Saturday, November 16, 2002
The International Studio Programme Committee in Berlin has selected Mr Heman Chong
as the artist-in-residence at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien.
The committee panel was particularly interested in Heman's proposal of investigating and exploring the changing
roles of artists and curators in the wider international debate. They
believed that the steadily expanding art life in Berlin and the
ever-growing presence of international art practitioners will offer a wide
field of analysis for this type of research. In addition, they felt that
Heman's preoccupation with urbanism and its social and political effect
will generate a vigorous debate that surrounds the city's architectural
policy. The panel's support was therefore unanimous and the members are
confident that Heman's stay in the International Studio Programme will be
beneficial for all parties involved.
Digital Compassion 02
:: Compassion for a digital world
Poverty, AIDS, sexual abuse, homelessness...
I want to help.
Digital Compassion 02
:: A series of DV short films presented by dc02 team and The Substation Ltd
The Substation Garden
12-16 December 2002
More info and online screening at:
a group exhibition by artists from Surrounded By Water
Your are cordially invited to the opening reception
22 November 2002, Friday, 7pm
exhibition continues till 14 December 2002
“Objects can be wonderful. There is nothing intrinsically wonderful about objecthood in itself. The real issue may come down to what you want or need art to be. New York ( and other big cities of the world) which has museums, collectors and endless money to spend, want these objects to be solid, refined, a good investment. Much of the rest of the world – where materials are scarce, markets are non-existent and the threat of social disruption constant – needs art to be portable, politically dynamic and just plain doable day by day.”
… Holland Cotter, from his review of a 2002 P.S.1 show, ‘Mexico City’
This is a show of and about objects – made, imagined, lost, reproduced, packaged, destroyed, traced, manipulated, sought, collected, transported, sent, downsized, flattened, drafted, designed, taken, retrieved, held, caught, carried, distributed, tacked, laid, scattered, formed, arranged, folded, cut, disposed, dispensed, discarded, pooled, extracted, rejected, inserted, improvised, devised, boxed . . . . .
This a show composed of such objects and more that are, for the purpose of and by the given conditions of this show, portable.
Portability connotes mobility and convenience, adjectives/qualities which are sought after of the products of contemporary living – fast-paced, multi-layered, made culturally-complex most especially by travel.
Whether in pursuit of pleasure or conquest or pushed by dire economic need, travel entails a ritual of
selecting and packing provisions deemed necessary – from personal effects to domestic creature comforts, reminders of home, or to the most vital of survival implements. These are reconfigured to sizes, forms that would fill the least possible space in an average luggage/suitcase or in any carrier. With these they are packed with relics/souvenirs (including photographs and postcards) valued and selected as well by their symbolic weight in representing a particular place, thereafter kept as testaments to having been in such a place.
another project by:
PLASTIQUE KINETIC WORMS
61 Kerbau Road
Tel: 65 6 292 7783
Fax: 65 6 292 2936
jointly organised by:
Surrounded by Water
Surrounded by Water
#70 18th Avenue, Cubao
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: 632 421 3526
cordially invites you to
An Evening Preview of
An exhibition by 2 eminent Vietnamese artists
Nguyen Trung & Ho Huu Thu
6:30pm Thurs November 21, 2002
Looking for beauty in the world around them,
Ho Huu Thu & Nguyen Trung portray the ethereal female form and
deconstructed abstracts. By combining European technique with a
distinctly Vietnamese philosophy and content, the artists have
produced works that are sensitive, peaceful, and enlightening.
Two of the most influential and respected artists in Vietnam today,
their works are highly sought after at the international auctions.
~ Gajah Gallery, November 2002
MITA Building 140 Hill St #01-08 Singapore 179369
Tel: 65_6737 4202 Fax: 65_6737 4203
Free Parking after 6pm, entrance via River Valley Rd. Subject to availability.
*Dress Code: Smart Casual*
*Kindly RSVP E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 6737_4202*
Tuesday, November 12, 2002
For the year 2003, UTU Artworks will be a virtual gallery, travelling around the world and collaborating with local artists in different countries.
UTU took part in the contemporary asian art fair as an artists' co-op / gallery, and will also be curating the art showcase for the 'women inspire'forum at suntec city Nov 29 - Dec 1st 2002. Urging artists to communicate with them for potential projects in the future.
Hate stuffy exhibition openings? You'll love Square Friday at Sculpture Square.
Chill out with artists and art lovers amidst the charming ambience of our galleries and courtyards. Guest artists Jeremy Hiah, Claire Lim, Benjamin
Puah and Tan Wee Lit will be serving drinks and light refreshments throughout the evening.
While you're here, don't miss the chance to view "BLINDSPOT: infringe the obvious", Sculpture Square's 3rd Anniversary Exhibition featuring
installation works by these four artists.
Square Friday. No speeches. No dress code. Great fun.
DATE: Friday 15 Nov 2002
TIME: 6.30pm - 9pm
VENUE: Sculpture Square
155 Middle Road S188977
(Opposite Fortune Centre, at the junction of Waterloo St and Middle Road. Nearest MRT: Bugis)
ADMISSION: Free (donations are much appreciated)
RSVP email@example.com or T 6333 1055 by Tue 12 Nov 2002
by 5 2nd generation Singapore artists.
