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Contemporary art showcase in Singapore: MAD Museum of Art & Design presents 10 artists

A look at MAD Museum of Art & Design’s latest futuristic group show that tackles various topics from contemporary artists

Jan 17, 2017 | By Staff Writer

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MAD Museum of Art & Design, Singapore, presents an exciting and thought-provoking group show, SUPER FUTURE, from 12 January to 12 March 2017, which reflects on the current state of the world, be it political, social, economical or anthropological. This exhibition is also one of the satellite events of Singapore Art Week 2017.

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Featuring the works of more than 10 contemporary European artists, the show is a colourful and funky hodgepodge of original paintings, prints and high-end furnishings sourced and curated by MAD Museum’s founder Jasmine Tay, in collaboration with Manfredi Moretti, founder and creative director of Manfredi Style, that will evoke the senses with their often humorous, clever yet satirical nature.

“I have always been a fan of works that have a strong message, be it street art-influenced works or furniture design that are pushing the creative envelope and challenging the way art and its medium can be interpreted,” says Jasmine, “These artworks from Europe, which is the first time that they are being presented here, certainly represent these qualities with their vivid imageries and elaborate craftsmanship which reflect the possibilities of future technological advances.”


Highlights of this mammoth group show include the works of Alessandro Rabatti, whose Facebank series of prints reflect on the tumultuous state of world currency with a playful eye; state-of-the-art furniture by Leonardo Di Caprio, who incidentally, shares the same name as the famous Hollywood actor; special collaborative street art works by artists Uriginal and BTOY (the latter whom was also previously invited by Banksy for a special collaboration) which touch on political and social matters; the space-like modular designs by Niccolo Poggi which evoke futuristic landscapes; intricate and genre-pushing furniture works by Nynke Koster, which are made out of customised rubber and evoke architectural fragments from the past; and colourful sculptures by Dario Tironi which reimagines the human body in future times.

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