Lionel Sabatté in Residency on Orchard Road

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French contemporary artist Lionel Sabatté will create sculptures in the street as part of Art Outreach during the Singapore Art Week

Organized by Art Outreach, Art Encounters is taking place from 12 January to 2 February 2020 in the heart of Orchard Road and features one of the most renowned French contemporary artists Lionel Sabatté (b. 1975, Toulouse, France).

As artist-in-residence, Sabatté will create sculptures on Orchard Road from 12 to 16 January inside a 20ft shipping container repurposed into mobile artist’s studio and gallery. The artist will create the sculptures in full view of the public, with the sculptures remaining on display until 2 February 2020 (closed 25-27 Jan for Chinese New Year) before travelling to unique sites around Singapore over three years.

The Art Encounters initiative will then move to a new site in February 2020 featuring a new artist and artwork. At each site, an artist will be invited to create an artwork in residence, giving the public rare insight into the fascinating artmaking process that is often concealed in traditional exhibitions. The completed artwork will remain on display for a few months, enriched by a series of talks and dialogues with the artist and other relevant speakers.

Art Encounters is conceived to extend robust visual art programming to the public throughout the year and beyond Singapore’s art precincts, creating space for encounters with art in daily life and unexpected sites.

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Cuturi Gallery is also presenting Lionel Sabatté’s works in a dedicated exhibition from 18 January onwards

Collaborating for a second time with the artist, Cuturi Gallery will present his works in an exhibition entitled “Elemental Beings”.

Elemental Beings is a continuation of “Mind over Matter”, Sabatté first exhibition in Singapore in 2018. His latest exhibition at Cuturi Gallery pays homage to the four natural elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire.

18 January – 23 February 2020
Opening: 17 January, 7pm – 10pm
In the presence of Lionel Sabatte for the gallery’s inaugural exhibition.
RSVP for this event is required by emailing
Artist Talk: 18 January, 3pm – 5pm
Cuturi Gallery, 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza Level 2. 228210 Singapore

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