Saturday, March 29, 2003
Sculpture Square Artist-in-Residence program begins anew
Mr Nestor Vinluan has been unable to commit to our original plans. Taking his place in our Artist-in-Residency program is the respected Sumatra-born sculpture Mr Ahmad Osni Peii.
Mr Peii will be making Sculpture Square his home while he creates his latest work in our chapel gallery as a site specific project.
Details of the exhibition:
Artist: Mr Ahmad Osni Peii
Residency: 7 April - 30 April 2003
Open Studio Sessions: 9 April - 26 April, 3-5pm from Mon to Sat (Closed on Sun)
Residency Exhibition: 30 April -25 May 2003
Exhibition Opening: 30 April 2003, 7pm
All are welcome to visit Mr Peii here at Sculpture Square during the designated times.
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Please be advised that the recently announced Artist-in-Residence event featuring filipino artist Nestor Vinluan has been postponed until further notice, as Mr Vinluan has cancelled his trip here in view of the current developments in the Middle East.
Sculpture Square would like to welcome one and all to visit Mr Nestor Vinluan, our first artist-in-residence, when he opens his studio to the public on the 26th of March to the 15th of April, 3-5pm. Mondays to Saturdays. He will be creating site specific works on the spot right here at Sculpture Square, and visitors can see and experience firsthand the processes behind his creative methods.
tel: (65) 63331055
fax: (65) 63331655
by Eminent Southeast Asia Artists
6:30pm Fri, 4 April 2003
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Gajah Gallery scales new heights with EPIC, a magnificent showcase of
large canvasses by leading Southeast Asian artists -
Bui Huu Hung, Dinh Quan, Ho Huu Thu,
Heri Dono, Made Djirna, Nasirun, Paramartha, Rudi Montavani, Sukari, Yunizar
and Teng Nee Cheong.
Not unlike the great mythological epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata,
EPIC weaves each artist's unique interpretation of historical and contemporary themes
into an enthralling tale.
Exhibition continues till April 14, 2003
(Image above: Bui Huu Hung, title not given, lacquer on wood, 2 x 5.4m)
MITA Building 140 Hill Street #01-08 Singapore 176369
Tel 65_6737 4202 Fax 65_6737 4203
JAHAN LOH's first solo painting exhibition
Thursday 27th March 2003 7.30 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs through to Sunday 6th April 2003.
Irrepressibly bubbling to the surface of our consciousness, the effervescence of Jahan Loh’s bright, breezy images quenches eyes thirsty for visual stimulation. We consume his paintings in greedy gulps, even as they startle with unconventional angles and colours of sunny neon. In the spirit of the urban art movement, Jahan seeks to transform art by extending its elitist language “into the vernacular, towards the tradition and commercial slang of the street”. And the word on the street is “We are Young, Free and Happy!”
Beyond providing visual refreshment, the work questions if people today wear their hearts on their sleeves or prefer to mask their true feelings and selves. Do we believe what we see? When I smile, am I happy to see you, or do I hide an ulterior motive behind my grin? With the many facades that we portray, do we really know one another at all? Or, do we choose only to look, rather than see?
Sunday, March 23, 2003
The President's Young Talents Exhibition 2003
13 MAR 2003 to 18 MAY 2003
Mon (12pm-6pm); Tue-Sun (9am-6pm); Fri (9am-9pm)
Singapore Art Museum
Upper & Lower Galleries
Herman Chong, Lim Tzay Chuen, francis Ng, Tan Kai Syng- Artists
The biennial event features 4 exciting new talents. Reflecting the diversity of expressions, the works in the exhibition by Lim Tzay Chuen, Herman Chong, Tan Kai Syng and Francis Ng are varied and different in form and presentation. Although their artistic approaches share some of the key issues in contemporary art - politics of gender and identities, notions of the Self and Other, and of perceptions and space - they deploy diverse strategies to solicit responses from their audience and engage them at different levels. The works by Francis and Tzay Cheun involve the alteration of existing spaces but their approach, form and expression. While Francis' altered spaces are conceived as metaphors or symbols, Tzay Chuen focuses on human interaction with existing built spaces. Likewise, Herman and Kai Syng both focus on the use of video technology but their presentations are far from being alike: Herman's practice hinges on commentaries of today's post-colonial cultures and Kai Syng's employment of disjointed images and repetitions is an investigation into narrative techniques.
For more information, please call 6332 3222.
Launch between German and Singapore Design School
26 FEB 2003 to 26 MAR 2003
Responding to the needs of the nation’s vision of creating a globally creative new media economy, Coleman Creative Design School will launch a breakthrough course named “Communication Art & New Media Design”. Working in a partnership with internationally acclaimed institutions in Design Factory International and University of Portsmouth, the course aims to produce an exceptional international educational experience.
Led by outstanding Chinese-German artist Shan Fan, students will be guided to learn and create beyond conventional learning methods. Lined up with top design experts and industrial practitioners as facilitators, the course will offer students some of the most comprehensive educational training available.
Viewed as a trade link between Germany and Singapore, HE Andreas Michaelis the Ambassador of Germany looks forward to the collaboration as a platform to exchange ideas and improve cultural relations between the two countries. Coleman Creative Design School sees this course as the cutting edge to shape up the design scene in Singapore. With the exposure of international influences throughout the course, it hopes to initiate a distinct global flavour for its students to excel beyond their peers.
The Communication Art & New Media Design course is a 3 stage study programme where students spend the first 15 months at Coleman Creative Design School followed by the next 2 years at Design Factory, Hamburg, followed by 9 months at University of Portsmouth, UK to finally obtain a BA (Hons).
Intakes: 1 April and 1 Oct (2 intakes yearly)
New Visual Arts Exhibitions
07 MAR 2003 to 23 MAR 2003
To bring the arts closer to people, the National Arts Council (NAC) will be launching a new series of visual arts exhibitions in the heartlands together with the North West Community Development Council (NW CDC). Themed The Art of Watercolour, the council hopes to promote watercolour painting to the masses, especially residents in the North West CDC District.
70 watercolour paintings by 30 artists from the Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS) will be showcased in the two exhibitions held at Bukit Panjang Plaza and Woodlands Regional Library.
Visual Arts Tour (Exhibition 1)
Date: 7 (Opening at 7.15pm)- 11 March 2003
Time: 10am - 10pm
Venue: Bukit Panjang Plaza, Atrium
Guest-of-Honour: Mr David Lim Tik En
Acting Minister for Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts
MP for Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC
Visual Arts Tour (Exhibition 2)
Date: 15 - 23 March 2003
Time: 12pm - 9pm
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library
Besides the exhibitions, there will be a free public talk and demonstration on The Techniques of Watercolour given by Rosma Guha, one of the members of SWS on 15 March (Saturday) from 3 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. at the Woodlands Regional Library, Programme Zone.
In addition, there will also be free guided tours conducted by artists from SWS for schools in the North West CDC District from 17 to 21 March at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. everyday at Woodlands Regional Library. Ten schools will be participating in the guided tours. Each tour takes about one hour, including a question-and-answer session and students will receive an information kit during the tour.
For more information on the event, please call 6837 9559 during office hours or visit the NAC ArtReach website at www.nac.gov.sg/artreach.