Out of Sight
September 2 - October 14
Inspire the kids – participate in innovative public art designed to engage, inspire and empower youth and participants of all ages.
OUT OF SIGHT is an interactive, social sculpture by one of the world’s top living artists – New York-based Lawrence Weiner.
Taking the form of a giant hopscotch court populated with fun and provocative phrases, OUT OF SIGHT invites audiences of all ages to see, play, think and be inspired. This marelle (hopscotch in French) is a curved structure suggesting a fluid and engaged journey of forward motion.
Participants are encouraged to move along its pathway, a work of art which is also a metaphorical framework for the journey of self-discovery and empowerment, enlivening the experience of anyone who encounters it. It celebrates the potential within all of us to connect with ourselves – and with others – in a process of shared exploration.
Materials are provided to encourage viewers to further consider the following playful OUT OF SIGHT core phrases in the context of their own lives.
- ASSUMING A POSITION
- PRESUME A DESTINATION
- ONE CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE POWERS THAT BE
- IMAGINED THINGS CAN BE ALTERED TO SUIT
- SPIT INTO THE WIND HOPE FOR THE BEST
- THE DESTINATION IS STRAIGHT ON
- OUT OF SIGHT
The artwork was specifically created with young people in mind: the stances they take, the steps they must take as they launch into life. It employs subtle and imaginative use of text and minimalist graphic design – a sophisticated take on the artist’s position with respect to the object, the viewer and the experience of the work.
This unique floor sculpture is located in the Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore.
Arts in the Civic District aggregates arts programmes in the Civic District every month and presents the precinct as an arts and culture destination in Singapore.
It features both free and ticketed programmes by Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Gallery Singapore and Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall.
Art programmes range from museum visits and activities for the whole family, to live performances and picnics on the Empress Lawn.