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SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM
swedenmade design 4stories
The highly acclaimed Design Exhibition organised for the Swedish Royal State visit to Thailand in February is finally here in Singapore. Curated by well-known Swedish product designers Nina Jobs and Monica F?rster, this exhibition features contemporary Swedish designs themed to the four seasons of the year. Each season is expressed in an inflatable cloud room where products by some of Sweden's most interesting contemporary designers are displayed in, aptly describing the Swedish way of life.
swedenmade design 4stories is part of Design Design, and is proudly associated with DesignSingapore, a national collaborative to promote design excellence in Singapore.
20 November 2003 – 29 February 2004
The exhibition is co-organised by the Embassy of Sweden (Singapore).
This exhibition comprising over 45 works will enable the casual visitor to journey through the art and life of the artist, Lim Tze Peng. Born in 1923, a teacher by training and profession, Lim Tze Peng has come a long way since his first solo exhibition in 1970. Now, and still, completely involved in his art, Lim continues to explore calligraphy, Chinese ink and contemporary oils with much fervour. The artist’s landscapes are his forte, as shown in the 1998 Meeting Places in Fleeting Spaces held at SAM. The broader range here intends to capture and share the essence and the spirit of the artist’s practice – one that has permeated his prolific and illustrious career. Compelling for the sheer breadth selected from over 200 recently donated works, the exhibition will visually illustrate the depth of the artist's dedication and skill.
4 December 2003 to 22 February 2004
Convergences of Art, Science and Technology ( C.A.S.T )
Art becomes the medium through which one can contemplate practices and discourse of science and technology, as well as consider its impact on society. Playful and creative expectations of the future invite your response, while hands-on stations provide interaction for technological interface with science and creativity, including student activities held in conjunction with the exhibition at the Art Lab. The opening installation of the exhibition will feature work by artists, in collaboration with scientists, computer engineers and medical professionals. Their combined wide ranging fields of expertise are a social proposition of a converging future of art, science and technology. A selection of electro-microscopic scientific images captured by researchers of the National Institute of Medical Research (Inserm), France, will be included in this opening installation. These images provide a view of science mimicking art, where images of cells, DNA, neurotransmitters and the brain, appear in unexpected and visually engaging permutations.
9 September 2003 – September 2004
Inspired by Nature: A Museum @ Woodlands project
*Venue: Woodlands Regional Library
Artists have often drawn inspirations from nature, making amazing works of art in, on and with nature using a range of media. Contemporary artists and designers thus have no lack of examples of how art and nature have been dealt with in and outside of Singapore’s cultural history. They are invited and encouraged to respond to the theme, Inspired by Nature, by proposing artworks that connect to "nature". Artist commissions in discussion include works which represent and respond to nature as concept or theme in various media. These works engage with the existing architectural structures, spaces and fixtures of the library, as well as the interests, social behaviours of its users from different age groups and walks of life. The exhibition features works by local artists in a variety of media including photography, print, graphic design, sculpture and installation; the exhibition focuses on the theme of nature, and integrates artworks with the nature and design of the library as a public and learning space.
Museum@Woodlands is a project undertaken by National Heritage Board and National Library Board to create a fusion learning space in the form of a museum at a library.
Inspired by Nature is part of Design Design, and is proudly associated with DesignSingapore, a national collaborative to promote design excellence in Singapore (www.designsingapore.org).
Jan thru May 2004
Curated by June Yap, Interrupt is an exhibition of interventions, interactivity and the internet, Interrupt presents a cross-section of artist practices engaging in technologies and media. In contemporary culture, we are surrounded by media representations and our lives are augmented by various technologies. Reflecting upon our digital engagements, the exhibition takes a look at the aesthetics of media and code, realpolitik of technologies, imagined spaces and utopian dreams.
Till 25 April 2004
Highlights from the Singapore Art Museum Permanent Collection
This exhibition, curated by Ahmad Mashadi, features works from the Singapore Art Museum permanent collection. The exhibition offers four inter-related themes in Southeast Asian art that explore the complex terrains of Southeast Asian modernity: "Realism and Social Commitment", "Abstraction and the Search for Identities", "Continuities in Traditions", and "Contemporary Perspectives". Modern and contemporary artists represented in this presentation includes Nguyen Gia Tri, Fernando Amorsolo, S. Sudjojono, Prasong Lemuang, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Kamin Lertchaiprasert and others.
Till 29 February 2004
alpha 3.8 Bulletin, issue 8
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World Submit on Informational Society
UN Takeover of Internet? Some Are 'Not Amused'
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COMGRAPH 2004 ANIMATION SCREENING AT THE SUBSTATION
SINGAPORE (11 December 2003) – SIGGRAPH Singapore announces today that it will present the ComGraph 2004 Animation Screening at Guinness Theatre at The Substation (45 Armenian Street) on 16 and 17 January 2004, from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Co-organized by Siggraph Singapore (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics) and The Substation’s Moving Images Program, with support from Singapore Film Commission; ComGraph 2004 Animation Screening is the preview event to open the annual digital media competition ComGraph 2004 – 5th Asia Pacific Digital Art and Animation Competition.
The two-day screening will feature a collection of 24 award-winning animation works from the prestigious SIGGRAPH 2003 Electronic Theater. The works showcase the year's finest computer graphics work for film, video and computer entertainment and were selected from a voluminous 635 international submissions based on extremely high standards of creative and technical excellence.
The program for ComGraph 2004 Animation Screening includes 2002 Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Short "The ChubbChubbs!" by Sony Pictures Imageworks; ComGraph 2003 Digital Animation Gold Award Winner “Show & Tell” by Kapow Pictures and highly commended piece “Polar Bears Gary's Fall" by Passion Pictures.
"The ComGraph 2004 Animation Screening is a highly anticipated showcase that documents interactive techniques and the unlimited creative potential of computer graphics,” said Dr Seah Hock Soon, Chairman of SIGGRAPH Singapore. “We hope that animation enthusiasts will be inspired by the screening to create and enter original works for the ComGraph 2004 Digital Art and Animation Competition.”
Admission to the ComGraph 2004 Animation Screening is free and open to all. It will be screened at Guinness Theatre at The Substation (45 Armenian Street, Tel: 6337 7800) on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 January 2004, from 7.30pm to 9pm.
About Siggraph Singapore Chapter
Siggraph (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics), a non-profit society run exclusively by volunteers, was established in March 1998 to promote computer graphics in Singapore and its region. It is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. For more information, log on to http://singapore.siggraph.org
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