As part of my effort to expose myself to more art, today I attended Art Stage Singapore, which showcased more than 130 galleries' worth of art, mostly from the Asia-Pacific region. The six hours that I had weren't nearly enough for me to experience all of the art pieces there. Here's some of the pieces that I liked:
Unfortunately I could only attribute some of the pieces, but all rights belong to the respective artists.
I also liked Malaysian artist Haslin Ismail's "Book Land", which cuts and assembles parts of books and other materials to form castles of fantasy and dioramas that bring the books' contents to life.
This edition of Art Stage Singapore categorized the main exhibits regionally into platforms as follows:
I took the free guided tours for every platform except Central Asia and Southeast Asia, which I browsed on my own. The cheerful tour guides explained in depth a few selected pieces from each platform; that helped me to learn about the many layers of meaning the artists had intended. I could have browsed more art pieces by myself, but my amateur understanding would probably have only scratched the surface. But the guides did say that artists usually would rather not explain their work, and leave the audience interpret it by themselves... At least now i have some vague ideas of what kind of art I like.
The fact that I wasn't bored, even after spending six whole hours experiencing art and talking to artists and guides, should mean that I will attend even more exhibitions in the future. I do consider trying art out eventually, because I hope to convey the beauty of mathematics in a direct, emotional way.