Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Andy Warhol, Maurizio Cattelan and various contemporary art giants will be brought together for the first time in Singapore for this exhibition presented by SC Global Developments Ltd and the Singapore Tyler Print Institute. A comprehensive survey of over 200 rare edition works, audiences in Singapore will be given the grand opportunity to encounter a remarkable scope of artworks by the most significant artists of our time, with a concise overview of contemporary art development in the last 25 years. It will also be the first time that art by heavyweights such as Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Maurizio Cattelan and Tracy Emin is exhibited in Singapore.
Highlights from the collection include, Hirst’s ping-pong ball hovering on the hot air of a hair dryer, Koon’s iconic inflatable sculpture, Ai’s handy gilded fly swatter, Kapoor’s spatial funnel contraption, Warhol’s absurd photo print of skeletons and Cattelan’s ‘tongue-in-cheek’ self-portrait.
The editions represent the artists’ provocative responses to Parkett’s challenging publication venture, embodied in a broad range of inventive formats such as prints, page-art projects, photographs, drawings, videos, sculptures and sound pieces.
“This exhibition is like a small museum and a large library for contemporary art, allowing visitors to explore and discover a much more intimate side, a lesser known aspect of these prolific artists. It’s possible to imagine the edition works in an apartment setting with different rooms, where art and life meet” said Emi Eu, Director, Singapore Tyler Print Institute.