Art Gardens 2013 – Singapore Art Museum

Art Gardens 2013 – Singapore Art Museum

Fuman Art in collaboration with Singapore Art Museum, presents multimedia French artist Stephane Blanquet’s installation titledGlossy Dreams in Depths”. This exhibition was held from 17th May 2013 – 1st September 2013 in conjunction with Art Garden and Children’s Season 2013. The installation enables audience to explore the feelings of being confronted with unfamiliar and even frightening situations, and being able to overcome them. It starts off innocently enough in a child’s bedroom. However, the bed swivels 180 degrees on a turnstile to transport them instantly to another world. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART MUSEUMStephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 2Through the use of 3D images, 3D wallpaper (you have to don the 3D glasses provided for full effect) and holographic images, visitors are thrown into a world inspired by nightmares and bad dreams. However, as visitors make their way along the installation, there is a gradual unveiling of the senses, metaphorically representing how fears can be overcome and conquered. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 3 The bed turns into the other room. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 4Into the 2nd room, filled with 3D images. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 5The 3D room, with 3D wall paper, images, and TV. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 8The view from the 3rd room. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 11The nightmarish room. A pinata hangs over the box. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 9The magical wall whereby each ” cave ” holds an object created by the artist. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 7This is one of the highlight in the exhibition. This 2.8m tall object is known as ” Black Mamba ”. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 12 The view from the end of the 3rd room. Several hologram lenticular prints are displayed on the wall. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 13The exit of the nightmarish room, back into the ” real world ” (or is it the other way?) Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 14In the waiting room. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 21The activity room where children, parents, friends can have fun with some handicraft that the artist has prepared. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 20The explanation of the artist’s idea of the Glossy dreams in depths. Other objects: Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 17 Furniture designed by the artist. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 18” Betty hairy honey ” is a toy designed by the artist and produced by Lulubell Japan in 2010 Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 19 A pinata designed by the artist and produced in Mexico. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 16 Toy books made by the artist. Stephane Blanquet - Art Gardens 2013 - SINGAPORE ART  MUSEUM 15The ” Happy Pinata ” and shelf produced by the artist. Pinata was made in Mexico while the furniture was made in Malaysia.

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