Futura art exhibition in Singapore
CULTURE Published: April 3, 2019 Updated: April 5, 2019  |  WORDS: Amirul Shazzani

Futura to make Southeast Asian debut in Singapore with solo exhibition, Constellation

Constellation, the first Futura art exhibition in Singapore, will feature 30 original artworks.

Futura art exhibition in Singapore

Futura will specially create the artworks in Singapore during a two-week residency with The Culture Story.

Anyone with even a faint interest in street culture and art will have heard of Futura, the legendary New York artist. Despite a career spanning 40 years, mesmerizing the world with his original creations, Constellation will be the first Futura art exhibition in Southeast Asia when it debuts on May 30.

“I’m getting super excited about my upcoming project in Singapore. The exhibition of my new work, entitled Constellation, is not just a reference to the stars in our universe, but also the mystery of my personal history and experiences in such a tropical paradise. I very much look forward to interacting with a new audience and sharing stories both past and present,” said the street culture legend.

Futura art exhibition in Singapore

Fittingly, the title of the exhibition, Constellation, pays homage to Futura’s first, brief experience passing through harbors of Singapore in 1974. Back then, the artist was a young navy officer onboard the USS Constellation. Expect the first Futura art exhibition in Singapore to feature 30 unique works utilizing a range of materials, along with bold, vibrant compositions that truly showcase the artist’s iconic style. Futura’s signature techniques will be on full display, including his inverted spray. A limited-edition catalog, stashed in custom designed ammo boxes, will be available for purchase at the exhibition.

Constellation will be presented by the private art salon, The Culture Story, and curated by Singapore’s biggest name in the art scene, Jahan Loh.

Constellation, the first Futura art exhibition in Singapore

Date: May 30 to June 9, 2019
Time: 12pm to 8pm (6.30pm till late on May 30)
Venue: Gillman Barracks Lock Road, Blk 9 #02-21 Singapore 108937
Admission: Free

For more information, head over to futuraconstellation.com.

There will also be fringe activities, including the debut screening of Futura: 60 minutes with the street art legend, a new mini-documentary on Futura’s career, on June 1. A dialogue session and after-party at The Projector and Intermission Bar will follow.

Futura: 60 minutes with the Street Art Legend

Date: June 1, 2019
Time: 9pm till late
Venue: The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower
Tickets: $13.50 (General Access), $25 (Meet and Greet Access) from theprojector.sg

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