National Museum, CDL commission SG50 sculpture

by Heng Joo En Joey 17 Nov 2014

City Developments Limited (CDL) and the National Museum of Singapore have launched its first open call for the concept submission of a special SG50 commemorative public sculpture.

Through this project, a local artist will be commissioned to create a new site-specific sculpture which will be installed at the open lawn located at the Fort Canning entrance of the National Museum of Singapore.

The artwork will have to reflect the values of Singapore’s national identity, conveys the nation’s aspirations and ambitions, and centred on the theme “The Red Dot, Today & Tomorrow”.

Artists are encouraged to be creative in their interpretation of the theme, and they can choose to employ various platforms to create the artwork.

Director of the National Museum of Singapore Angelita Teo said, “CDL has always been an active partner of the National Museum and shares with us a common vision of enlivening and cultivating the local arts scene. As the people’s museum, we are constantly looking for platforms to involve communities.”

CDL’s Chief Sustainability Officer Esther An, “As a homegrown developer, CDL has always recognised the significant role we can play to transform the landscape. This goes beyond the buildings we develop, as building a unique persona and cultural legacy is equally vital for Singapore as a global city.”

The selected design will be announced in February 2015 and the SG50 commemorative public sculpture will be official unveiled in Q4 2015.

CDL also supports the development of arts in Singapore is through the CDL Singapore Sculpture Award.

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