ArtScience Museum’s New Exhibition Hope from Chaos: Pandemic Reflections


The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has impacted and changed life for everyoneArtScience Museum’s new exhibition “Hope from Chaos: Pandemic Reflections” marks the second anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic examines the art and science of epidemics. The exhibition documents the pandemic’s indelible impact on the world, attempts to examine the science of epidemics and presents an intimate, unique look into the lives and practices of visual artists as they lived through and with Covid-19.   

Visitors to the exhibition will begin their journey with a free introductory display from The Smithsonian Institution, USA titled Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World. This part of the exhibition explores how pathogens can spread from wildlife to humans and why some outbreaks become epidemics. Hope from Chaos continues with a ticketed display, curated by ArtScience Museum, that features emotive artworks by artists from Singapore, Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe.

Images from L to R: Cao Fei, Isle of Instability, 2020. Commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary. Courtesy of the artist, Vitamin Creative Space and Sprüth Magers, Heman Chong, Circuit Breaker Paintings, 2020, exhibition view at Heman Chong: Peace Prosperity And Friendship With All Nations, 2021, at STPI Gallery. Courtesy of the artist and STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore and Nonzuzo Gxekwa, (left to right) Untitled 04, Untitled 02, Untitled 06, 2020, part of The Mask Project. Courtesy of the artist and THK Gallery, South Africa.

The artists showing in the ticketed component of the exhibition include Cao Fei (China), Heman Chong (Singapore), Luke Jerram (UK), Ivetta Sunyoung Kang (Canada/South Korea), Eun Vivian Lee (Singapore/New York/South Korea), Pierre le Riche (South Africa) and Nonzuzo Gxekwa (South Africa). Their work is shown alongside prototypes by materials scientists from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

By combining objective insights from the scientific world with a sense of embodied engagement with the work of artists, Hope from Chaos offers an environment of reflection for its visitors. 

The year-long Season of Mental Wellbeing at ArtScience Museum will include a series of projects throughout 2022 which delve into the distress of the Covid-19 pandemic and the societal anxiety it has caused. Through thoughtfully curated exhibitions, education activities and public programmes, the Museum will raise awareness and initiate conversations on mental health and wellbeing. By drawing on the understanding generated by science and the emotional impact of artists’ work, this season aims to create a climate of healing for the public, after a difficult two years of living in the age of a pandemic.

Tickets and Reservations

Tickets to Hope from Chaos are available at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and on the website. Due to the limited capacity and timed entry to the exhibition, guests are strongly advised to purchase tickets online in advance of their arrival.

Ticket prices (SGD) as follows:

Adult: $6
Child: $6
Family (Two adults and two children): $18

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