Thursday, July 25, 2002
30 works executed between
contemporary lyric series
Zhuang's lyric series begun in 1985
when he first exhibited them at the
Singapore National Museum art gallery.
Soon his works developed into a more vibrant
and bolder brush stokes, a fusion of
his ink painting and calligraphy
Address: 31 International Business Park, #01-05 Creative Resource
Artgroup: Practice Performing Arts School
Practice Performing Arts School presents
The Arts and Culture of India
concise, in-depth and provocative lectures on the arts and culture of India
The Practice Lectures on the Arts & Culture of India is the fourth in our series of public lectures on the arts & culture. This series follows lectures on the arts & culture of China, Indonesia and Japan, and precedes the lectures on Europe and South-East Asia.
The Practice Lectures on Arts & Culture were necessitated by the Practice Performing Arts Schoolˇ¦s (PPAS) Theatre Training & Research Programme (TTRP), a contemporary actor training programme encompassing theatre systems from Asia, and Europe.
This series will present the public at large with a broad and panoramic introduction to the fundamental aspects of the Arts & Culture of India.
India is a mammoth of an idea. It is so huge, its geography, history and culture so vast and timeless, it is often impossible to conceive of it as an entity of any sort. Perhaps we should not even try to think of it as an entity. The scale of India and complexities of being Indian in this day and age prompted us to examine in this series: Notions of India and ˇ§Indian-nessˇ¨.
supported by the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Singapore Art Museum
Bharatanatyam: An All Too Human Dance for the Gods
About the Speaker
Avanthi Meduri is the Academic and Artistic Director of the Centre for Contemporary Culture, New Delhi. She is also a professor, scholar and practitioner of Indian dance and contemporary theatre.
Trained in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi by Shri Adyar K.Lakshman and Shri Vempati Chinna Sathyam, Meduri stepped out of an active professional career and received her Ph.D from the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, in 1996. She has held professorship appointments in the World Arts and Cultures Department, University of California, Los Angeles (1993-1997), and in the Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University, Illinois (1997-2000).
In 1997, Meduri adapted her doctoral thesis into a bilingual play in collaboration with koothu-pa-tarrai, a renowned folk and contemporary theatre group in Chennai, and the play was presented in mainstream theatre forums, universities and college venues across India.
Recipient of numerous national and international fellowships, including The Asian Cultural Council, American Institute of Indian Studies, and the Rockefeller, Dr Meduri is presently on a Ford Foundation Fellowship and doing post-doctoral research on Contemporary Studies of Indian and Asian Performance Cultures, their histories and practices. She is affiliated as Senior Fellow in the Department of Culture for Art and Aesthetic, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is presently completing her forthcoming book, which focuses on the aesthetic vision of Rukmini Devi.
7 Sept 2002, 2.30pm - 5pm Singapore Art Museum
Prof Kamala Ganesh, an anthropologist at the University of Mumbai, will speak on Indian identity and culture
21 Sept 2002, 2.30pm - 5pm Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place
Mr Sadanand, a noted writer and critic based in Chennai, will speak on contemporary performance and theatre in India
28 Sept 2002, 2.30pm - 5pm Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place
Mr TK Sabapathy, a respected Singaporean art historian, curator and critic, will speak on Indian art and architecture
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Thursday 26 July, opening of an exhbitiion by Yuriko Oido from Hokkaido at the Substation. Yuriko makes etchings on women who live in northern Japan.
will be launched officially on 18th July 2002, at 6:30pm
at the MITA Artrium. This art exhibition which is co-hosted by the
Embassy of Czech Republic and NAFA will continue till 30 July.
The exhibition which features 3 Czech artists is one of the most
significant travelling art shows in Singapore this year. It is also a
rare opportunity for Singaporeans to view works from Eastern European
without having to step out of Singapore.
Sunday, July 21, 2002
Women in the Arts
ARTIST TALK FOR THE MONTH OF JULY
In our continuing effort to promote constructive exchanges and networking amongst women artists, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming Artist Talk:
Date : Friday, 26th July 2002
Speakers : Tan Sock Fong & Chia Chuyia
Venue : Telok Kurau Studios Room 109
Time : 7.00 p.m.
Tan Sock Fong is a Singaporean artist who obtained her Bachelor of Art & Design (Hons.) from Wolverhampton University, United Kingdom, in 1995, specializing in Glass Art and Printmaking. From 1996-1998 she taught and initiated the first glass art courses at LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. Sock Fong is currently working as a designer cum art instructor, organizing glass art and printmaking courses and providing consultancy services in glass sculpture. Her achievements include leading the Taskforce in setting up Singapore’s first printmaking studio at Changkiat Community Centre; organizing Singapore’s first local glass exhibition - Glass: Passage of Evaluation (1993) and designing and fabricating the trophies for Asian Television Awards.
For the talk, Sock Fong will give a brief overview of glass art in 20th Century art, highlighting the role of technology in affecting glass art trend; the use of glass as “new material” for different form of art creations and some of the techniques associated with glass art.
Chia Chuyia is a painter and installation artist who received her first Fine Art diploma in 1997 from the Klang School of Art Education, Malaysia and her second diploma in 1999 from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Distinction) from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia in 2000 and was awarded the Artist-in-Residence program in Vermont Studio Center. She received the Certificate of Commendation and the Certificate of Distinction for the 20th and 21st UOB Painting of the Year Competition (2001/2), respectively. Her recent exhibitions include Nokia Singapore Art 2000-2001 and Art figures: Mathematics and Art 2002, both shown at the Singapore Art Museum.
Chuyia will be talking about her works and her choice of materials (eg. Mirror) in investigating identity, culture and gender within the context of the family and the world today.