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Luminous Depth


Wed Sep 18 2013, 10:00am–7:00pm
Thu Sep 19 2013, 10:00am–7:00pm
Fri Sep 20 2013, 10:00am–7:00pm
Sat Sep 21 2013, 10:00am–7:00pm
Sun Sep 22 2013, 10:00am–7:00pm

Where: The Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street, Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Singaporeans and Permanent Residents: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Individual: $6.00
  • Individual Evening Entry: $3.00
  • Students and Senior: $3.00
  • Students and Senior Evening Entry: $1.50
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: keith

A contemporary installation in the atrium of the Peranakan Museum will explore the nature of collecting, and ask how a museum develops. Issues of archaeology, memory, connoisseurship, and rebirth are taken up by the artist Lee Mingwei, whose project invites visitors to participate in creating new work. The installation is a three story cylindrical structure within the atrium of the Peranakan Museum. On entering visitors will be able to hear a Schubert Lied (art song) being played from the top of the atrium. Visitors can purchase a ceramic object and walk with it through the museum. Once they reach the third floor there is a large hoop that is suspended over the void of the atrium. The participants are invited to toss their chosen ceramic object into the void.

The work is inspired by Mingwei’s first visit to the Peranakan Museum. Upon entering, he recalled his grandparents’ home, where light cascading from the skylight, with sounds and aromas coming from different floors “became a sort of multisensory symphony in my mind”.