Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Artists for TWC2
You are cordially invited to discuss the above project on Friday 13 June 2003 7-9 p.m.
at Room 109, Teluk Kurau Studios
91 Lorong J, Singapore 425985
PROPOSAL for discussion
Underlying the fate of the foreign domestic worker is our inherited
perception and attitude towards domestic (house) work. This was
life-long work for women before economic (paid) work was made
available to women as a result of market needs and women's
access to education.
In our strife for development, the essential relationship
ofhousework to human well-being and the very quality of life we
aspire to is downplayed and overlooked. Class, race, gender and
the privileging of formal education and academic knowledge, not
to mention the size of the pay packet have further devalued the
nature and status of house work and those women whose 'formal'
work this is.
To address this unfortunate lapse, the proposal is to hold an event
that would focus on the perception and nature of housework, its
role and relationship to our lives.
You are invited to make a work , using a medium of your choice.
In addition, between now and August, we will need your support to
interview as many people as possible on the type of housework
they do individually and the time expanded in doing them.
As part of, or follow up , to the event, we are also thinking of
organising a "Do Your Own Housework Day" when men, women
and children are encouraged to do a number of housework and to
record their experience doing the work.
TWC2 is a civic group that has been researching the social,
cultural and legal conditions of the foreign domestic worker in
Singapore; their impact on the Singaporean family and what they
reveal of Singaporean society.
TAV Artists Development Program (TAVADP) presents
Talk on Chinese Cartoonists in Singapore: Chauvinism,
Confrontation and Compromise (1950 - 1980) by Mr Lim Cheng Tju
The arts of an age express the spirit of the time and reflect its worldview. Cartoons are mirrors of our lives and their abundance in the 1950s and 1960s did not just reflect public opinion but they were attempts by the cartoonists to shape the making of a new nation and Malayan ideals in the anti-colonial period. The history of Chinese cartoons in Singapore reveals a past that was heavily contested visually – values, morality, politics and culture were all at stake in a single panel of the comics. By examining the lives, aspirations and declining influence of Chinese cartoonists from the 1950s to the 1970s, the demise of public activism and civil society in Singapore can be seen in the compliance of cartoonists to the demands of nation-building and consensus. In the process, Chinese cartoonists moved from a position of idealism to professionalism. However such a change in purpose and outlook robbed the medium of its power, which has not recovered since. The fate of Chinese cartoonists from the period of 1950 to 1980 reveals an anti-idealism and anti-intellectual character in Singapore that is still prevalent in most arts today.
About the Speaker
Lim Cheng Tju is a junior college history teacher who writes about the arts, popular culture and politics. His articles on cartooning in Singapore have appeared in the Southeast Asia Journal of Social Science, Teaching and Learning, Journal of Popular Culture and the International Journal of Comic Art. He has presented papers on comic art at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference and the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference.
CHIJ TOA PAYOH SEC
500 THOMSON ROAD
Date: Saturday, 7 june 2003
Time: 4pm - 5.30pm
Limited to 20 participants, the artists village members priority.
if you are interested to attend this talk
please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about TAVADP, please visit http://www.tav.org.sg/adp/
Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Earth-I. The Ceramics Exhibition
Tanjong Pagar Community Club
Tanjong Pagar Pottery Club
101 Cantonment Road
This exhibition showcases the recent ceramics works by members and students of the Tanjong Pagar Pottery Club. It features a wide range of art pieces from functional wares to sculptural works.
Website : http://tpcc-earth.tripod.com
Tanjong Pagar Community Club Art Gallery
20 June 2003, 11am - 6pm (Fri)
21 June 2003, 10am - 8pm (Sat)
22 June 2003, 10am - 6pm (Sun)
101, Cantonment Road, S089774
TEL: 6221 9898 / 6223 6847
THE VANISHING RACE: APACHE ON A RAMPAGE
an installation work by zulkifle mahmod
Opening on the 19th of June 2003,Thursday at 7pm
Exhibition runs till 29th June 2003,Sunday.
Special appearance by The Sunseekers
With the intense dissemination of all kinds of information, especially with the advent of recent information technologies, there seems to be a lot of ‘crossed’ messages and information, which I would like to call ‘migrations of ideas’. I am interested in exploring how these crossed messages, these migrations of ideas, impact a multicultural society like Singapore.
Sunday, June 08, 2003
The identity design application for The Sandwich Shop has been selected for this year's British Design & Art Direction (D&AD). This is the 2nd time that H55 has been selected for the D&AD.
Right in the middle of the Shenton Way business district, The Sandwich Shop is a joint project by Weave Interior and H55 integrating spatial design, identity graphics and packaging.
In contrast to the often conflicting agendas between the interior architect and the graphic designer in most retail projects, we have had the priviledge to create both the spatial and the identity design in a parallel process.
Small Works exhibition
Date: 6 to 30 August 2003
Small works, the exhibition which will feature works from South East Asia artists and is a multidiscipline show featuring paintings, ceramics, sculptures and others.
We would like to open the invitation to you and the requirement are as follows:
1. Works should not be more than the size of 80 x 80 cm
2. Works that is price below S$2,000.
3. Artists could submit up to 10 works or more for the show.
Requirements from artist :
2. Artist statement
3. images of artworks (5 images)
Medium of artworks
Application date line : 10 June 2003
You will be informed by 30 June 2003 the acceptance of your entry.
