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Open Call for Artists in Singapore to Submit their Portfolios for the first Singapore Biennale
Europe – Beauty in Every Corner
Opening of Europe : Beauty in Every Corner changed to 23rd June 2005 instead of 24th June 2005
un-titled Gallery – Eve Ong’s Second Solo Exhibition
Gaffer Studio Glass: Contemporary Australian Studio Glass Exhibition
Eve Ong and her Self-Unveiled II
3D Computer Animation Course
Movement in Silence – Silence in Movement
Singapore Biennale 2006

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Saturday, January 25, 2003

SUNJIN g a l l e r i e s

Cordially invites you to view our new concept gallery space at the newly renovated

DFS Galleria on Scottswalk
3rd Floor

We are featuring well-known Singaporean artists Christene Chang, Terry Poh, Yeo Hoe Koon,
Jessie Lim and internationally acclaimed Filipino sculptor Ramon Orlina,
and precious antique pieces from China and South-East Asia.


Thursday, January 23, 2003

An Exhibition by 20 Artists from LOOSE TOOTH, Australia, and
BUFFER-KIT, Singapore, in an Artists Exchange Programme co-hosted by The SUBSTATION LTD and PLASTIQUE KINETIC WORMS

Nathanael Tan (NIE) Tanya White

Opens Fri 24 January 2003
7:00pm The Substation Ltd
8:30pm Plastique Kinetic Worms (PKW)
Exhibition continues till Wed 19 February 2003


Double Happiness - A Fantasy in RED

JUSTIN LEE's first solo painting exhibition
Thursday 23rd January 2003 7.30 pm Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail:
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs through to Sunday 9th February 2003.

The heady fizz of Justin Lee’s brand of East-West pop art belies a thoughtful inquiry into the pervasive interweaving of Western influences into the fabric of Singapore society today. Helmed by a British-, and later American-trained leadership, we have been steered relentlessly towards modernization and globalization with an unabashedly Western veneer. Justin’s exhibition however is not so much criticism but critique of our condition; he tells not what it should be, but as it is. To him, East and West meet in a happy if mixed marriage of circumstance, typified by the auspicious character for Double Happiness used liberally at Chinese weddings. This marriage of cultures, set in a consumerist climate of mass production driven by an unabated desire for Western goods, has spawned a dazzling array of visual enticements which the artist has merrily incorporated into his paintings.

Oh, and just to let you know, we DON'T CHARGE GST!!! HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR to one and all!!!
STOP PRESS: 20 Jan - Justin's Singapore Flag painting has been banned by the Licensing Officer for Arts Entertainment, Media Development Authority!! You can't see it on the walls, we'll put the rejection letter there instead - sorry!


Fusion Strength 2003

The Artists Village is proud to announce the opening of Fusion Strength 2003 - A Performance & Installation Project by Singaporean and Indonesian artists.

VENUE: Benda Art Space, Yogjakarta, Indonesia
DATE: 20 January ­ 20 February 2003
Singapore: Agnes Yit, Benjamin Puah, Colin Reaney, Jeremy Hiah, Josef Ng, Karee Dahl, Khairuddin Hori, Lam Hoi Lit, Lina Adam, Rizman Putra, Tang Da Wu, Woon Tien Wei
Indonesia: Arahmaiani, Arya Pandjalu, Geber Modus Operandi, Handiwirman, Iwan Wijono, Jompet, Marzuki, Perek, Regina Bimadona, S. Teddy D.
FS¹03 will involve the participation of twelve artists from Singapore and twelve artists from Indonesia. FS ¹03 aims to create collaboration by artists through art practices from Yogjakarta and Singapore, encouraging an exchange of experience of the respective cultures these two cities identify with.

The Yogjakarta audience/space/experience - the duration of the project is one month, 20th January 2003 to 20th of February 2003 - one month of creativity, and creation - one month where the public will be able to see artists at work, artists working together, artists creating, using local materials and local input. The project stimulates a certain degree of actual exchange and interaction with the audience, many of the works or elements of the collaboration that will be translated into installations and performances will be dispersed to the people of Yogjakarta through this process of collaboration and interaction. It¹s a unique concept and a good opportunity to showcase worldwide the vitality of Yogjakarta as a city and province and Singapore as a city and state.

FS or Fusion Strength was first presented at Plastique Kinetic Worms in 2001. It was a performance and installation group exhibition involving artists practising in Singapore. The concept of the exhibition involves collaboration in the art making process and intervention of artworks by all the artists. The huge success and overwhelming response from the exhibition has encouraged the decision to develop FS as a platform or strategy for collaborations between local, regional and international artists. Fusion Strength will be developed as an ongoing travelling project under the umbrella of 'The Artists Village' encouraging exchanges and collaborations between artists and artists, and between the arts and wider society.

