Thursday, July 10, 2003
LASALLE-SIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
DIVISION OF FINE ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF DEGREE STUDIES
invites you to an artist talk
Friday, 11 July 2003
11 am - 12 nn
Fine Art Tutorial Room, (B.A. Block)
Vincent Leow has been working in a wide range of media including
painting, sculpture, performance, installation and
computer generated images. His work is distinguished by critical analyses of
the society around him combined with a highly personal imagery.
He has participated in numerous local and international exhibitions,
including Global Positions, museum in progress, ParallelWorld, Project 304, Bangkok,
and CRISP, Singapore Art Museum. Vincent is also the co-founder of Plastique Kinetic Worms,
an alternative art-space managed and run by artists.
Monday, July 07, 2003
ARTAGENT & Plum Blossoms Gallery
request the pleasure of your company
to the second part of THE TEMPORAL GAZE
Thursday 10 July
Cocktails from 6:30pm
On view through 26 July
Plum Blossoms Gallery
#01-02 MITA Bldg 140 Hill Street
Weekdays 11am – 7pm
Weekends Noon –7pm
Image: David No 4 by Natee Utarit
Curated by ARTAGENT. Supported by Plum Blossoms Gallery & Numthong Gallery.
Limited-run catalogues published to accompany exhibition. Private viewings available on request.
Enquiries, please call Helen at 97877788 or write email@example.com
ARTAGENT is pleased to present the second part of THE TEMPORAL GAZE, which comprises of solo shows by two of Thailand’s most exciting contemporary artists working with and experimenting in photo-prints.
This second show, Still Pictures, presents 20 new works by NATEE UTARIT. These recently completed works continues Utarit’s exploration with his much-lauded “Reason and Monsters Project” series, and will be the first time he works with photographic prints.
By visually quoting the great masters of the Western artistic tradition in his paintings, Utarit forces the viewer to question the very nature of artistic creation and originality, especially when his creativity takes the form of apparent destruction through deliberate application of enamel and wood stains. These 20 pieces are separated into two series. The first series ‘Death of Victoria’ features seven subverted variants of the classical sculpture from the Louvre, ‘Victoria de Samothrace’. The second series explores the concept of beauty using flowers and Greek busts as the central motif, giving a strange new life to these appropriated classical compositions.
Based in Bangkok, Natee continually investigates and experiments with painting in its traditionally purest forms as well as in contemporary permutations. As such, he is one of the very few Thai artists of his generation whose works exhibit technical expertise as well as intellectual curiosity.
Although a young artist, Natee has already amassed a handful of important exhibitions both at home and internationally. These include the 3rd Asia-Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, “Unfolding Perspective” at ARS 01, Kiasma, Helsinki, “Snapshot” in Hong Kong and “Next Move” in Singapore.
ARTAGENT, Asia’s newest curatorial and fine arts advisory, presents independently-curated exhibitions of contemporary art that explore themes that are relevant to our understanding of visual cultures today. Founded by Josef Ng and Helen Tay, ARTAGENT sets out to redefine curatorial strategies in exhibitions and to provide superlative fine arts services for its clientele.
She exhibited at Nokia Singapore Art 01/02 under the name "Lin Ying". A review of her installation work has appeared in Volume 7, Issue 1 of Art India. She graduated from NTU School of Communication Studies in 1998 and she is currently researching her MA Philosophy of Art thesis on Negative Space.
She curated Tai Cheng's solo exhibition Mindscapes at Alliance Francaise in early 2003, as well as Progression: An exhibition of modern & contemporary masterpieces over the last century by The Ravenel Art Group, at the Fullerton Hotel last year in November 2002.
About T J Art
TJ Ng is the founder of Kwan Hua Art Gallery and T J Art. Since young, TJ has very strong passion for drawing, but sadly, he lacks the talent to do so. He frequently jokes about the calligraphy pieces he has done which still remain unmarketable in his gallery (you might find a few pieces if you visit his main show room). To turn his love for arts into reality, he set up his first gallery, Kwan Hua Art Gallery in 1995 at Tanglin Shopping Centre (the current main showroom premise).
At that time when he first started out as an inexperienced arts marketer, his feelings were mixed, eager yet apprehensive, knowing that the world of arts is very competitive and tough. From a humble beginning, the reputation of Kwan Hua Art Gallery is now well-known both locally and abroad. In 2001, T J established his 5th gallery, named 'T J Art', T J being the initials of his name.
" I've since come a long way and today, I am indeed very happy to announce the opening of my seventh gallery in Singapore. This, I humbly say would not have been possible without the kind support and encouragement from my loyal customers and friends."
- Founder Mr T J Ng
Currently, Kwan Hua Art Gallery and T J Art have a total of 7 art galleries in Singapore, 39 contracted artists (to date) and a workshop in China that specializes in the design and production of all kinds of arts and artifacts.
Sunday, July 06, 2003
NEW VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITIONS GO TO HEARTLANDS
To bring the arts closer to people, the National Arts Council (NAC) would be launching a new series of visual arts exhibitions in the heartlands together with the North West Community Development Council (NW CDC).
The first show, themed The Art of Watercolour, the council prmoted 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) were showcased in the two exhibitions held at Bukit Panjang Plaza and Woodlands Regional Library during 7 Mar – 23 Mar this year.
David Lim Tik En, then Acting Minister for Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts said: "MITA believes that the Arts is for everyone.
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Gnani Arts presents
Beyond the Horizon
an exhibition of paintings by senior artists of Tamil Nadu, South India
Adimoolam . Alphonso Doss . Dakshinamurthy . P. Gopinath . Pon Ragunathan . G. Raman
Richard Jesudoss . V. Santhanam . M. Senathipathi . Visvam
Opening Preview and Reception: Thursday 10th July 2003 7.30pm
The show will run through to Sunday 20th July
Guest Of Honour: Dr Kenson Kwok,
Director, Asian Civilizations Museum; Director, LASALLE Foundation
UTTERLY ART Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level Singapore 058757
Tel: (65) 6226 2605 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon - Sat: 1130am - 8pm ; Sun: 12pm - 530pm
Beyond The Horizon - the first exhibition exclusively by accomplished senior/award-winning Tamil Nadu artists in Singapore – is presented to you with the intention of introducing and recognising Tamil Nadu’s contemporary visual arts scene; and with the aim of appreciating and honouring the brilliance of the participating senior artists.
Historically-speaking, the arts of Tamil Nadu (South India) stand as one entity that overflows with aesthetic splendour, spirituality and intellectual symbolism. Today, there is a quiet yet very strong, steadfast and active contemporary visual arts scene in Tamil Nadu, where artists research and create in their very own avenues of expression. They effortlessly deal with inspirations and subject matters that reflect both holistic and personal views on life.
The works in Beyond The Horizon exemplify the diverse and outstanding technical and conceptual manners utilised by the participating artists. This exhibition will please both the eye and the mind.
- Vidhya Gouresan, Gnani Arts
Gnani Arts, the organisers of this exhibition, is a Singapore-based organisation that aims to promote and cultivate the arts of India through creative conceptual exhibitions, art workshops/classes/seminars and research projects.
Address: singapore, bali & yogyakarta
Artgroup: play boys
Since 15 June 2003, artists Khairuddin Hori (Singapore), Wildan Antares (Indonesia), I Made Aswino Aji (Indonesia) began a six months project called Play Boys.
Miming an oath of commitment similar to marriages, artists in Play Boys will co-habituate and build a family structure in their given society. Through the next 6 months, they will work strictly on collaborative art pieces, temporarily giving up their personal rights and freedom of "self-expression"