Singapore Biennale 2006
Saturday, January 11, 2003
More & Less :
Art Show to Raise Funds for NAFA's New Campus
Sculpture Square, 11 - 18 Jan 2003
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts will be entering into its 65th year of history in 2003. A brand new campus for the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and two new annexes for the Schools of Performing Arts and Fashion Studies will be taking shape and completed along Bencoolen Street in 2004.
The Salmon Theme
In commemorating this significant event, SVA's Fine Art Department has initiated a fundraising art show, entitled "More & Less," to be staged at Sculpture Square from
11-18 Jan 2003.
The art show employs the "salmon" as a thematic symbol of resilience and strength,
two major qualities that encapsulate the history of NAFA up till now, as well as its wide-spreading Alumni in the region.
The idea of creating salmons in clay and 150 individually hand-moulded salmons took effect in Sept 2002. The Ceramics unit in the Department undertook the task, assisted
by many of our Fine Art lecturers. The 33-cm pottery salmons were created as a basic form for artists to lend their creative touches. Letters were sent to established artists, associates in the art world, and alumni; inviting them to breathe life into this three-dimensional salmon form.
Artists' Field Day
Many artists responded enthusiastically to this invitation. On 4 Nov 2002, artists gathered at the NAFA Middle Campus courtyard to have a field day in art making. At the end of the day, over 120 salmon artworks were created. Although this was the first time many artists encountered using ceramic medium for creation, all of them had found ingenious and very individualistic ways to express their inventive flairs. Their concerted efforts in supporting their alma mater has always been NAFA's trademark. This event gave yet another opportunity for them to express their undying allegiance to NAFA.
What to Expect at the Show
The "More & Less" art show will be unveiled on 11 Jan 2003 and continues till 18 Jan at Sculpture Square, 155 Middle Road. In the open courtyard, the salmon artworks created on the field day will be assembled into a school of salmons, as if swimming towards the new NAFA Campus, which is just next door. To create further visual impact, a group of students will build an enormous sculpture on site, a 6.2m-long salmon using thousands
of NewaterTM bottles. This brings in a New lease of life into the history of NAFA as a full-fledged arts Institution moving into a brand new building!
Fine Art students' involvement in this charitable event will be further evident in a conjunction exhibition of about two hundred of their artworks of prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures, also for sale to raise funds for the same purpose, during the same period at the NAFA Middle Gallery.
heART and Soul Art Exhibition from Jan 11th to 26th, 2003
Chateau d'Arts presents Arts Alliance Group, dedicated to promoting the awareness of art while contributing to local charity organizations.
In the group second's exhibition. heART and Soul, 10 artists from different countries- Singapore, Australia, Japan -come together to showcase a collection of 30 contemporary paintings.
These works will be a dynamic mix of styles, media, and subject matters reflecting the different background of the artists.
The adopted charity for this Arts Alliance Group show is the SPCA, part of the proceeds from the exhibition sales will be presented to the SPCA.
Please contact Glennery Besson at
Chateau d'Arts at 39 Stamford Road,
#03-01 Stamford House,
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Gallery Hours :
Tue to Sat 12noon to 6.00pm
During exhibition: Sundays 1.00 to 5.00 pm
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
Friday, January 10, 2003
CHANGE OF EXHIBITION
South & Southeast Asian Gallery, Concourse Level
Come and have another look at the works of our pioneer artists, Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng and Liu Kang before they are taken down on 16 January 2003. Also making their way to our store are the works of Quek Wee Chew, Wee Beng Chong, Thomas Yeo, Yeo Jin Leng and Latif Mohidin.
In their place, 12 important paintings, to be featured in the exhibition,
The Arthur Lim Benefaction, will be on show from Monday, 10 February 2003.
Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Reminiscence of the Orient
by Tian Zhong Quan
cocktail reception on 10 January 2003 at 7.00pm
2nd level of Tanglin Shopping Centre.
HaKaren Art Gallery
You are invited to the opening preview
and reception of
a solo painting exhibition by
Thursday 9th January 2003 7.30 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level,
Tel: 6226 2605
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm
Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs through to 19th January.
In the Beginning, Paradise was in the Garden of Eden. Then Eve bit of the forbidden fruit, contaminated Adam along the way, and together with a serpent, we all slithered downhill from there. Mankind was mired in sin, some of it original, most of it repetitively derivative. The exhibition Paradise Revisited seeks to reclaim a lost vision of blissful innocence. From the wellsprings of artist Martin Loh’s fancy emerges a paradisiacal vision containing no moral dilemmas, where inhabitants simply follow the calling of their heart. They live a life of plenty and of pleasure, according to their whims and natural urges. As with Eden, the setting is lush, colourful and exotic, and the populace celebrates a positive, carefree existence, plagued not with the shadow of guilt.
