Raffles City Singapore, in collaboration with EYEYAH!, an educational and creative platform that uses art and design to teach and generate awareness about social issues, brings back its annual Arts in the City exhibition at the mall’s Level 1 Garden Court, from 25 August to 11 September 2022, to continue its advocacy for social and environmental causes through the creativity and power of art.
This year’s edition embraces the new era of art with an immersive display of digital artworks by 26 local and international artists, namely from Australia, Belgium, Chile, China, Japan, Malaysia, Montenegro, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, UK and the US, that offers each artist’s perspective on the changing approaches and thinking in the art world on the pertinent issues of plastic waste and global warming.
A visual feast with unique creations set on a clear focus to create awareness, the Arts in the City exhibition is sure to capture the imagination and awaken emotions.
The exhibition’s premise is based on the fictional story of ‘The Boiling Frog’, and the campaign key visual, designed by Anngee Neo from Singapore and Cute Brute from the US, illustrates the fact that “If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will instantly leap out. But if you put it in warm water and slowly boil it, the frog won’t jump out” as it is unable to sense the gradual increase in temperature.
This story serves as a metaphor to call out the current inadequate actions taken to tackle climate change and how if we do not realise the adverse impact of global warming, it might be too late for us, just like the frog.
In addition to admiring the meaningful artworks creatively presented via digital mediums in the free-for-entry exhibition, visitors can engage with an Instagram-worthy GIF photobooth to take a nice image to share their commitment and message of taking care of our environment via their social media platforms to their friends and followers.
Arts in the City Exhibition
25 August to 11 September 2022
Raffles City Garden Court, Level 1