Kindly sent this form and all the require materials ( Biodata, artist statement and images) to email@example.com
If you have other enquiries, please do contact Hui Ling / Jose at Tel : 6221 1800.
Art Seasons Gallery
The Box, No.5 Gemmill Lane, (Off Club Street).Singapore 069261 Tel : 6221 1800.Fax : 6221 3380.emial : firstname.lastname@example.org
SAFARI SAFARI SAFARI SAFARI SAFARI
an expeditionary adventure by Imdiu Wong and Yong Tai Si
Guest of Honour: Mr Bernard Harrison
CEO, Bernard Harrison & Friends
Opening preview and reception
Thursday 12th June 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 22nd June 2003.
Animal lovers unite! Proceed to Utterly Art Exhibition Space where artists Yong Tai Si and Imdiu Wong have captured a rambunctious menagerie of animals on canvas and paper for your select viewing pleasure! Stare in amazement at the bewildering diversity of fauna on show, from capricious crocodiles to alluring angelfish! Gawk at the gleeful parade of wildlife, clad in chromatic radiance as brushed in oil by Tai Si, or pouting with pernicious prickliness as drawn in ink by Imdiu.
The exhibition brings together two young ladies, both former classmates in the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, with individually idiosyncratic styles for a combined zoological display. Ultimately, both artists use animals to investigate subconscious change: incremental conversions that occur whilst we react to a continually changing mundane routine. Their art captures frozen moments of which we might be otherwise unaware, precious seconds which might otherwise go unnoticed. Journey with the artists in their personal safari as they chart new territory in exploring vignettes from the subliminal cracks in our lives.
FIGURE DRAWING CLASSES by RAVI SHAIL
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels tailored to individual needs
Experienced drawers also welcome
Tuesdays, 7.30pm Utterly Art Exhibition Space
$40 per session or $360 for a course of ten sessions
includes materials and model, call 6226 2605 for enquiries
Bring the kids for
a fun-filled family
art from urban waste
in conjunction with
7 & 8 June 2003
Sat & Sun 4 - 9 PM
For more info, contact
Singapore Environment Council
Tel: 6337 6062
Flesh Imp x Sam Flores x Andy Howell x Bigfoot
Flesh Imp that Sam Flores is back in town again, with 2 more artists!!, for those who missed him the last time, better catch this Frisco artist fast.
The other two artists in town are Andy Howell and Bigfoot. Catch more of their works at http://www.samflores.com , http://www.andyhowell.com and
The guys will be doing a live demo mural painting for the Singapore Street Festival on the 7th June 2003. Catch them there if you can.
For those who wants to get closer to them can get an invitation card to our closed door event on 8th June 2003 Sunday from 3pm to 6pm.The invites are free but they are based on a first come first served basis. All you need to do is to drop by our concept store between now till 7th June to collect your invites with this email print out.
Invite holders get priority for pre-booking of the exclusive Limited Edition Cross over Flesh Imp x Sam Flores x Andy Howell x Bigfoot tee shirt set. A two colour process T-shirt with front and back print. Available exclusively in New York, San Francisco & Singapore with a limited run of 150 pieces. Pre-order now before it's Sold Out!
The guys will do an autograph signing session after finishing the small mural panel in the store. DJ battle by turntablists and guest appearance of Singapore's premier rap group CPJ
Do drop by the Flesh Imp store now for more info.
PLASTIQUE KINETIC WORMS presents its 5th Young Artists Exhibition
The overwhelming lust, passion and guilt, the angst of being young and at sexual peaks, is slowly moving its way into the art being produced today. Art will not be blunted by this, but largely enhanced. Within the foreseeable near future of this country, there will always be a need for sexual presence in art, in one way or another, be it subtle or repulsively shocking. Art has changed, it is still changing and sexuality in art is beginning to have its place in the context of local art.
‘Sensitive Parts’ is put together for one simple reason - to probe the sexual views of young people in Singapore.
Sexuality, like gender, is socially constructed and hence differs and varies widely across contexts. As the century turns, young people in Singapore have taken their sexuality many steps further from their previous generation who had to live by rigid and traditional social values. More gays and lesbians are ‘coming out’ , and cases of infidelity and divorces are on the rise. Virgin bride is no longer the main criteria in marriages; and babies making may not be necessary after marriage, as couples now have different perception of sex and matrimony. The body is the basis of all sexuality. In the passionate heat of sexual lust, human beings unlike any other living creatures are not usually thinking of baby making. Hence, sexual instincts became pure desires for close bodily contacts and pleasures. Perhaps this is the trait that exalted humans from others; the ability to experience erotica.
Cleo Thang, the curator of this exhibition has gathered 5 young artists to share their views and express themselves in the theme, Sexuality. Issues like masturbation, homosexuality, eroticism and perversion are being scrutinized in this show.
Participating artists are Chen Chong En, Charlie Tan, Chris Tan, Michael Lee Hong Hwee and Yvonne Lam. Modes of expression include photography, drawings, paintings and installation.
Exhibition opens on Thursday, 5 June 2003 at 7pm @ Plastique Kinetic Worms
and continues to run till Saturday, 5 July 2003
(We take this opportunity to apologise for the typo error on our invitation cards, 5 June is a Thursday and not Wednesday)
*Images of all artists’ works are available upon requests.
Another project by:
PLASTIQUE KINETIC WORMS
61 Kerbau Road. Singapore 219185
Tel: 65 6 292 7783
Fax: 65 6 292 2936
Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays & Public Holidays