ArtScience Museum has introduced its latest programme, ArtScience on Screen, as part of the museum’s ongoing strategy to produce and curate content for its permanent galleries. This new free programme is the latest addition to a series of avant-garde and cutting-edge programming at ArtScience Museum, which aims to further explore the interrelationship between art, science and technology.
ArtScience on Screen forms the backbone of the museum’s dedicated film programming, and is part of Marina Bay Sands’ ongoing commitment to the local and international film culture and community. The programme comprises screenings of a diverse selection of contemporary motion pictures, ranging from artists’ moving image works, feature-length films, multi-screen presentations, documentaries and essay films. The programme has been specially curated to engage a wide range of audiences, and aims to inspire participants to discover art and science through the lens of the camera.
In addition to screenings, Level 4 of ArtScience Museum will also host regular press conferences, dialogue sessions and masterclasses with acclaimed filmmakers and artists. From 1 – 4 December, an exclusive series of “In Conversation With” sessions with prominent film directors and actors will be conducted in conjunction with this year’s 26th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF). The dialogue sessions feature acclaimed film directors and cast from this year’s Special Presentation films such as Singaporean director Eric Khoo and Korean actor Choi Woo Shik from In the Room, as well as film director Matthew Brown and British star Dev Patel from The Man Who Knew Infinity.
“Since its inception, ArtScience Museum has sought to bring together the arts and the sciences, as a way of inspiring creativity and critical thinking. We are thrilled to be able to sharpen our vision with the launch of ArtScience on Screen. This major new creative programme is a platform for both local and international artists to showcase their artistic works. Through ArtScience on Screen, we will show our support for the local film industry, and for artists working in Singapore and beyond, within the medium of moving image. It is an important time for us, as ArtScience on Screen is also a major step forward in our plans to refresh our permanent galleries,” said Ms. Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum. “We are developing our permanent galleries in stages, and will have more exciting news to share in the coming months.”
Kicking off ArtScience on Screen is an award-winning documentary by Mark Levinson, Particle Fever. The film is screened in conjunction with the recently opened Collider exhibition, which transports visitors into the world of particle physics at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) buried underground in Geneva. This deeply engaging and moving documentary follows the ups and downs of six CERN scientists during the preparation and launch of the biggest experiment in history – the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The launch programme for ArtScience on Screen is as follows:
For more information on ArtScience on Screen, please visit www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum.