Be sure to catch the artwork from the annual Prudential Eye Awards, exhibited at the ArtScience Museum until March 27, 2016. The works on show include a selection of pieces by shortlisted nominees of the coveted Prudential Eye Awards, by artists from Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India and Singapore.

An Eye on Artscience

Mediums like painting, photography, sculpture, installation and videography are used to explore thoughtful themes like the human race’s impact on the planet, national identity and the social issues of modern society.
Indonesian duo Indieguerillas’ exhibit, consisting of a two-saddled bicycle with handlebars going in different directions, features a central dining table with a LCD screen separating each rider. A commentary on modern social habits, it seeks to highlight how the internet and smartphones are changing the nature of human interaction, in a humorous but brilliantly executed way. Elsewhere, Singaporean artist Robert Zhao (see our photo essay on page 42) deals with issues surrounding land reclamation in Singapore in his striking blend of fictional and non-fictional black and white photography. Also blurring the lines between reality and fiction is Chinese artist Zhang Wei, whose incredibly lifelike portraits of Vladimir Putin and Aung San Suu Kyi are in fact a montage of other faces.

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