A Solo Exhibition by Chinese Artist Pan Yue
18th November to 7th December 2002
You are cordially invited to the Cocktail Reception of Chinese Opera
and meet the Artist Pan Yue in person on the 21st November from 7pm - 9pm
" ................. for realism does not come across to be just pretty or beautiful but with sheer character"
Also Featuring Mark Selkrig and Leigh Toop, 2 of Australia's
Celebrated Artists in "Chrysanthemum Souls"
An interesting yet cohesive tension emerges between both artists; with Leigh Toop celebrating
the birth of femininity and Mark Selkrig portraying the disintegration of patriarchy as
a psychological and identity forming reality; a paradox between men’s power and pain.
Address: The Box, No. 5 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069261 Tel: 65-62211800
Ipreciation cordially invites you to the opening of
"Poetry in Pottery"
An exhibition featuring the
recent works of 4 leading
Hong Kong female ceramists:
Rosanna Li, Fiona Wong,
Queenie Leung and Emma Chan
Exhibition opens on:
Friday November 15, 2002 at 6.30pm
59-61 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239360
Rosanna Li will be present at the opening
to share her experiences in pottery ware.
About the Artists
Queenie Leung Fiona Wong
Exhibition ends 30th Nov, 2002
Online exhibition and purchases @ www.ipreciation.com
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
closed on Sunday and Public Holidays
Fable of the Pelican
selected works by Willy Tay and Sia Joo Hiang
14 Nov, Thursday, 7pm
Private Preview Night Function
13 Nov, Wednesday, 7 - 10pm
Kindly RSVP by replying this mail
Exhibition continues from
13 - 30 Nov 2002
Fable of the Pelican
"In Alchemical literature, the pelican is a symbolic animal, said to bring its dead young back to life with its own blood."
Do we forget " Storytelling" once we grow up?
Do we think that symbols are too conventional a way of presenting myths?
Or that alchemy exist only in the old books?
Sia Joo Hiang and Willy Tay certainly do not believe so.
Do come down to experience it, from now on, the pelican of this fable will fly.
Supported by :
National Arts Council
Special Thanks to :
Pui Lin, Tamares Goh, Gunalan Nadarajan, Jane Lim, Milenko Prvacki and Jose Tay.
a solo exhibition of drawings, paintings
and digital prints by
first artist-in-residence at Studio 106,
LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts
Thursday 14th November 2002 7.30 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibiition runs through to 24th November.
Arthur Danto, art critic and philosopher, once cited Andy Warhol as saying, “How can you say one style is better than another? You ought to be able to be an Abstract Expressionist next week, or a Pop artist, or a realist, without feeling you’ve given up something.” To Danto, Warhol had proved through his works that we have reached an “end in art history”, where artists have no need to contribute to art history, or to propel art into new and risky frontiers. In this exhibition, one of Singapore’s foremost performance artists, Lee Wen, offers instead his two-dimensional work – graphite drawings, oil paintings and digital prints. Does his pluralistic practice in this postmodern age support the end of art history?
Pillars of the Arts - a collaborative project with various sectors of the communities in Singapore to generate interest and discussions on issues relating to the role of the audience and their important contributions in the making and development of the arts in Singapore.
Venue - at the concourse of the Esplanade
Date - from 15 November 02 to 12 January 03
Time - daily from 10am to 10 pm
Monday, November 11, 2002
Tsunamii.Net Alpha 3.5 Crush
Courtesy of Fragnetics at http://www.fragnetics.com
Collaborating with artists from Tsunamii.Net, Fragnetics was the technical team tasked to set up the computers used for the Alpha 3.5 Crush project, where an online webserver (126.96.36.199) was crushed in the presence of a live online and offline audience at the Millbank Gallery in London, UK. Visitors were able to take a peek at the server through an Axis webcam configured specially for the event as a countdown timer ticked away the seconds towards the end of the Crush server's 5-day online life which ended on 12 September 2002. A total of 72,355 visits were logged. More than 2,000 people were present online while a group of about 30 were at the gallery itself to witness the event live.
Cyberarts/Cyberculture Research Initiative (CCRI)
Courtesy of the NUS cyberartsweb site at http://www.cyberartsweb.scholars.nus.edu.sg/
A blending of arts and technology, Cyberarts is a newly-launched course and research innovation at the University Scholars Programme at the National University of Singapore. The NUS Cyberarts Initiative is the first of its kind in the region and comprehensive in its Cyberarts database, Cyberarts resource library, Artist-in-Residence programme, Virtual Reality Collaboration Research, undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral programme development in Cyberculture and Cyberarts.
Cyberarts is a part of Cyberculture, a new discipline with about twenty years of history in Europe, Japan and United States that studies digital and virtual aesthetics, creative impact of new technologies and collaborations between art and life sciences.
In Southeast Asia, cyberarts is in the nascent stages. CCRI aims to encourage regional artists, scientists, and theorists to work in this field and to showcase their work on an international platform. CCRI aims to attract some of the greatest artists and theorists working in the cyberarts scene, and to serves as a clearinghouse for global and Southeast Asian cyberarts activities.
Sunday, November 10, 2002
NEW MEDIA ARTS FUND
Since the NAC launch of its $200,000 New Media Arts Fund in 2002, the New Media Arts Fund has financed Rex Guo and Tim Poston for Visual Music, a unique concept combining programming, geometrical sciences, music and visual arts; Matthew Ngui for an 'artist in residence' project at the OK Centrum in Linz, Austria; Jodi Chime to attend Solar Circuit 2002, in Tasmania, Australia; Margaret Tan Ai Hua for Virtual Bodies in Reality at the 11th International Symposium on Electronic Arts 2002; Lulu Ong Sian Chyi and Damien Nathan Lock for Acoustic Acclimation at the 8th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD).