Time is a Black Circle

Event Details
18 Aug to 26 Aug | 7.30pm - 11.30pm, last entry at 11pm
Dawn Ng
National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre
Zone 1
Early Bird (18 Jul to 17 Aug) - $22 | Regular (18 Aug to 26 Aug) - $27 *Prices are inclusive of booking fee

Time is a Black Circle is a throwback to the seventies when the Swinging Sixties and Disco Fever were underway. Back in the day, party-goers flocked to the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) precinct for live discotheques owned by the likes of Kelong Restaurant and YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association). Of course, the latter’s anthem needs no introduction.

Singaporean artist Dawn Ng’s “disco time portal”, a perfectly cylindrical structure brimming with a symphony of colours and melodies, is fittingly located here. Step into the dancing shoes of your parents and grandparents, and relive a bygone era when influencers of their generations, like The Silver Strings and Rita Chao, painted the town red.

Visitors are also welcome to visit the artwork (without skating), free admission from 10am to 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm.)


About Dawn Ng
Dawn Ng is an internationally-represented artist whose practice spans sculpture, photography, painting, performance, and large-scale installations. Her signature use of colour captures the fleeting nature of time, memory, and nostalgia. These universal themes continue to resonate with museum-and festival-goers across the world.


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