Singapore Biennale 2006
Friday, April 25, 2003
Tan Swie Hian
Tan Swie Hian is one of Singapore's most talented and versatile artists, equally at home with painting, calligraphy, printmaking and sculpture. He is also a poet, writer, critic and translator. Tan has received many awards for his artistic and literary achievements, among them the French Knighthood of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1979, a Gold Medal of the French Artist Salon in Paris in 1985, the 1987 Singapore Cultural Medallion and an appointment as Correspondent for South East Asia of the French Academy of Fine Arts. His work is honoured by the Tan Swie Hian Museum in Singapore.
In May 1995, Tan won the Outstanding International Artistic Paragon Award from Taiwan. A sculpture of his was selected for the 6th Triennale of Small Scale Sculpture 1995 held in Germany, Hongkong and Taiwan. At the invitation of the Romanian Government, Tan, in August 1995, became the first Singapore artist to go to Romania to hold two exhibitions in Bucharest and Bacau. In September 1995, he represented Singapore at the '95 Kwangju Biennale in Korea. At the same time, he became the only Singapore artist among 135 artists from around the world whose paintings, calligraphy and seals have been etched on the rocks of the Three Gorges along the Yangtze River of China, in what will be the world's first open-air contemporary Chinese art museum. He also wrote the preface to the museum.
Tan Swie Hian has been conferred the Excellence for Singapore Award 1996 by the Singapore Totalisation Board. He was also awarded the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in 2002. He will also be representing Singapore in the Venice Biennale 2003. He works at Telok Kuraru Studios in Singapore.
In view of the current SARS situation, please be informed that the Launch of Art in Transit scheduled on 30 April 2003, 10am at Farrer Park MRT Station, has been postponed to a later date. We will inform you about the new date, once confirmed. Any inconvenience is regretted.
a duration performance
BA Gallery, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts
12 noon onwards, Saturday,
26th April 2003
In this performance, Jason Lim aims to make clear
the process of making,work habits, ritual and conceptual thinking
that shapes his approach to the practice of ceramics.
Tsunamii.net's latest workalpha 3.8: translocation commissioned by
Gallery 9/Walker Art Centre through a grant from Jerome Foundation.
With the internet, communities and individuals are able to communicate to each
other through websites set up across the landscape of cyberspace. The internet
acts as a virtual geography of people and places. On the internet, every person
and website appears global as they are connected to each other. Yet,
websites are bound to physical webservers with real physical locations and
physical constraints. Singapore's cyberart collectivetsunamii.net, Charles
Lim and Tien Woon, propose with their project toelectronically migrate
their website to webservers in 44 countries. Throughthe migration of
tsunamii.net's website, the project examines the realityof the borderless
Following from previous projects by tsunamii.net, alpha 3.8 continues in
a nexploration of the relationship between physical space and cyberspace, inthis
case through negotiations with servers around the world.
To commemorate Plastique Kinetic Worms’ 5th anniversary and the beginning of a new phase, we are presenting our annual exhibition, BOXED ii.
As a sequel to our BOXED project for ARTSingapore 2002, BOXED ii features various local and foreign artists converging on the idea of work within a box; making their own boxes or using ready-made alternatives, such as cartons, shoe boxes, match boxes and so on as part of their work.
Participating artists are free to explore a diversity of medium for their work. The artists will create in response to the interior spaces of the boxes in the same manner as they were making or setting up their work within a gallery or museum space. Thus, each individual ‘boxed’ work is like a miniature solo exhibition in itself, that can be carried, moved and owned in its entirety.
Exhibition opens on Wednesday, 7 May 2003, 7pm @ PKW
and continues to run till Thursday, 29 May 2003
another project by:
PLASTIQUE KINETIC WORMS
61 Kerbau Road
Tel: (65) 6 292 7783
Fax: (65) 6 292 2936
Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11am – 6pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays & Public Holidays
NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL, SINGAPORE
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Lin Hsin Hsin
In 2001, Lin Hsin Hsin has been interviewed by BBC Global Business News, Wirshafts Woche, CeBits Special Edition, 2000, The New York Times on the Net, 1997 and Digital Boy, 1995 amongst others. Being deeply rooted in art, music, mathematics and technology, Lin is recognized for her superb file compression techniques and in November 1999, Lin invented the patent-pending 3D Web-enabled technology that creates Interactive Web-enabled 16.7 million color 3D Art with just a 2 KB file size. Lin is a pioneer in her artistic creation in digital media. Since the 90s, she has defined and set precedence in the realization of the different genres of digital art, viz: DigitalArt, Digital Installation Art, MetaphorArt, Net Art, Web Art, Interactive Web Art. To date, she has created more than 1,000 DigitalArt using only a two-button mouse with a 16.7 million color digital palette. Her repertoire ranges from digital Chinese calligraphy and digital Western oil painting to digital glass and ceramics. Some two hundred works in her 15th solo entitled ".