NTU Museum and NTU Library proudly present
A Familiar Forest and Hygge
NTU Museum presents the exhibition, A Familiar Forest by environmental artist Zen Teh. Set in an urban construct, A Familiar Forest is an immersive art installation that replicates the ambience of an unspoilt forest. Taking inspiration from scientific research that has established a close correlation between human wellness and our proximity with nature, this multi-sensory installation with its interdisciplinary blend of art and science is a continued response to humanity's desire for restoration and reconciliation with the natural world. Through her art, which consists of 34 multi-layered images of Singapore's parks and nature reserves, ambient light, sounds and an aromatic scent, Zen reimagines the tranquillity of a forest at night and recreates a meditative journey off-site. The scientific research and healing scent component is by Dr Ching Jianhong, Assistant Professor and Director of the Metabolomics Research facility at Duke-NUS Medical School.
Inspired by 'hygge' [hoo-gah], a Danish word meaning 'a mood of cosiness and comfortable conviviality with a feeling of wellness and contentment, NTU Library creates and brings Hygge into the quiet zone of the Lee Wee Nam Library. A Familiar Forest, the inaugural exhibition, is in complement with the concept of Hygge and the connection of art, nature and humanity's mental well-being.
Immerse in the quiet joy of reflection, contemplation and relaxation in A Familiar Forest at Hygge.
Exhibition Period: 21 January 2021 – 20 January 2022
Venue: Hygge*, Level 5, Lee Wee Nam Library
*Hygge is a no-shoes zone. Please remove your footwear before entering.
Opening Hours (including weekends and PH during semester):
Mon – Fri: 8.30 am to 9.15 pm
Sat: 8.30 am to 4.45 pm
Opening Hours (including weekends and PH during vacation):
Mon – Fri: 8.30 am to 6.45 pm
Sat: 8.30 am to 4.45 pm
<The dialogue session is over.>
Join environmental artist Zen Teh and scientific consultant Dr Ching on 28 January 2021 to learn about the art and science behind A Familiar Forest.
Intersections: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue - the art and science behind "A Familiar Forest
Date: 28 January 2021, Thursday
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: 'The Trantor', Level 2, Lee Wee Nam Library,
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue, North Spine 3, Singapore 639798 and via Zoom.
Media Art Nexus
Digital Art Media
H2100 x L15000 mm
Media Art Nexus or MAN is a community public art project that aims at providing a platform for exhibiting new media digital art created by the multi-disciplinary community of NTU.
Through use of the latest multi-media technologies, which are also integrated into the curriculum and will be taught in the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) class of Associate Professor Ina Conradi, this project aims to explore new terrains to enhance digital interactive media and fine art expressions. Conceived with a vision to showcase interactive artworks, MAN is created to promote interdisciplinary collaborations in art, design, science, medicine and engineering technologies. MAN is a channel for discourse, exchange, participation and novel expression of the NTU community, local and international artists, scientists, researchers, cultural and art institutions. MAN also aims to enhance students' learning experience and vibrancy on campus.
MAN is the second collaborative interdisciplinary project created by NTU Museum and the School of ADM. The digital artworks exhibited are contributed by the NTU Community.
NTU Trees: Upcycled
This exhibition showcases Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) support for earth sustainability initiatives. The upcycling and repurposing of NTU trees that were felled to make way for the facility development on campus was one. NTU Trees: Upcycled tells the story of our journey to repurpose our trees, giving them a new lease of life by turning them into unique, beautiful and functional works of art and objects. It was a journey taken to bring about a revival and renewal of these trees, re- establish its place and relationship with nature and environment, and rekindle its connectivity with the campus community.
A collaborative project between NTU Museum and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, this exhibition gathers together the works of NTU staff, faculty, students and external artists and designers. Through their creativity, experiments and hard work, the trees were transformed into beautiful objects. We hope to raise awareness of the potential uses of our local trees, and be inspired by the possibilities of such endeavour.
