MAD Love is an on-going art exhibition at the MAD Museum of Art & Design in conjunction with Singapore Art Week.
As you can see, the word MAD here has two meanings. It is an acronym for the Museum, and it is the madness in the emotion of love. I’m sure we all have heard of, or even experienced it ourselves, the intensity of love described as “maddening love”.
And so, at this MAD Love exhibition, a number of artists have been invited to interpret and recontextualise the extremities of love, sex and desire.
All of these are reflected through their individual modes of expressions, from paintings to photographs, street art, furniture and more.
The subject of love is an age-old adage and one of the most confounding and universal expressions of the human condition. Not only has it been a philosophical inquiry for artists, writers, educators, filmmakers and even musicians which permeates geographical boundaries and centuries, it remains a point of contention in these modern times, especially so when it has most often been confused with sex and desire.
The result is an expressive breath of works which begs the question: If love knows no boundaries, just how far or maddening can it get?
Some of the artists who have their work showcased at MAD Love include photographer Wing Shya from Hong Kong, street artist Madsaki from Japan, Natanel Gluska from Switzerland and Liang Yifeng from China. A total of nine international artists are involved.
Singapore Art Week is actually from Jan 17 to 25, but MAD Love, which kicked off on Jan 21, will only wrap up on April 26, so there’s still plenty of time to make your way to the museum to soak in the atmosphere of love.
This gallery that is hosting MAD Love is only one section of the Museum of Art & Design. Within the building is a café, MAD Bistro that serves Japanese and Western cuisine, and a Whiskey & Cigar Lounge, for those who need a break from browsing the exhibition.
These is also the Museum Store where a good range of artistic merchandise is sold. These items are either produced locally or sourced from overseas.
The Museum of Art & Design in its 19,000 sq. ft. double-storey block, is an exhibition space for emerging and notable artists in the region, opened just last November.
This Singapore’s first private museum was formerly known as Jasmine Fine Art, named after its founder Jasmine Tay.
Admission to MAD Love is free.
Event: MAD Love Art Exhibition
Venue: MAD Museum of Art & Design
Add: 10, Tanglin Road (Orchard Road), #01-01 / 02-01 Singapore 247908.
Date: 21 Jan – 26 Apr, 2015
Time: 11am to 8pm daily
How to get to MAD Museum of Art & Design:
BUS: Tanglin Road: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E and NR8
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