@rt: a cyberart show by Lin Hsin Hsin" was shown in 1997. In May 1999, Lin pioneered digital sculpting and animated sculptures in Singapore, her digital sculptures were displayed and robo-sculpted in City Hall, Paris and she presented her paper in the French Senate in October 1999. Lin has been invited for several international millennium projects, amongst, Lin is one of the 20 from around the world selected by UNESCO to contribute to the Museum International Millennium Edition; Lin is the only non-European Union participant invited for Euro-world Art project. Lin was commissioned to display her Digital Fireworks on the Straits Times Interactive, for the Singapore Millennium National Day celebrations. In 1999, Lin was commissioned for the Commemorative digital painting and an animated inauguration ceremony for Asia Pacific Economic Conference held in Singapore. In 1998, Lin was one of six judges invited to select the "Best Museum Web Sites in the World", a contest organized in USA. In 1996, she was named as one of the 200 cyber personalities in "24 hours in Cyberspace" on the Web Site and the book of the same title published by Simon & Schuster. Lin has been invited to design the 50th Anniversary United Nation Commemorative Coins in 1995. Lin has been invited to participate in Festivals for digital media in Linz, Montréal, Paris, Utrecht, Yokohama and Los Angeles. Her Digital Art has been exhibited in London, Bratislava and Warsaw. Lin has also given talks in conferences in USA and Canada about digital media, digital media museum and securities issues in digital art. As a poet, Lin is an author of 5 poetry books, which comprises of the world's first collection of techno-poems on computers titled "Love @ 1st Byte", 1992 and again in Novemeber 1997, the world first collection of techno-poems about the Internet titled "In Bytes we Travel". In 1998, Lin has initiated Web-enabled Animated Visual Poetry. Besides having her poems published in USA, Singapore, Japan and Switzerland, Lin has been invited for contributing feature articles in MIT journal, and has also penned more than a hundred articles on Information Technology. As a composer, Lin has composed more than 240-minutes of digital music since 1999. The Lin Hsin Hsin Art Museum inaugurated since 1995 has been awarded as the "Top 5% of All Web Sites" by Point Communication, U.S.A., September 1995, selected as "Top 1000 Web Sites" subsequently. Other awards include "Virtuocity Award" by VXR Corporation, U.S.A., July 1996. Besides being nominated as the "PCNovice Guide to the Web: the 2500 Best Sites" in the Art Category by Sandhill Publishing, USA, July 1998. Todate, it has been visited by more than 66 million visitors from 117 countries. In real life, you can e-mail her in any of the twelve programming languages that she speaks or preferably in Chinese, English, French and Japanese.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
Chua Soo Kim
Born into a family that specialises in pottery, Chua Soo Kim had a great interest in the art and mastered it at a very early age. He became a professional potter in 1973 at the age of 15. After completing his secondary education in 1974, he worked for his family's company where he was trained in production and research.
In 1985, he joined Studio 106, a potters' club that was headed by eminent sculptor-potter Ng Eng Teng. He was a part-time ceramics lecturer with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts from 1990 to 1991, and subsequently a lecturer at the National Institute of Education on a part-time basis from 1991 to 1998.
Soo Kim has participated in numerous solo and group ceramics exhibitions held at the National Museum, Goethe Institute, Singapore Conference Hall, Singapore Art Museum, Mandarin Hotel, UOB Plaza, Tanglin Mall and the President Charity Art Exhibition organised by the National Arts Council at Tourism Court. Since 1995, he has been invited to participate in the annual Aveiro International Ceramics Competition in Portugal.
Soo Kim also continues to conduct pottery classes at his studio as well as in schools. He is a member of the National University of Singapore Center for the Arts Pottery Committee.
Light in Darkness
Light in Darkness is a Mediacorp Channel News Asia television broadcast and Internet broadcast production featuring artist Chng Nai Wee and his art works.
24th April Thursday (Mandarin) Channel News Asia International Broadcast (excluding Singapore).
3rd May Saturday (English) Channel NewsAsia Singapore Broadcast 10.30am.
4th May Sunday (English) Channel NewsAsia Singapore Broadcast 10.30am, 2.00pm, 6.00pm, 10.30pm.
Catch the internet broadcast at http://www.channelnewsasia.com
Life from Earth
Organic forms by Singapore ceramists
Alvin Leow . Angie Seah . Donald-Eric Lim .
Paul Chay . Shirley Soh . Wee Hong-Ling
Opening preview and reception
Thursday 24th April 2003 7.30 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: email@example.com
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs through to Sunday 4th May 2003.
Nucleic acids, which encode the message for life in our genes, are thought to have originated upon the surface of mineral clays. Long-chained, informational ribonucleic acid (RNA) might have been built up from simpler precursors using clay as the catalyst. In Singapore, clay is once again the catalyst for a growing body of life-like sculptures and creations that have been emerging from the fertile imagination of Singapore ceramists, as inspired by natural, organic forms.
The raw, amoebic vessels of Angie Seah may presage the elongated, vertebral artwork of Alvin Leow, with its fossilized finger impressions. Germinating seeds and seed forms are seminal influences for Shirley Soh, while Donald-Eric Lim is fascinated with the patterning and tactile textures of lichens and reptilian skin. The elegance and grace of the avian form is captured in Wee Hong-Ling’s bird vases, whereas a hidden life threatens to break free from Paul Chay’s cocooned mummies. From earth now springs life anew, as shaped by the potter's hand.
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Cinepolitans:Inhabitants of a Filmic City
Opening 22 April 2003 Tues, 6:30pm
Guest of Honour: Glen Goei
Artists: Chua Chye Teck, Han Kiang Siew, Ho Tzu Nyen, Hong Sek Chern, John Low, Royston Tan,Tang Ling Nah
Curators: Michael Lee Hong Hwee, Tang Ling Nah
An Invitation to you to attend:
AN EXHIBITION ON ART · FILM · THE CITY