The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has appointed Wing Tai Holdings’ deputy chairman Edmund Cheng to succeed Jane Ittogi as chair of the board of directors. The new chair is well known in the arts scene – he was chairman of the National Arts Council from 2005 to 2013, The Esplanade Co Ltd from 2003 to 2005, and the DesignSingapore Council from 2003 to 2008, as well as the Singapore Tourism Board from 1993 to 2001.
If you are into contemporary art and live music, the Singapore Art Museum is the place to be on the second Friday night of every month. Visitors can catch the ongoing exhibition, Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia, featuring animation, films and audio-visual installations by contemporary artists across Asia, and meet its lead curator. The exhibition, which closes at 9pm on Fridays, explores individual and collective memory, identity and politics through moving images.