Wednesday, December 11, 2002
FIONA LEE, SCHOLAR ON PUBLIC ART
SAM 13 Dec (Fri) SAM Auditorium 19:00
A Brief Introduction of Public Art in Europe, America and Taiwan
Part I. Public Art from the Aspects of Creation and Mass Apprehension
Part II. The Themes on the Artistic of Work, the Popularity and Open Space
Part III. The Relationship between the Artist, Public and Art Works
Part IV. Conclusion.
Talk 2 :
SAM Public Lecture
Continuous Dialogues: Public Art and the Public in Taiwan
by Fiona Lee
(in English and Mandarin)
Continuous Dialogues: Public Art and the Public in Taiwan
Controversies: 'social art' rather than 'public art', or what is in fact
truly public, and who needs it?
Experiments: When art goes out museum, in a way of improving the changing
environment though arts.
Dialogues: places as art, thinking through the public.
Dress Code of both talks : Smart Casual
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The Artists Village cordially invites you
to the opening reception of
a group send-up of commercialism in the Singapore art scene
Chng Seok Tin * Milenko Prvacki * Jason Lim * Lee Wen
Claire Lim * Leo Ong * Khairudin Hori * Zulkifle Mahmod
Ahmad Abdul Bakar * Juliana Yasin * Susie Lingam * Lina Adam
Lim Kok Boon * kAI Lam Hoi Lit * Agnes Yit * Benjamin Puah
Lee Sze Chin * Ho Tzu Nyen * George Chua * Wilkie Tan
Thursday 19th December 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 31st November.
Beauty has always been in the eye of the beholder, and a collector’s taste may not always coincide with an artist’s conception. The appearance of a piece may arise from valid artistic impulses, but the casual viewer might recoil from putting good money down for an artwork he finds unappealing. BadEvilAwfulUglyTerribleYucky is an exhibition conceptualized by The Artists Village that attempts to find a good home for challenging works. These are two- and three-dimensional art pieces that may have been judged to be non-commercial, too provocative or disturbing, conventionally unaesthetic, too large or bulky – any one of a host of various reasons.
In a twist to the normal process of art acquisition, artists will pay would-be collectors to retain one of their BEAUTYful art works. Sums above $1 will be offered by the artists to encourage Singaporeans to keep one of their creations. The objectives of the exercise are two-fold: firstly, Singaporeans who may never have considered collecting art before may now be spurred to do so on terms that they might be better able to appreciate, that of pecuniary benefit; secondly, Singaporeans who do collect art often have conservative or unadventurous tastes, and the reversal of monetary flow might enable them to consider art of merit which need not be pretty, decorative or inoffensive.
When you remove the financial barrier, will any other barriers remain for someone to become a collector? Will this encourage someone to take the first step in collecting an artwork? Can new relationships be forged between artist and collector?
Tuesday, December 10, 2002
Benjamin Puah is born in 1976. Ben received his Diploma in Sculpture from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts and later received his Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in painting from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. For his artistic career, Ben had received several art awards and he had about 48 exhibitions in Singapore and other countries, including 3 solo exhibitions in USA, Thailand and Singapore. His artworks are under private/public collections in Thailand, USA, Australia, France, Japan, Germany and Singapore. Ben is now on his solo tour exhibitions 2002 that will covered Vietnam, Thailand, Australia and Singapore.
A travelling video programme
Curated by Jennifer Teo
A selection of short films, documentaries and video art by Singaporean artists and filmmakers.
As a supplement (or indeed, alternative) to visiting Singapore, SEE SINGAPORE! presents images and perspectives not provided by official travel guides and rarely experienced by tourists — Singapore as experienced and/or imagined by Singaporeans.
Questioning, nostalgic, resigned, celebratory, kitsch, and at times without emotion, this selection not only reflects the Singaporean psyche but represents the complex and uneasy relationships we have with our country.
Tania Sng: Singapore ... Dream
Royston Tan: Hock Hiap Leong
Bertrand Lee: Trishaw
Sweet Sight Films: Bah Zhang Joe
Lee Sze-Chin: Mr. Lee presents: Mr. & Mrs. Lee's Chinatown Tour
Heman Chong: East Coast Recreation Centre (24 Snapshots of a perimeter beach) (co-directed by Isabelle Cornaro), SMC80, The Legend of Redhill (A murder mystery), Nathalie part en voyage, Connection, Depot Road Afternoon
Wilkie Tan: An Analysis of UFO Photographs
Jennifer Teo: NR1 (Serangoon Sunday), NR2 (P.I.E.), NR5 (Dover)
Jeremy Hiah: Zai's Wedding
Yazer Aziz: Bidadari
Sherman Ong: The Ground I Stand
25 & 26 May, 8pm
The Contemplation Room Project
Screening co-presented by Danger Museum
in Ydre Nørrebro Kultur Bureau (YNKB)
27 June, 8pm
Screening presented by 3DOS
in Haus Köbberling
soft: Danger Museum
University of Melbourne Arts offers students the broadest range of disciplines in Australia including a variety of contemporary cutting-edge courses, taught by the leading academics in Australia and also internationally.
Bachelor of Creative Arts
Graduates with a minimum of a B cumulative grade average in the Diplomas specified below will be awarded 100 points of specified credit (equivalent to 1 year of study) at the first and second-year level.
SIA - La Salle Diploma in Visual Art (Art Management)
Students are awarded 200 points of specified credit
(equivalent to two years of full-time study)
Nanyang Polytechnic Diploma in Digital Media Design
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Diploma in Film, Sound and Video
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Diploma in Mass Communications
Temasek Polytechnic Diploma in Visual Communication and Diploma in Interactive Media Design
Public Art and the Public in Taiwan
Jointly organised by SAM & iPreciation
Date: Friday Dec 13, 2002
Venue: Singapore Art Museum Auditorium
71 Bras Basah Road
Guest Speaker: Ms Fiona Lee
Please register before 12th of Dec, 2002 with Mandy
iPreciation as an advocator of public art will periodically organize educational programs to select groups. Its objective is to increase the awareness of fine arts especially in the area of public art.
These educational programs (in the form of exhibition, talk or seminar), presents topics that ranges from principles of arts collection and installation, modern art movement to artists’ history, profile and works. It is through these programs that iPreciation aims to let the audience be kept up to-date with the latest art movements in the region and the rest of the world.
In December 13, we will also be conducting a seminar by a foreign arts scholar on Public Art in Taiwan. It is with great pride that iPreciation Pte Ltd jointly organized this Public Lecture with the Singapore Art Museum.
Fiona Lee teaches Arts Management in National Taiwan University of Arts since 2001. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in the Arts Policy and Management Department in the City University of London. She rewarded her Master Degree in the City University in 1994.