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Text and Photos from The Parkview Museum | 6 March 2017
A new art space in Singapore, the private Parkview Museum kicks off its opening on 9th March with a travelling global exhibition 'On Sharks and Humanity', which features over 20 artists.
Amidst great anticipation, The Parkview Group opens its first private museum in Singapore. Parkview Museum opens its doors with the global art exhibition 'On Sharks and Humanity', a thematic, travelling exhibition that addresses the practice of shark finning and the impact of human activity on the oceans.

'Downward Force on Upward Moving Objects' 2015 (above) by artist Wang Luyan
Conceived by Parkview Arts Action, the environmentally focused exhibition addresses the topics of shark protection and ocean conservation through a variety of art forms in a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach.

Exemplifying Parkview's commitment to the arts and society, Parkview Arts Action is founded on the belief that art can play a significant role in initiating societal change.

George Wong, Parkview Arts Action Founder and Hong Kong Parkview Group Executive Chairman shared, "This is a serious environmental issue that affects us all. Shark preservation is undoubtedly critical. Declining shark numbers pose a fundamental threat to the health of the world's oceans.

Through the artists' varied interpretations, 'On Sharks and Humanity' can inform and confront audiences in ways that strike more directly into the human psyche than the abstract language of scientific debate."

The exhibition features artists from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany and the U.S.A. The artworks explore and analyse the interdependent relationship between sharks, the ocean, and human beings, challenging prevailing prejudices surrounding this deeply feared creature and bringing to light the importance of sharks in the marine ecosystem.

"This is one of the few exhibitions of its kind and it reflects the social responsibility of the artists, while demonstrating the relationship between art and society", shares Huang Du, the curator of 'On Sharks and Humanity', "these artworks reflect the participants' imagination, judgment, creativity and their sense of social duty."

Where: Parkview Museum, Level 3, Tower 2, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore (188778)
Open: 10th March to 26th June, 11:00am to 7:00pm