Museums, Exhibitions & GalleriesArt, Architecture

Voom Portraits

Location
Singapore
Client
National Museum of Singapore
Surface area
5382 sq ft
Completion date
2008
Overview

One of the world’s foremost masters of drama and light, Robert Wilson drew inspiration from past encounters to create this groundbreaking series of high-definition video portraits featuring celebrities, ordinary people, and animals. On a tour of major international destinations, including New York, Los Angeles, and Milan, Voom Portraits was showcased in Asia for the first time at the National Museum of Singapore.

GSM Project
Merging new media and architecture

The videos run on an endless loop with no noticeable beginning or end, giving them the appearance and structure of still photography. GSM Project’s challenge was to present 19 of the portraits in the context of the unique architecture of the National Museum of Singapore. The exhibition was divided in two; some portraits were located in strategic spaces of the old building, such as the rotunda and the main staircases, while the others were organized in the temporary gallery space. Portraits in the gallery were presented in individual rooms; this layout gave an added sense of scale, perspective, and symmetry to the exhibition.

GSM Project
GSM Project

Summary

On a tour of major international destinations, including New York, Los Angeles, and Milan, Voom Portraits by Robert Wilson was showcased in Asia for the first time at the National Museum of Singapore. The local exhibition, featuring 19 video portraits of celebrities, ordinary people, and animals, was designed and developed by GSM Project.