Humanity In Medicine
This exhibition celebrates medical efforts in Singapore's past, present and future that have been motivated by empathy and compassion. Here, we highlight groups and individuals who have provided and continue to provide a range of medical services and aid to those in need, driven by their compassion for fellow human beings.
While not all of them are medical professionals, these individuals and groups have organised resources and time to bring healthcare, sometimes as rudimentary as basic check-ups, to those who need but cannot afford it.
Starting from Singapore's medical pioneers that provided basic medical services to the local populace, the exhibition also highlights medical humanitarian efforts in Singapore and abroad in recent years. We hope the work of these groups and individuals will inspire a new generation to follow in their footsteps to bring relief to those in need.
Confluences: Intertwining Art & Science
Once deemed diametrically opposed, art is now increasing conjoined with science as many artists are drawing references from scientific ideas and applying them to their artistic practices. At the same time, scientists are also drawing inspirations from their research to create different forms of art such as paintings, photography, video works and modern installations. The synthesis between art, science and other disciplines is a growing momentum which saw the emergence of a new art movement today. Confluences: Intertwining Art and Science presents some compositions of this inter-disciplinary interest.
This exhibition features the works by a group of seven artists and scientists, who explored different ways of interpreting science, which is then translated and presented in their art. Scientific topics such as the quantum theory, theory of relativity, blood-clotting mechanism and close- up study of raw mass spectra are intricately embedded in these works. Some draw upon a closer reference to art movements, such as Abstract Expressionism, in their creative processes. The pursuit of art and Confluences also seeks to further explore the identities and roles of 'scientist-artist' and 'artist-scientist', and the similarities and differences in the creative processes as an artist or as a scientist. More importantly, it looks at how their approaches, as well as interpretations of his or her creative processes, influence the ways of seeing and (re)defining the notion of visual art aesthetics.
Curated by NTU Museum and presented in collaboration with NTU Libraries, Confluences is featured at a purpose built virtual gallery, where more than 50 artworks are exhibited.
Firing A Passion: History & Pottery Practices of Singapore
This exhibition presented the history of the local pottery industry, one of Singapore's few cottage industries, from the mid-20th century. It focused on the ancient technology of wood-firing in a dragon kiln, and the nostalgic and communal experiences of those who were involved. We traced the different stages of its development, and the challenges and changes it faced from the colonial era to recent decades when pottery is no longer produced purely for functional purposes or according to market demands. Pottery making is an art, practised by a steady and active artist community in Singapore. More than 90 pottery artworks by nine artists and 20 artefacts were on display at this exhibition.
Earth Messages: Perspectives from Environmental Artists
Earth Messages was an exhibition about the perspectives of artists on environmental issues related to postmodern and industrial development. The exhibition gathered the works of 12 artists, presenting wide range of issues and challenges related to the impact of human interactions, activities and intervention s on earth. We were reminded of our close relationship with the environment, which, since the beginning of life on earth, has been deeply rooted and built on the basis of consumption and renewal by cultivation. Viewers were provoked to consider the implications of uncontrolled exploitation of resources and irresponsible activities on our natural environment. More than 20 artworks and contemporary installations were exhibited from 17 August to 17 September 2012 at the NTU Innovation Centre Gallery.
- A Convergence of Art and Science
- Campus Art Trail & Made-In-NTU Exhibition
- Tuberculosis - The Never-ending Battle
- i Light Marina Bay 2018
- Through the Lens: Colours Across Seven Continents
- Media Art Nexus (MAN): on|off 100101010
- Media Art Nexus (MAN): Fantastical Fairytales, Datascapes and Illusions
- NTU Trees: Upcycled
- Humanity in Medicine
- Thinking Hands
- Palette of Local Delights
- Unseen Light
- Tree of Hope
- Let's Play 3D Tic-Tac-Toe
- NTU Heritage Fest 2014
- Now and Then
- The Ecological Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century England & Modern Singapore
- Confluences: Intertwining Art & Science
- Firing A Passion: Pottery Practices of Singapore
- Earth Messages: Perspectives from Environmental Artists