limited to capacity.

2219 In-Gallery Conversations

Saturday, 23 November | 2pm – 3pm
2219: Futures Imagined exhibition, Basement 2 galleries

The 2219 In-Gallery Conversations will take the form of an informal guided tour, with special appearances from four of the exhibiting artists who will offer first-hand introductions to their practices.

Artists include:

  • Jon Ardern (Superflux) – introduction to Mitigation of Shock (Singapore edition)
  • Finbarr Fallon – introduction to Subterranean Singapore 2065
  • Songyu Bao – introduction to Museum of Marine Life 2119
  • Adeline Kueh – introduction to Everything but Gold
  • Nina Ernst – moderator

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details. 

2219 In-Gallery Conversations is complimentary to exhibition ticket holders.

ArtScience Museum Conversations

Past Event

AdrienM and ClaireB


31 October, Thursday | 7.30pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

The Adrien M & Claire B Company creates performances and exhibitions that playfully blend reality and virtuality. Meet the founding members Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot as they discuss the diverse ways in which a project takes shape within their studio.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details.

Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

A programme part of Voilah! France Singapore Festival.