Now Is Not The Time - a homage to Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew

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A first of its kind exhibition celebrating Lee Kuan Yew's life and legacy on his 100th birthday. 

Venue: 25 Pasir Panjang Rd Singapore 117536
Dates: 10 - 24 Sep 2023
Admission: Free

Now Is Not the Time is a first-of-its kind immersive art exhibition that merges virtual production, Artificial Intelligence (AI), generative art, architecture, sculpture, film and music.

It is a homage to Singapore‚Äôs founding father Lee Kuan Yew ‚Äď architect of modern Singapore, tireless advocate for multiculturalism and champion of technology and innovation ‚Äď on the occasion of his 100th birthday.¬†

*Take note that the exhibition is only for 13 years old and above. 

Now Is Not the Time Exhibits

The exhibition kicks off with The A.I Audition by LaSalle College of Arts. This film exhibit features Mr Lee’s speech that was fed into ChatGPT to dramatise them into monologues, which will be delivered by actors and actresses undergoing auditions. This project demonstrates a collaborative approach where documenting and processes become Art.

Families can also step into the Mirror Maze Installation by Nanyang Polytechnic. This exhibit deploys mirrors, personal narratives, and shared experiences such that visitors, both local and overseas, can perceive and celebrate themselves as part of Singapore's multicultural fabric and appreciate the essence of the nation’s global citizenship.

At Building Blocks, X3D and Brewin Design Office uses architectural building blocks, immersive art and AI to showcase the years of nation-building work and the foundations of the values and vision of Lee Kuan Yew which transcends time.

Through the Time Portal by X3D and Daniel Arsham, theyounger generation is introduced to the remarkable story of Lee Kuan Yew, who was not only a formidable leader but also a man who forged a new path for Singapore despite all odds against the country in 1965. Who is this man who was able to transform a small nation into one of the world's wealthiest within just five decades?

Based on Lee Kuan Yew's quote "To the young and to the not-so-old, I say, look at that horizon, follow that rainbow, go ride it.", Refinery Media and X3D show the future of content making by creating a short film on Lee Kuan Yew using only A.I. and Virtual Production, where all images are created and prompted by A.I.

At the The Future Is exhibit, X3D imagines Singapore 100 years from today by using the Virtual Production process of asset creation to feature a storyline and voiceover by Singaporean actor Lim Kay Tong.

A Space For Young Ones and Families

While it is not a play-based exhibition, the exhibition is housed in an open space and little ones may appreciate the space while parents get to enjoy the exhibits.

Parents who are visiting, may also wish to drop by the nearby Labrador Park for a full day of family fun! Here's our Family Guide to Labrador Park for you to make plans too!

Admission and Dates

The exhibition is free for the public. Visitors are required to register at and select their preferred time slots (in 30-minute blocks).

The exhibition will happen from 10 to 24 Sep 2023, 11 am - 8 pm. 

Location and Getting Here

Now Is Not the Time happens at 25 Pasir Panjang Rd Singapore 117536. 

Parking is available at the venue. Families can also get a shuttle bus that departs from Harbourfront MRT. Otherwise, the nearest MRT Station is Labrador Park MRT Station and bus services are 10, 143, 175, 176, and 30.




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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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