International collaboration and exposure is crucial to the development of the arts in Singapore and Indonesia. The participation of all the artists in this event will be a valuable opportunity to expose many aspects of contemporary art from both Singapore and Indonesia. Furthermore FS¹03 will be an important event for the art practices of the artists participating. Strategically locating FS03 in Yogjakarta engages the project's concept ­ 'collaborative art practice' to incorporate a sub-text or new context ­ 'with cultural differences'. The collaboration between the local artists and visiting artists being the key to this experience. It hopes that the outcome of this ongoing project will prove to be very valuable and useful in expanding the relationship between two countries through cultural understanding and exchange. It also hopes to explore different levels of communication in contemporary art practice.

Curated by Juliana Yasin (Singapore) and Co-curated by Titarubi (Indonesia).

The curators of FS¹03; Juliana Yasin and Titarubi wish to thank Satya Brahmantya, Sujud Dartanto, Midori Hirota from Benda Art Space, The Singapore International Foundation, The Artists Village, LIP and all participating artists and volunteers in FS¹03 for their huge support in seeing this project through in Yogjakarta.

Supported by Benda Art Space, LIP, Singapore International Foundation and The Artists Village.

For more information and images, please visit The Artists Village website

The Artists Village
91A Hindoo Road Singapore 209126
tel/fax (65) 6296 8707


Ian Woo - The error hope drawings

The error hope drawings are a set of intricate works on paper based on the use of pattern and text. The initial idea of these works grew out of the artist’s realisation and fascination with the contradictory, yet appealingly anticipated relationship of the two meanings of the words, error and hope. The works in this exhibition bring together the many possible and impossible relationships between observation and meaning.

Opens Thursday 27 February 2003 till Saturday 15 March 2003 at the Plastique Kinetic Worms Gallery, 61 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219185


Sunday, January 19, 2003

CDL-Singapore Sculpture Award 2003

Create & Appreciate
CDL-Singapore Sculpture Award
Entry deadline: 26 March 2003
Exhibition: June 2003

Here’s an opportunity to create a sculpture design and vie for cash prizes of up to S$8,000. The CDL-Sculpture Award is set up to recognise and encourage creativity amongst youth and local artists in Sculpture, as well as promote the appreciation of this art form among the Singapore community. Winning marquettes will be displayed at a public exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum in June 2003. Competition is open to students and Singapore citizens/ Permanent Residents.

Go to for more details.

CDL – A Faithful Friend of the Arts
For the sixth year running CDL received the Friend of the Arts award 2002 from the National Arts Council in recognition of its contribution to the arts community.
CDL is honoured to be a Friend of the Arts. The Group is committed to developing the local arts scene and promoting outstanding foreign art to Singaporeans.

Giving the Arts a Boost: Sculpture Carnival 2002 (23 - 26 May)
In sponsoring Sculpture Carnival 2002, themed "Asian Folk Tales", CDL embraced the invaluable opportunity of educating and exposing so many children to 3-D art as a form of creative expression. Winning creations have been identified for a Sculpture Exhibition in August 02.


The European Media Art Festival

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The European Media Art Festival, an
international forum for media art, will present a
programme in the area of tension between visions,
stories and crossovers. For five
days renowned artists, young talents and specialists
from the fields of culture, academia and economics
meet with a wide public audience in Osnabrück to
discover and experience
new artistic ideas and projects.
›Larger than life‹ is the motto of the festival
encompassing discussions and artistic reflections on
crossovers in the (bio-) sciences and on aesthetic
aspects and new technological
developments in media art. We invite media artists
to submit their experimental films and videos,
installations or nonlinear work on CD-ROM, DVD or
in the Internet by 8th January 2003 to contribute
to the programme of the festival


Womanifesto 2003

invites you to participate in

All cultures have their own ideas about “having a
baby” – from conceiving, delivering and raising, to
giving and getting both procreation and post-creation
help and advice. We ask you to share this with others
and us.

We ask for:
etc. from you, female, male, whether you call yourself
an artist or not.

We aim to gather diverse material on this topic from
near and far. This will be catalogued, published and

Your contribution can simply be in written form by
email or snail mail (addresses below). You can send
texts in any language (can be hand written and scanned
to email or sent by post). Please provide a
translation in English.

Images, drawings etc. are welcome but do not send
originals, as we are unable to return material.

The material can be your own or gathered – please
provide the source for credits where applicable.
Scanned documents should be jpeg or tiff.

Feel free to forward this to your friends and family
who you think might be interested to make a
contribution. We would like the participation of as
many as possible.

