Singapore Biennale 2006
Saturday, November 15, 2003
Graffiti vs Painting Live Demo Main Event
Five graffiti artists "versus" five contemporary painters collaborating in a live painting demo on five massive 8ft x 8ft panels. Featuring artists from Canada, Thailand and Singapore: Patrick Thompson, Derek Mehaffey, Felix Berube, Cider, Operation Art Core, Alex Koh, Khiew Huey Chian, Hazel Lim, Vincent Twardzik Ching, Joy Lee.
Breakdance vs Bharata Natyam
An ancient traditional Indian dance-form matched with the youthful modern energy of breakdance. Catch this incredible collaboration between Singaporean Bharata Natyam dancer Arul Ramiah and Canadian all-female b-girl crew, DeCypher Cru. Presented by Mediacorp TV12 Arts Central.
Sennheiser Presents Vandal @ Pulp
Special performances by globe-trotting international emcee, Vandal (Canada), a.k.a. Jason Schadt, the Nomadic Addict.
Remedy Collective @ Pulp
Soak up a set of new rhythms and grooves, exhilarating drumbeats and electrifying mixes by the Remedy Collective.
Frontal DJ Showcase
A showcase of some of the best DJs in Singapore brought to you by the Frontal crew. Enjoy the grooves and party through the night.
Live Band Performances by TypeWriter, Rocket Scientist vs Etc and Serenaide
77th Street Graffiti Fashion Workshop
Buy bargain-priced jeans individually customised on-the-spot by graffiti artists Patrick Thompson, Derek Mehaffey, Felix Berube and Operation Art Core, or bring your own jeans and t-shirts for graffiti artists to customise for a small fee.
Check out festival merchandise, artists' works, t-shirts, CDs and other bargains at the Festival Market in the Substation Garden.
You are cordially invited to the opening of
NON_SANDS_an exploration of land art
NON_SANDS is a 24-hour land & environmental art exhibition by 10 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting and Drawing programme students.
This show opens on Wednesday 19 Nov 2003, 7pm
and closes on Thursday 20 Nov 2003, 7pm
at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Wilkie Campus, Blk D
11 Upper Wilkie Road Singapore 228120
Tel: 6333 9823
Human beings have artistically engaged with the land since 70,000 years ago but modernization has deceptively detached us from it. This art exhibition attempts to remind people of the significant but nurturing role of the land to mankind and the importance of engaging with it to fully appreciate this role.
This art exhibition will be developed through an exploration of the natural materials, their meanings and their perceived significance in a confined and controlled environment, leading to contemporary discourses on Man over Nature in relation to today's contemporary context of modernization and globalization.
For any enquiries or further details,
contact Tianli at 9622 7586
Thursday, November 13, 2003
Logon to this link - http://www.beritaharian.4-all.org
'Berita Harian' as the daily newspaper or 9 contemporary artists explicating contexts through their various artistic genres of practice.
9 'current generation' Malay artists invite you to a Ramadhan fast breaking buffet on the dusk of 14 November 2003 at The Substation on 45 Armenian Street.
This buffet is part of Berita Harian, an exhibition curated by artist Khairuddin Hori and co-presented by The Substation. Berita Harian, translated Daily News, is a rare presentation of young and active practicing Singaporean Malay artists. These artists will put forward their explication of news and issues persistent, current and significant through their various genres of practice.
Amongst the works showing at Berita Harian are; 'ReDiscovery Channel', a computer generated 'animation teaser advertisement trailer' by Ridzuan Saari, 'DE-stress kapa', a site-specific de-stressing sound installation in The Substation's toilets by Zulkifle Mahmod and 'Window Shopping', a CCTV installation showing real-time events inside various pockets of The Substation by Harman Hussin.
As clichéd as any gathering of Malay artists can be, Berita Harian however promises to be a landmark event in the history of local art development. This is also the first time that 9 current generation contemporary Malay artists are working together on one show. The exhibition provides a chance for the public and the local art community to view the opinions, statements and psyche of this 'current generation' of contemporary Malay talents.
Witness Berita Harian because it is NEWS on current state of contemporary Malay art
Monday, November 10, 2003
You are cordially invited to the opening and reception of
THE BEAUTY OF NATURE
Steven Low Thia Kwang's
first solo ceramic exhibition
Thursday 13th November 2003 7.30 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs till Sunday 23rd Nov 2003.
Like a wizard, Steven Low Thia Kwang conjures up several elegantly poised forms in his art to which a brew of different complex glazes is applied. A ceramist inspired by nature, one discovers in his work the contours of undulating landforms, the intricate architecture of insect houses and the granular textures of bark, mud and earth. In this his first solo exhibition, Steven displays the culmination of years of experiments in crafting organic shapes with geographical stature, and formulating diverse surface geologies. The alchemist in him has perfected the transition of vessel to sculpture, utilitarian to the aesthetic, surface decoration to fluid form, and pedestrian to the magical.
Sunday, November 09, 2003
For immediate release:
Contact person: Tien / Boon
Add: 12A Perumal Road, Singapore 218778
Tel: 92386609 (Tien ) / 94794908 (Boon)
A New exhibition by Woon Tien Wei, Lee Sze-Chin and Lim Kok Boon. Supported by TAV : City as a Canvas programme.
Unpacking London: London's finest takeaway
Venue:12A Perumal Road, Singapore 218778
Date: November 6 – 29, 2003.
By Appointment only.
With all scepticism accorded to young artists returned from an overseas art education, Unpacking London aims to look at the value of
collected things, and sojourning in London, within the context of conceptual art and a private celebration of the opening of a new artist
The exhibition starts with unopened shipping cartons neatly stacked in a room, with receipts of shipping and rough inventory lists and ends with
photographs of visitors, catalogue of items, and a nifty catalogue of this event. An audio guide will be made available to private visitors.
Through the procedural action of unpacking, sorting 20 odd tea chest and bookcases, Tien, Sze-Chin and Boon will re-discover their personal belongings encased between one and a half year to two and a half years. This show is about a classification of objects with a measurable monetary exchange value and functional value, its shift towards a nonquantifiable sentimental value. It is also a presentation of documents, photographs, records of sojourn in London for 4 years respectively.
This show also alludes to passion and dilemmas of collecting. Walter Benjamin describes in Unpacking my Library: &(Every) passion borders on
the chaotic, but the collectors passion borders on the chaos of memories.
This collaborative exhibition is site specific and crosses the threshold of public viewing and private space. What will be interesting is how each of these artist deal with their accumulated possessions, surmounting storage woes, to the closureevent, or the end of unpackingon November 29.
Text by Lim Kok Boon
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