Public Art Trail at Mapletree Business City II
A collaboration between Mapletree Investments, Nanyang Technological University, and NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
Commissioned by Mapletree Investments, and themed “Culture City. Culture Scape.”, the MBC II Art Trail features a series of newly commissioned public artworks by renowned international artists Dan Graham, Zulkifle Mahmod, Tomás Saraceno, and Yinka Shonibare. It is curated by Ute Meta Bauer (Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore and Professor, NTU School of Art, Design and Media) and Khim Ong (Deputy Director, Curatorial Programmes, NTU CCA Singapore).
MBC II Art Trail is part of a first-of-its-kind Public Art Education Programme in Singapore that will include guided tours, artists’ talks, workshops, seminars, and conferences, collectively intended to engage the public with the built environment in innovative and thoughtful ways. The programme also aims to bring the arts closer to communities, while activating communal spaces and amenities at MBC.
In addition, MBC's location along the south-west waterfront harks back to the rich maritime heritage of Singapore. Having played a significant role in transforming the Alexandra and Harbourfront precincts, Mapletree is mindful of the heritage of the spaces it rejuvenates while meeting the demands for modern amenities and facilities. Two maritime artefacts, Fullerton Lighthouse and the Merryweather Pump Escape Fire Engine, have been restored and transformed into public exhibits by Mapletree, and are now part of MBC's public art trail to give tenants and visitors the chance to appreciate as well as get up close with art and history.
For further information, please check www.mapletreeArts.sg
There are a few ways to enjoy this trail:
1) Download the Art Map to walk the trail on your own
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2) Join a free guided tour. Tours are conducted every first Friday of the month, starting from 7 September 2018.
For tour schedules, please check www.mapletreeArts.sg