Please send your contribution latest by end April 2003
and provide your name and mailing and/or email

Address: 167/2 Soi Sama Han, Sukhumvit Soi 4, Bangkok
10110, Thailand

Organisers: Varsha Nair and Nitaya Ueareeworakul

Womanifesto is a biannual project held in Thailand
since 1995. Organised by a group of artists, Thai and
International women artists have gathered at past
events in Thailand to take part in workshops, exhibit
and exchange ideas. The last event, Womanifesto
Workshop 2001 was held as a community-based workshop
involving artists, local crafts people and art
administrators and took place on Boon Bandarn Farm in
Isarn, North-eastern Thailand. Catalogues of all past
events are available.


mediumi 1.4 open source

call for proposals: open source politics and cultural practices

mediumi the Finnish web journal for media culture publishes its fifth
theme number mediumi 1.4 open source in English. This call is for
submissions articles, essays, reviews that address the economical or legal
logic and various cultural/social politics regarding open source
software. We are particularly interested in approaches that view software
from the user or user group point of view, situating the software in its
cultural and social context.

Open source software is often technically exclusive in its development
and description. In which ways could open source become more accessible
by non-programmers or non-sysadmins? What kinds of research projects,
archives or meta-archives address the user end of open source?

In many ways open source economy is far from optimal, since without
complimentary strategies it does not provide resources to renew, research
and develop further. What kind of models can be created to maintain
networked development, free non-commercial distribution yet generate
sustainable economies? How to protect open source and open knowledge from
becoming approprietarized (sic!), while enabling also commercial
non-exclusive use?

While an increasing amount of technical knowledge is not publicly
available, creating accessible software, related knowledge archives, and
learning environments has become an acute political issue. What kind of
policies or civil action is necessary to guarantee this? What kind of
artistic or cultural interventions are taking place that address open
source as not only a tool or a movement, but as a terrain for creative


We invite submissions in the following categories:
Article/essay 3000-4500 words
Interview/dialogue 2000-3000 words
Review of project, event, book 1500-2500 words

mediumi is a forum for researchers and practitioners of new media
culture. However we also wish to have the articles accessible for wider
audiences interested in new media. Please keep this in mind when submitting
eg. by explaining the more advanced technical or theoretical concepts!

December 27th, 2002 - 100-150 word abstracts sent to mediumi 1.4,
guest editor, Tapio Mäkelä, tapio.makela@m...
January 20th, 2003 - Final deadline for full texts.
The journal will be launched in February 2003.

mediumi is published by m-cult, centre for new media culture in
Helsinki, Finland. mediumi forms a part of, information and
communication server for the Nordic new media cultural scene. (English
version launched in 1/03).



Pushing the limits in digital photography and breaking new ground in
Arts Representation....... The Digital Camera as my paint brush and
lights as my paint/ink.....

The primary subject is on painting with Lights. I have used the
digital camera as a paintbrush and created abstract representations
and imagery with it. The digital camera is my only tool. None of the
images have gone through any major editing or manipulation with any
imaging softwares. The two main light sources are: 1) lights of
traffic; that is red and green lights, and moving vehicles 2)
standing lamps.

These are abstract digital paintings using brush stroke techniques on
light sources. The techniques I have used on creating these images
are very unique in both idea and conceptualisation. The resulting
images are informal, non-restrictive, raw, and untreated. However, my
paintings speak volume because they turn the simplest encounter in
our daily lives into visually stunning abstract arts with a definite
theme. You will notice that none of the images are exactly identical.
Just like a reflection of life, the only entity that is constant is
change. There are many opportunities for capturing stunning images
with the new technique that I have developed and I am continually
experimenting with these new digital brush strokes. The images of
traffics lights were taken while on the move and travelling in
vehicles(Moving Lights). The others were taken from one light bulb
source from a standing lamp(Still Lights).

My works are an amalgamation between conventional photography,
digital photography and brush painting.

The term "light Painting" has generally been used by some artists in
the West but mainly to highlight differences between lights and
shadow or create silhouette images.

What are these works about? In lives, we are constantly faced with
the dilemma of what's right and what's wrong. We stop to ponder and
we stop to seek acknowledgement, validation and approval. We seek for
the green light to go and the red light to stop. Lives may be full of
these mental activities. While going around building our future we
lose the energy and time to stop by the cross road to think, play and
be creative.These works are to me about living your dreams and about
possibilities. It is possible to push creativity further with passion
and possible to create extraordinary work out of ordinary everyday
life. Dare to dream and to make a different.

I am currently looking for Galleries who are interested to represent
my range of print work.

Visit my online gallery:

Artist Profile and Portfolio available for viewing on request.



>25hrs, an international videoart show
>24 hours non-stop screening of a wide ranging selection of works made after
>1990. A comprehensive view of contemporary videoart.
>25hrs will be held in Barcelona 9th of May 2003. It will show around 300
>works of less than 20 minutes duration. The venue is right in the city
>centre and will be ready to acomodate numerous spectators in front of a
>large screen.
>Artists are invited to participate or selected through an open call. A book
>will be published on the ocassion of the show and it is intend to be a
>useful tool for art critics, curators and artists.
>25hrs is a project of TheVideoArtFoundation in association with Unxposed,
>supported by Instituto de Cultura de Barcelona ICUB and with the
>collaboration of Hangar.