Thursday, November 07, 2002
BODIES & FIGURES
AN OVERVIEW OF NG ENG TENG Exhibition
at Ng Eng Teng Gallery (Top Level),
by 30 November 2002
Ng Eng Teng Gallery was established in 1996 to house the first donation of 760 pieces of artwork from the artist. In total the artist had donated 1090 pieces of his works to NUS Museums. This Gallery, in its new location, is presenting an exhibition that looks closely at Ng Eng Teng's central preoccupation, the human form.
This inaugural exhibition attempts to give an overview of the artist's four decades of work and to examine his creative treatment of the human form. There are four sections in the exhibition and to walk through them, the visitor gains some impressions of Ng Eng Teng's major interests and accomplishments.
Artist Residency Exhibition
28 Feb - 30 Mar 2003
Open to artists (individuals, groups or collaboratives) who usually reside and practise in Singapore and Asia, Sculpture Square's artist residency enables the artists to develop their thinking and practice of 3-dimensional art and its related arts. Projects may deal with contemporary issues, such as cultural, social, environmental, material and conceptual matters, and will be showcased upon completion of the residency.
Untitled by Matthew Ngui
17-29 September 2002
11.00 am - 9.00 pm
The Substation Gallery
Matthew Ngui, one of Singapore's most internationally visible artists, presents a mix of something completely new plus a site-specific reconfiguration of his recent Gwangju Biennale (Korea) and 2001 Venice Biennale installations for Septfest 2002. Since his participation in the 1996 23rd Bienal of Sao Paulo and 1997 documentaX, Ngui has achieved considerable international exposure - experimenting with food, performance, and notably PVC piping, video and anamorphic sculptural drawings.
Sunday, November 03, 2002
See Singapore abstracted through the paintings of two artists, Louise Farnay (Australian) and James Holdsworth (British) at Emotional Rescue. They both live in Singapore and their works are inspired by their everyday environment and living in Asian societies.
Farnay studied graphic design, ceramic sculpture and fine art in Perth, Australia, and had lived in Japan. Her work comprises of abstracted female figures. London-born Holdsworth earned Masters Degree Fine Art from the University of Reading. He is interested in the philosophical aspect of his immediate environment and how society moves and flows.
The show is until Oct 6 at Chateau d'Arts Gallery, 39 Stamford Road, #03-01 Stamford House.
Tues to Sat: noon to 6pm; Sun: 1pm to 5pm
Linz, 28 May 2002
THE GLOBAL COMPLEX
The Incompatibility of Perspectives
29 May - 14 July 2002
O.K Center for Contemporary Art Upper Austria
Idea: Rainer Zendron
Curators: Christa Schneebauer, Rainer Zendron
Complex and global - probably two of the most frequently used terms in television and other discussions.
Eleven exhibition projects contradictorily and subjectively confront the phenomenon of the "globalized world":
Complex refers to what is complicated, multicontextual, conjunctive. In just the same way as we perceive our present day; not the same way as it is often conveyed to us in mass media. Complex also refers to a group of buildings, a field or an area, and also to a delusion, an obsession, an inferiority complex ...
The exhibition "The Global Complex" concentrates on presenting excerpts of individual aspects of a contemporary perception of the world.
Social and political aspects of globalization are vividly demonstrated, for instance by Anne and Patrick Poirier. Their "Wargame" is not a computer game, but rather classic billiards, except that the balls and queues are assigned (with sound amplification) to different countries and ideologies in a room lined with shredded money, which turns this game into a "war game".
The artistic works of the exhibition do not aim or intend to explain all the phenomena associated with our globalized world. Instead they focus on segmentedness, partial views and subjectivity. Yet at the same time, it is important that the sum of the artistic expressions is not subsumed into a unified view of the world, but rather that the positions are maintained in all their contradictoriness.
The curators Christa Schneebauer and Rainer Zendron have invited eleven artists to take part in the show, including this years Documenta participants Renée Green and Cildo Meireles.
Danica Dakic, Stefan Eins, Peter Friedl, Reneé Green, Jaqueline Hassink, Armando Mariño, Cildo Meireles, Matthew Ngui, Anne & Patrick Poirier, Monika Pichler, Jun Yang
The exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Grazer Kunstverein:
The Global Complex -
5 June - 7 July 2002
A joint catalogue will be published on the exhibition.
"crystal/taste" / a work-in-progress"
Room Installation, O.K 2002
Matthew Ngui's processual work is not only an art project, but also a social and economic study, a cultural exchange at multiple levels.
During his stay of several weeks in Linz, he made contact with various companies and investigated their corporate structure, their philosophy and their environment.
His video installations in the exhibition are a collection of impressions that he gathered during his company visits and tours throughout Upper Austria. Visitors to the exhibition opening benefit from his "practice" over the course of several days in the kitchen of the restaurant "Goldener Anker". As a performance, he will cook Austrian and Asian dishes for his personally invited guests and dine with them.
*1962 in Singapore, lives and works in Perth/Australia and Singapore