Art Seasons is proud to present
"Bursting Spring" - a solo exhibition by Gao Hui Jun
You are invited to meet Gao Hui Jun in person at the cocktail reception on
16 January, Thursday, 7 to 9pm
The Box . 5 Gemmill Lane . Singapore 069261
Tel: +65 6221 1800 . Fax: +65 6221 3380
Mon - Fri : 11am to 7pm
Sat : Noon to 6pm
Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday (by appointment)
email: firstname.lastname@example.org for copy of limited catalogue &
Win fabulous spa treatment!
Continuing his successful solo exhibition, "China Blues" at Art Seasons last year, Art Seasons is proud to present Hui Jun's new discovery - bursting ancient vase, always closely related to water.
Self reflective and opened-minded, his comprehension and criticism of contemporary civilization come from the old eras and the imagination of future except the present. "Now" is a concept. He has no concepts.
Hui Jun's vase is delicate, radiating ancient civilization and the present life of petty bourgeois
with fragile life quality, like fine china.
RESOLUTIONS: a fresh start with Art
ORGANISED BY: SCULPTURE SQUARE
FEATURING WORKS BY:
Baet Yeok Kuan
Chng Seok Tin
Lim Guan Huat
Lim Poh Teck
Lim Soo Ngee
Mohammad Din Mohammad
Ng Siew Boon
Soh Siew Kiat
Tan Wee Lit
25 Jan - 23 Feb 2003
Mondays - Fridays : 11am - 6pm
Saturdays - Sundays : 12pm - 6pm
Closed on public holidays
155 Middle Road
Sculpture Square begins the new year with Resolutions, an art exhibition showcasing an exciting array of artworks by local artists and artists based in Singapore.
Established artists like Chng Seok Tin, young artists like Claire Lim will be exhibiting and works range from paintings, ceramics, stone and bronze sculptures to new media of the 21st century. These art-passionate individuals have drawn their inspirations from nature and personal life experiences. In this highly textural display of works, see how simple, everyday objects and materials can be cleverly amalgamated to tell different stories. Ever found the task of weeding a chore? Make it work for you and appreciate their significance in nature. Saddened by ‘Please Do Not Touch’ signs in museums and galleries? Experience interactive art in this exhibition.
If you resolve to become an art collector in the new year, this is your perfect opportunity at Sculpture Square’s first exhibition in 2003.
Start off the new year with some self-reflections. Enjoy these inter-disciplinary art forms and share the philosophical and spiritual journeys of the artists.
The exhibition will open with an informal get-together for the artists, guests and members of the public, on 25 Jan 2003, 2.30pm at Sculpture Square. Please RSVP by 17 Jan 2003. All are welcome.
Tel: (65) 6333 1055
Fax: (65) 6333 1655
i) Chao May Ling
ii) Bernadette Yew
Tel : (65) 6333 1055
Fax: (65) 6333 1655
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UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAMME SEMINAR
ART MEETS BIO-SCIENCE:
METHODOLOGY AND ETHICS OF INTERDISCIPLINARY WORK
Speaker: A/P Faith Wilding
Chicago Art Institute
Chair: Dr Irina Aristarkhova
National University of Singapore
Date/Time: Saturday, 11 January 2003
10am ñ 12pm
Place: Cyberarts Studio, Level 5
University Scholars Programme, NUS
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
BLK ADM (near Central Library)
The old distinctions between arts and sciences do not seem to work effectively anymore. However, current drive to interdisciplinarity is anything but a clear path. Separated by centuries of conceptual divisions and disciplinary walls, artists and scientists find themselves often on opposing sides of the debate, understood as 'facts / scientist objectivity' vs. 'feelings / artist subjectivity'. Necessity to work together in a knowledge-based economy is easier to proclaim than to practice and perform. It might actually involve the most significant paradigm shift of our age.
Drawing heavily on her extensive experience in art and biology collaborations, Prof. Wilding will discuss issues which are involved in doing interdisciplinary art projects, specifically on the border of art and biology, both on level of governmental programmes and individual collaborations. Can artists serve as a missing link between public and recent developments in cloning, genetic engineering, stem cell research, etc? What would ethics and aesthetics of such partnerships be?
About the Speaker
Faith Wilding is an Associate Professor of Performance Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. Wilding is an interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited, lectured, performed and published widely (individually and collectively) for thirty years throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Her work addresses issues of the "recombinant" body" in various media including 2-D, video, Web pages, installation, and performances.
Wilding exhibits and presents internationally; her individual and collaborative installations, performative lectures, mixed media works, and works on paper, have been featured in exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; The Whitney Museum of Art; the Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; the Riverside Museum of Art; the Art Gallery at the University of Maryland; The Drawing Center in New York; Bronwyn Keenan Gallery in NY; Cooper Union Gallery, NY; Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Documenta X in Kassel, the Next Five Minutes 3 Festival in Amsterdam; the Singapore Art Museum, and in Zurich, Vienna, Bremen, Hamburg, and ZKM, Karlsruhe.